Course Description

3-Day Design Thinking for Innovation Leadership February 2020

Cape Town

The Design Thinking Training for Innovation Leadership offers a unique team of highly experienced Design Thinking practitioners from the business, design and academic world. A combination of Master Classes and in-depth knowledge of Design Thinking Tools and Methodology.

Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment. But we will also facilitate train-the-trainer aspects, so by transforming your mindset and your way of thinking you will be able to train your own team.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

YOUR COACHES

The coaches will share their experiences during the three days and will guide you and your team on a specific topic during the process from doing Research to Designing Service Concepts and Implementation of these Concepts in complex organisations.

Robert Bloom, Managing Partner DesignThinkers Group SA; Experienced Service Designer and Systems Thinking Practitioner. Robert has just under 25 years of experience across the globe in building innovation capability and customer-centred strategies.

Wayne Ho, Co-Founder and Partner of DesignThinkers Academy Asia.
He has over 18 years of experience in running global education businesses in Singapore. He brings along a slew of creative human centric insights being a chef for over 5 years of his career.

Katherine Train, will be your research and empathy coach. She has researched the application of empathy in organisations through the lens of the emerging South African development as a new democracy, with its cultural and resource diversity and history of social upheaval. Katherine has been facilitating workshops on empathy and related topics since 2005 in corporate, NGO and the public sector.

Colin Skelton has designed and facilitated many creative workshops in South Africa and globally, with a diverse range of people and teams. He applies principles and practices from the theatre and the creative arts, using tools such as role-play, storytelling, story presentation and open space technologies to explore human-centred approaches to team innovation.

Abbas Jamie, will be your Business Coach. He is a seasoned businessman and corporate executive with a strong track record of experience in both government and private sector. Abbas drives innovation in Aurecon on an African scale with a focus on developing new innovation narratives for Africa.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’, so the Design Thinking Training for Innovation Leadership will be a high energy and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in small teams on a real case and learn to work with Service Design and Design Thinking tools like Personas, Cultural Probes, Customer Journey Mapping, Stakeholder Mapping, Value Network Mapping, Prototyping, Business Modeling, Road Mapping and more. Moreover, a focus of this program will be on exploring the questions how to integrate these tools in an organisation and how to create buy-in within an organisation and with your sponsors.

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.

TRAINING OVERVIEW

Wednesday February 19th – DISCOVER
09:00 hr Registration and welcoming
10:00 hr Introduction to the program
11:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class Design Research
12:00 hr DOING: Challenge
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for during Design Research)
13:30 hr Design Research: GO OUT
15:00 hr DOING: Data elaboration
16:30 hr Team Presentations
17:15 hr Reflection and Preparations for next day
18:00 hr Welcome Dinner

Thursday February 20th – DEFINE
09:00 hr Welcome & Reflection
10:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘Design’
11:30 hr DOING: From Insights to Concepts
12:30 hr Lunch (provided for)
13:00 hr DOING: From Insights to Concepts
16:30 hr Team Presentations
17:15 hr Reflection and Preparations for next day

Friday February 21st – DESIGN
09:00 hr Welcome & Reflection
10:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘Fundamentals’
10:30 hr DOING: Service Scenarios and Business Models
11:00 hr DOING: Prototyping
12:00 hr DOING: Testing
13:00 hr Lunch (provided for)
14:00 hr LEARNING: Master Class ‘Convince and involve your sponsor’
15:30 hr DOING: Dragon’s Den Presentations
17:15 hr Certificates and Celebration

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.

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Creativity, innovation ande design thinking leadership

Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

African innovation with design thinking

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

Innovation with design thinking

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

Location: DTA-HQ, Upper floor, 65 Wolfe street, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa

February 19th – 21st, 2020
Language: English
Maximum participants: 21

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket price: R17 495
until 19 January 2020

Regular Ticket Price: R18 950

Prices are intended excluding VAT. VAT is at 15% for South African based firms.

The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages, plus a welcome reception.

A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded on the Friday to participants who successfully complete the course.

Discounts available for teams signing up, Non-Profits and Government Organisations.

Contact options:southafrica@designthinkersacademy.com

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