8-Week Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence
Sign-up to our 8-week Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence:
You have previously completed the 2 or 3-day Design Thinking Facilitation Training, or equivalent, 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 an 8-week learning period.
The Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence program involves:
Submitting a Portfolio of Work Done (PoWD), which includes a minimum of 16 hours of fieldwork done over 8-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.
We offer learning support via:
2 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.
Who is eligible to undertake this Advanced Facilitation Certification of Competence?
- You have attended a Design Thinking Facilitation Training, or equivalent, 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.
What are the requirements for submission of the PoWD?
There are 3 strands to your PoWD that you will be required to complete:
Strand 1 – Reflection 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 Development– Principles, 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 – Fieldwork – in 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.
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
You have previously completed the 2 or 3-day Design Thinking Facilitation Training, or equivalent.
You are therefore eligible to take a further step in your Design Thinking Facilitation learning journey.
Fees for the certification is R4 995 ex Vat
(for South African/African Nationals)
For South Africans:
Prices are excluding VAT.
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.