Course Description

Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence February 2020


You have previously completed the 2 or 3-day Design Thinking Facilitation Training, and are eligible to take a further step in the Design Thinking Facilitation learning journey. We invite you to join the Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence programme. A formal evaluation by Design Thinking experts from the global DesignThinkers Academy network will be conducted over a 3 month learning period.


Submitting a Portfolio of Work Done (PoWD), which includes a minimum of 16 hours of fieldwork done over 12-16 weeks post completing your Design Thinking Facilitation Training.
Engaging in a 30 mins assessment oral (most likely online), in which you discuss your submission and answer questions about Design Thinking Facilitation.


4 online group sessions focusing on progress reporting, resource sharing and Q&A.

WhatsApp group – alerts about resources, real-time responses to your questions, collegiality and camaraderie during the learning journey as you undertake your fieldwork.

Links to resources and additional insights on embedding Design Thinking in your context.


  • You have attended a Design Thinking Facilitation Training offered by the DesignThinkers Academy, and
  • You have received a Certificate of Completion for your participation in the above training (or equivalent), and
  • You wish to undertake the fieldwork task, and to submit a portfolio of work done (PoWD), the fieldwork should offer evidence of a total of at least 16 hours of active facilitation, and
  • You are willing to participate in a 30 mins oral to discuss your submission. This will be done on Zoom.


There are 3 strands to your PoWD that you will be required to complete:

Strand 1Reflection on Experience to Create Learnings during the Design Thinking Facilitation Training you attended. Counts 15% weighting

The purpose of this strand is to demonstrate your capability to create learnings that are relevant to you and your context from your experiences during your Design Thinking Facilitation Training. David Boud – Adults do not learn from experience. They learn by reflecting on experience.

Strand 2: Your Competency DevelopmentPrinciples, Concepts, and Practices from Design Thinking and Design Thinking Facilitation that you will focus on. Counts 15% weighting.

The purpose of this strand is to demonstrate your capability to expand your Design Thinking Facilitation knowledge and skills through independent study.

Strand 3 – Fieldworkin which you facilitate Design Thinking in a context of your choice. Counts 70% weighting (includes the oral)

The purpose of this strand is to integrate principles, concepts and practices with your learnings from your training, in order to design, implement and report on your facilitation of a piece of Design Thinking in a context of your choice.



Fees for the certification is R19 995 ex Vat

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