Course Description

3-Week Online Design Thinking Facilitation Training

South Africa Online USA

This interactive online 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.

KEY BENEFITS

Enhance your facilitation skills in designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops;
Live guidance and personal coaching from our expert facilitators;
Learn how to deal with disturbance types and how to use Mindsetters to facilitate like a pro;
Develop your personal presence in guiding a group in online and offline sessions;
Increase your confidence for leading remote and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Program 3-Week Online Design Thinking Facilitation Course (Certificate)

The 3-Week Course 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
1 week before the first module we invite you to join us in the online environment to meet your facilitators and fellow participants. We find it very important that you feel comfortable, secure and motivated to work together for the upcoming weeks in this online learning environment.

Modules 1 & 2:
2 x 2,5 hour Online Classroom sessions, 2 times a week

Modules 3 & 4:
2 x 2,5 hour Online Classroom sessions, 2 times a week

Modules 5 & 6:
2 x 2,5 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 practise your new facilitation skills in the ‘real world’ on short notice. 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.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

To participate in this online Design Thinking facilitation course we expect you to be familiar with the Double Diamond and typical tools you use in a DT process.

You know the tools, and want to learn how to guide teams in using DT;
You have experience in guiding DT sessions, 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.

FACILITATORS & COACHES

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 implement it within organizations.

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 Listed Companies on the JSE as well as in Dubai and Kuwait. 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 specialising in Systems Thinking.

Tim Schuurman is Co-owner and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing product/service concepts and has an MBA & MSc in Business and Financial Management.

Jeroen van der Weide is a Partner and a creative minded Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. He has an MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications. Facilitating teams, designing creative processes as well as brainstorming and positioning sessions are his strengths.

ADVANCED FACILITATION CERTIFICATION OF COMPETENCE

After the design thinking facilitator training, DesignThinkers Academy South Africa offers design thinking facilitator certification. This provides you with a certification from a recognised thought leader with a 10 year track record in design thinking capability development across the globe. You will apply your learning on a relevant project and provide a portfolio of work performed to be evaluated by our global evaluation panel.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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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

Length: 3 weeks, 5 contact hours per week & homework

Dates: Look at ‘choose your location’ on the right for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse our calendar

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

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price: R 14 999,00 (for South African/African Nationals)

Regular Ticket Price Price R 16 999,00

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 are excluding 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.

Contact: southafrica@designthinkersacademy.com
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