Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course September 2018 SOLD OUT

Amsterdam

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(English spoken) 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.

So, you have a good understanding of Service Design & Design Thinking, know all the tools and have applied them in practice. You get it. But how to facilitate a Design Thinking workshop for an audience that might not have the same knowledge? How to design a high energy learning flow? What to do with group dynamics? That calls for a different skill set. DesignThinkers Academy can help you out.

Over the last 4 years we have delivered this ‘Learning by Doing’ experience in a 2-day classroom setting followed by a Personal Coaching session for you to learn how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions in your job. The activities for the 2-day classroom training are a balanced mix of theory and practice:

Day 1:
Facility Skill Assessment, Workshop Types, Core Design Thinking Workshop Flow, Problem Statement Definition & Art of Facilitation, Agenda & Workshop Design;

Day 2:
Energy Management, Facilitation Team Management, Facilitating an actual Design Thinking workshop, Feedback on Facilitation Skills.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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 space and environment where people feel confident and can be creative is the key responsibility for 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 them already. Isn’t it?
This video gives you a glimpse on our Facilitation Trainings with global companies:

PERSONAL COACHING SESSION

To make sure that what you learn during the training, it is crucial to start putting it into practice on a short notice. So, before entering the training you are asked to think about your first opportunity to facilitate in your job. During the training you will work on preparing this facilitation opportunity with the help of the trainers and your peers in the training.
The Coaching Session offers participants’ one-on-one time with one of the trainers to discuss any challenges regarding their on the job Facilitation Opportunity.

WHO WILL FACILITATE

The facilitators will guide you on the different activities during the Service Design Thinking Facilitation Training.

Jeroen van der Weide, is a senior facilitator stimulating creative leadership within corporate environments to find new solutions for business problems by designing and facilitating creative processes through Design Thinking.

Thomas de Bresser, is a senior facilitator, loves to work on human centered innovation as a Design Thinking facilitator and venture/service builder. He focusses on working on problems worth solving with innovative business models and new technologies (eg. Blockchain, AI, VR).

Please be aware that this is not a Design Thinking training but a Design Thinking facilitation training.

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.

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

Venue: DesignThinkers Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: September 6th & 7th 2018 + ½ hour personal coaching session
Language: English
Max. participants: 12

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price: € 1.495,=
until August 6th 2018

Regular Ticket Price: € 1.595,=

Prices are intended excluding VAT.
The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages.
A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.
Discounts available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.
Contact info@designthinkersacademy.com