Course Description

Advanced Design Thinking Facilitation Course

This training is aimed at everyone who considers themselves an experienced Design Thinking facilitator and wants to further strengthen their facilitation skills. In 2 days, you will learn to understand your impact on a group, new design thinking tools that you apply on your own project, your facilitation strengths, and group dynamics processes (from difficult participants, personal preferences to group development phases). Furthermore, towards the end of the training your facilitation effort will be recorded to allow a detailed review by yourself and other participants. At the end of this course you are fully in control of the process, the team and yourself.

LEARNING BLOCKS

Understanding yourself as a facilitator
‘Why do you facilitate the way you do?’, ‘What is your preferred (learning) style and how does that compare to others?’, “What impact do I have on a
group and why?’. Furthermore, we will record a facilitation session where you apply a new tool to a difficult situation in your personal project. The review of the recording will be done collectively with participants and trainers.

Understanding group dynamics
You will experience the importance of Group dynamics by discussing the different phases of group development and related exercises. By applying it on your own project(s), you will understand how it can impact the group results and why groups are behaving in a certain way.

Advanced DT Tools
With the help of the 3 Design Thinking principles, you will be exposed to several advanced tools. Then following the challenge from your personal project, you will select a tool to apply in a facilitation experience that will be recorded. This will result to add several new tools to your Design Thinking toolbox.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Advanced Facilitation training is designed as an addition to the DT Facilitation training offered by the DesignThinkersAcademy and in comparison, will spend a lot more time on understanding group dynamics, your impact on a group and will go beyond the common design thinking tools. Therefore, in case you are an experienced facilitator and already familiar with the core design thinking tools (Persona, CJM & Service Scenario) the advanced training is the opportunity to improve yourself as a Design Thinking facilitator.

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We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries, or you are most welcome to join us at our DT Academy Studio in Amsterdam. Please reach out to us for more information.

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Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

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