2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course (Certificate)
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. The Design Thinking Facilitation Course is also available in our Virtual Studio, interactive and online fun. Click here to learn more.
Important: This 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course is designed for people who already have grounded knowledge regarding the Design Thinking method. Without knowledge about the tools and the method, it’s not recommended to follow this specific course. Would you like to have support in making the decision of which course to follow? Please reach out to the support team.
This ‘learning-by-doing’ experience in a 2-Day workshop setting is followed by a Personal Coaching session. This way you learn best how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions in your job.
Please note that the prices may vary per country. For more specific information regarding the prices of this training, please scroll down and choose your location.
Facilitation is key in running successful Design Thinking workshop sessions, which are meant to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to work on specific challenges. Creating a space and an environment where people feel confident and can be creative is the key responsibility of the Facilitator.
We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’, so the Facilitation Training will be a high-energy
and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in small teams working on all the different aspects of facilitating workshops. You will be using Design Thinking tools (like Stakeholder Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping, Prototyping), the focus however will be on your personal facilitation skills of designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops and not on the tools. To be honest, you know these tools already, don’t you?
PERSONAL COACHING SESSION
It is crucial to start putting what you learn in the course into practice on short notice. Before entering the training, you are asked to think about your first opportunity to facilitate a session in your organization. During the course, you will work on preparing this facilitation opportunity with the help of the trainers and your peers in the training.
The Coaching Session offers you one-on-one time with one of the trainers to discuss any challenges you experience regarding your on-the-job Facilitation Opportunity.
The activities during the high-energy 2-Day course are a balanced mix of theory and practice. Below you find a global outline of the topics that will be addressed during the course:
Facility Skill Assessment, Workshop Types, Core Design Thinking Workshop Flow, Problem Statement Definition & Art of Facilitation, Agenda & Workshop Design;
Energy Management, Facilitation Team Management, Facilitating an actual Design Thinking workshop, Feedback on Facilitation Skills.
This video gives you a glimpse of our Facilitation Trainings with global companies:
FACILITATORS & COACHES
You will be guided through the Online Course by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks to guide you on this online learning journey how to implement it within your working environment.
Tim Schuurman is Co-Owner and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Tim is a motivated and energetic senior Facilitator within Business Strategy, Change Management and Design Thinking.
Jeroen van der Weide is a Partner and a creative-minded Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Jeroen is specialized in developing Creative Climates in organizations and helping people find solutions for business problems.
Adela Cristea is Co-founder and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.
Alwin Put is Co-Founder of DesignThinkers Academy Belgium. Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.
Yuen Yen Tsai is Senior Facilitator with extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.
At the 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, we’d like to inform your of the newly introduced measures which we have recently implemented. Participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, under one of the following circumstances:
A) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
B) Proof of vaccination.
If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, an alternative option is to take a ‘quick-test’ upon arrival at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam. It goes without saying, that you are only able to participate if you have a negative test result.
Our goal with implementing these new measures is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable. This way, participants can focus 100% on the all aspects of our interactive, high-energy Design Thinking Training, while at the same time safely make full use of our spacious environment.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS OR QUARANTINE?
What if I’m not able to travel or need to go into self-quarantine? Given the constantly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, DesignThinkers Academy has also designed a 3-Week Online DT Facilitation
Course. Our interactive 3-Week Online DT Facilitation will also allow people to participate on a global scale while at the same time we continue to enhance global connectivity. Click on the following link to read more.
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.
We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.
In this 2-day high energy course for Design Thinking practitioners you learn how to guide people in a Design Thinking session.
We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’, so the Facilitation Training will be a high energy and hands-on event.
We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’, so the Facilitation Training will be a high energy and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in small teams working on all the different aspects of facilitating workshops.
About this Event
Location: DT Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dates: Look at ‘choose your location’ on the right for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse our calendar
Maximum participants: 12
Early Bird Ticket Price: € 1.495,00
Regular Ticket Price: € 1.595,00
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.
Prices are excluding VAT. 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.