Course Description

5-Day DesignThinkers Global Bootcamp Week (Certificate)

The DesignThinkers Bootcamp offers you the unique opportunity to learn from internationally recognized and highly experienced Design Thinking practitioners from the business, design and academic world. It provides a combination of Personal Coaching, Master Classes and in-depth knowledge of Service Design Thinking Tools and Methodology. The main goal of the bootcamp is to guide you via ‘learning-by-doing’ on how to apply Design Thinking to your business.


The DT Bootcamp is especially designed for individuals who intend on taking the next big step towards actually applying Design Thinking in their daily work. For this reason, the Bootcamp coaches are all practitioners who will guide participants towards putting Design Thinking into practice. For example, ‘Industry Executives’, ‘Senior Government Policy Makers’ and ‘Independent Professionals’ are individuals who are at the right place at DT Bootcamp.


We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’. This results in the DT Bootcamp being a high-energy and hands-on training. You’ll be challenged to work on a real case together in a small team while using Design Thinking tools. For example, Personas, Customer Journey Mapping, Stakeholder Mapping, Value Network Mapping, Prototyping, Business Modeling, and more will be practised during the DT Bootcamp. Furthermore, a strong focus of this program will be on exploring the questions. For instance, ‘how to integrate these tools in an organization’ and ‘how to create buy-in within an organization and with your sponsors’.

"The Bootcamp was a transformational week for me. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to understand (not read up on) what DT is really about."

pamela caillens, cartier international SNC


Each day of the DT Bootcamp will focus on a specific topic within the Design Thinking process.

The coaches will share their experiences in the form of a Masterclass related to their expertise. Moreover, the coaches will guide you and your team throughout the entire process, from conducting research to designing Service Concepts and implementing these concepts within complex organisations.

Meanwhile, the facilitators will continuously focus on your teams’ progress with regards to the different activities during the DesignThinkers Bootcamp.

Day 1 – Welcome & Research 

Day 2 – Design 

Day 3 – Fundamentals 

Day 4 – Business 

Day 5 – Networking & Reflection 

This video gives you a glimpse on our Design Thinking trainings with global companies:


Our main objective is to firstly provide you with hands-on tools which you can immediately put into practice the next day in your working environment. Secondly, we will facilitate train-the-trainer aspects. So, by transforming your mindset and your way of thinking you will also be able to train your own team.

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

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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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.

About this Event

Location: DT Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: Scroll down for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse through our calendar

Language: English
Maximum participants: 24


Early Bird Ticket price: € 2.950,00

Regular Ticket Price: € 3.250,00

Late Worm Ticket Price: € 3.450,00

Prices are excluding VAT.
Your ticket includes a daily healthy and delicious lunch plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. All tools and materials are also available after the course for personal use. A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

We charge 21% VAT to Dutch based companies, NGO’s and self-employed. We also charge 21% VAT to international companies, NGO’s and self-employed based in the European Union without a registered VAT number. If you are based outside the European Union we will not charge you with VAT.

At DTA Amsterdam we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and team members. For this reason, we have ensured that all necessary precautions have been carefully implemented at our Amsterdam studio in accordance with the guidelines from our government. In case you have specific questions regarding these exact measures, we invite you to reach out to us through e-mail or telephone so our DTA team members can accurately inform you.


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