Course Description

Online DT for Creative Leadership October 2020

South Africa

This Online Design Thinking for Creative Leadership training is designed to support teams who, for whatever reason, need to work in distributed teams, assisting with methods to collaborate online, in the cloud and ensure staff engagement while still connecting to customers and other stakeholders.

STRUCTURE OF THE ONLINE DESIGN THINKING FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

8 online sessions of 3 hours hours each over 4 weeks

A minimum of 3 hours required between session to research, collaborate and use the tools.

A series of pre-work videos and material to go through in prep for the course.

MAIN OUTCOMES OF THE ONLINE DESIGN FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

First, it will benefit anyone who wants to lead an innovative movement within an organisation using creative problem-solving methods.

Second, it will assist in building a radically collaborative approach to innovation and influence the corporate culture towards an empathic and creative culture focused on value generation.

Third, building these competencies will influence a culture of listening and learning, thereby producing innovative concepts that assist in market leadership.

Lastly, it will support people who are working in distributed teams to come up with new ideas and ways of working that enable more customer-centred behaviour when working online or when working remotely.

COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT OF THE ONLINE DESIGN THINKING FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

  1. Sensemaking: Using synthesis to make sense of complexity and identifying interrelationships
  2. Empathy: Navigating ambiguity while learning to empathise with stakeholders
  3. User-centred: Making sense of customers diverse needs and pain points to converge on a reframe
  4. Iteration: Iterating while testing newly crafted concepts with customers
  5. Creative confidence: Improving the ability to take creative leaps and develop new concepts

THEORY and PRACTICAL

Over the course of 8 webinars, this Online Design Thinking for Creative Leadership training will generate an understanding of the theory of design thinking. Each session will combine some theory and some practice using online tools that support integrating the Design Thinking principles and mindsets.

On the first session of the Online Design Thinking for Creative Leadership training, we will go through a short and interactive introduction to Design Thinking. What is it, where does it come from and why now? What are the challenges? What are the main ‘Schools of Thought’ within Design Thinking? We will also cover the key online tools that support a Design Thinking environment as well as some case studies.

‘LEARNING BY DOING’

The major part of the Online Design Thinking for Creative Leadership training, however, will be spent on hands-on work on a case using the different online and paper-based tools. It will involve ‘learning by doing’ and include a focus on identifying customer needs through insights. This approach also embraces the customers Job-to-be-done, while empathising with the customer’s needs and emotions.

In between classes you will be required to complete “homework” by doing research, sharing information online with your fellow participants and diving into the use of the tools.

This will support your understanding on how to work remotely in teams as well as enable a customer-oriented mindset given the social distancing scenario.

FACILITATOR AND GUESTSPEAKERS

Robert Bloom, is a senior facilitator stimulating creative leadership within corporate environments. Robert strives to help organisations find new opportunities, strategies and structures that drive market leadership and sustainable transformation.

Colin Skelton will be your embodied empathy guide. Drawing on practices and techniques from performance and theatre traditions around the world, he will introduce various activated ways of harvesting, exploring and engaging with research data as it relates to empathy. Colin has led and facilitated creative workshops in South Africa and abroad for over 20 years.

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About this Event

Length: 4 weeks, 6 contact hours per week & homework

Time: 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM (SAST/CET)
Dates:

Mondays – 5, 12, 19 & 26 October
Thursdays – 8, 15, 22 & 29 October

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

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price R14 950,00 until 5 September 2020

Regular Ticket Price R15 950,00

All prices are intended excluding VAT.

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

Discounts available for teams signing up, non-profits and government organisations.

Contact southafrica[@]designthinkersacademy.com

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