Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Training Course (Certificate)*

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Learn how to facilitate workshops following the Design Thinking principles for mixed audiences. In this 2-Day high-energy course for Design Thinking practitioners, you learn how to guide people in a Design Thinking session.

Early Bird Price

€ 1.495,00 (limited)


2 days



Standard Price

€ 1.595,00


8 hours a day

Course type

In person

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About this course

Facilitation is key in running successful Design Thinking workshop sessions. Creating a space and an environment which people feel confident and can be creative in is the key responsibility of the Facilitator. Throughout the course you will be challenged to work in small teams to practice all aspects of facilitating workshops.

While you will be using Design Thinking tools (e.g. Stakeholder Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping, Prototyping), the focus will be on your personal facilitation skills of designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops.

What you'll learn

During the two days, you will practice various aspects of facilitating Design Thinking sessions by working on a challenge. With a strong focus on your personal facilitation style, group dynamics, energizers and mindsetters, you will learn how to run high-energy and effective workshops for mixed audiences.

Welcome & Self Assessment

Facilitation Principles
Facilitation Opportunities

Mindsetters & Appearance

Energy Management
Personal Presentation
Facilitation Opportunities

Develop & Team Dynamics

Problem Framing
Managing Groups
Facilitation Opportunities

Implement & Personal Plan

Facilitation Opportunities
Action Plans
Personal Coaching

Coaching Session

Follow-up call with facilitators to discuss any challenges you experience regarding your on-the-job Facilitation Opportunity

Meet your instructors

Tim Schuurman

Co-Owner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Co-owner at DT Academy, has extensive experience in designing and implementing concepts, holding a MBA & MSc in Business and Financial Management.

Jeroen van der Weide

Partner DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

Jeroen is Partner & Senior Facilitator, facilitating teams and designing creative processes and brainstorm sessions. HE has a MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications

Adela Cristea

Co-Founder DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe

Co-Founder and Facilitator at DT Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.

Alwin Put

Co-Founder DesignThinkers Academy Belgium

Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.

Yuen Yen Tsai

Senior Facilitator DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

She has extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.


After successful completion of the 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a true Design Thinker. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.

Online Facilitation Course

COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. For this reason, participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, if you are able to provide:
A) Digital COVID Certificate (QR code);
B) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
C) Proof that you recovered from COVID-19 less than 6 months ago.

If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, they will not be able to participate in the course. Our goal is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable.

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