Course Description

Online Design Thinking Facilitation Training July 2021

South Africa

This interactive Online Facilitation training will equip you with the skills to confidently guide a Design Thinking Session in an online environment. In live Online Classroom sessions combined with personal coaching, you will learn how to create an environment where participants feel confident to be creative and drive innovation.

We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’ so it goes without saying that the course will be a high-energy, interactive and hands-on event where you will put your new skills directly into practice.


Enhance your online facilitation skills in designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops;
– Live guidance and personal coaching from our expert facilitators;
– Learn how to plan for divergent or convergent Design Thinking sessions,
– Learn how to manage project scenarios and deal with different participant types
– Learn how and why to use mind-setters (warm-ups) to establish an appropriate atmosphere;
– Develop your personal presence in guiding a group in online or offline sessions;
– Increase your confidence for leading remote and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Program 3-Week Online Facilitation training (Certificate)

The 3-Week online Facilitation training consists of 6 modules, focusing on the key elements of becoming a skilled facilitator. Each week consists of interactive Online Classroom sessions, followed by group work. After the course, you will share your experience and receive tips & tricks from our expert facilitators during the Coaching Session.

On boarding
Before the first module we will send some pre-reading and assign a few exercises to ensure your navigation and familiarity in using the online environment. It is very important that you feel comfortable, secure and motivated to work for the upcoming weeks in this online learning environment.

Modules 1 & 2:
2 x 3 hour Online Classroom sessions, 2 times a week

Modules 3 & 4:
2 x 3 hour Online Classroom sessions, 2 times a week

Modules 5 & 6:
2 x 3 hour Online Classroom sessions, 2 times a week

Certificate & Toolkit
After completing the 3-Week program and assignments you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a skilled facilitator! You will receive your personal Design Thinkers certificate and access to the online Toolkit that you can use freely.

Coaching Session
It is crucial to practice your new facilitation skills in the ‘real world’ and to nurture your online facilitation style. During the online course you will work on preparing a real facilitation opportunity within your organization or working environment. After you have facilitated your first Design Thinking session, you can discuss challenges you encountered with our expert facilitators and exchange experiences with your peers in the Coaching Session.


To participate in this online facilitation training on Design Thinking we expect you to be familiar with the facilitation techniques and have some understanding of Design Thinking

  • You know some of the tools, and want to learn how to guide teams in using DT;
  • You have some experience in guiding creative problem solving session, but want to grow your confidence;
  • You know that DT can help your team, but need advise on how to use it in projects;
  • You want to learn tips & tricks from DT experts in the field.

You will be guided through the Program by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks on how to deal with bringing a diverse group of stakeholders along for a unforgettable ride.

Robert Bloom, is the Founder of DTG-SA and has been facilitating Design Thinking programs since 2011. Robert has facilitated Workshops with a number of large clients across various geographies in Africa, Middle East and Europe. Robert’s diverse background and experience in business across the globe adds spice to this learning experience. Robert has a Masters in Business Administration at the Executive level specializing in Systems Thinking.

Pedro Janeiro, is the founder of DTG-Portugal and has extensive Design Thinking facilitation experience. He works on global clients regularly and travels to the Middle East to support DesignThinkers services in that region. Pedro has a good sense of humor and can share a lot of his real-world Design Thinking experience gained on projects on this training.

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About this Event

Length: 3 weeks, 6 x 3 hour sessions & homework (plan for 45 mins of homework)

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (SAST/CET)

Wednesday 14 July: session 01
Friday 16 July: session 02
Wednesday 21 July: session 03
Friday 23 July: session 04
Wednesday 28 July: session 05
Friday 30 July: session 06

Online platforms: Miro & Zoom
Language: English
Max. participants: 10


Early Bird Ticket Price: R 15 950,00 (for South African/African Nationals)
until 7 July 2021

Regular Ticket Price Price R 17 4450,00

These prices are for South African / African nationals.

For those outside these borders, the Dutch pricing applies:

Early Bird Ticket Price € 1.095,00

Regular Ticket Price € 1.195,00

Prices exclude VAT.

Your ticket includes access and use of the online environments (Miro & Zoom) for the duration of the course. 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.
If you are based outside South Africa we will not charge VAT.


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