Course Description

Online Facilitation Training February 2021

South Africa

This interactive Online Facilitation training (Design Thinking) 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.


Increase your confidence for kicking off and leading remote and multi-disciplinary collaboration;
Enhance your online facilitation skills in designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops;
Learn how to deal with different disturbance types and the importance of establishing the right mindset;
Develop your approach to planning for and setting up online sessions while keeping the flow from session to session;
Learn how and when to use templates and encourage interaction between participants

Live guidance and personal coaching from our expert facilitators;

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

The 3-Week Course consists of 7 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 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 & 7:
2 x 3 hour Online Classroom sessions, 3 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.

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About this Event

Length: 3 weeks, 7 x 3 hour sessions & homework

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (SAST/CET)

Monday 8 Feb: session 01
Wednesday 10 Feb: session 02
Monday 15 Feb: session 03
Thursday 18 Feb: session 04
Monday 22 Feb: session 05
Thursday 25 Feb: session 06
Monday 1 March : session 07

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


Early Bird Ticket Price: R 15 999,00 (for South African/African Nationals)
until 2 October 2020

Regular Ticket Price Price R 16 999,00

These prices are for South African / African nationals.

For those outside these borders, European 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.

If you are based outside South Africa we will not charge you with VAT.


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