Design thinking is a creative process of developing business cases and prototypes for innovative solutions. Design thinking can be viewed as a process, a way of thinking and even a project. Whatever be the perspective, the objective of Design Thinking is to take a systematic approach to finding unique solutions to common problems. It helps the organizations to bring together market realities, a deep understanding of customer problems and business aspirations to create new products and services. It also supports organizations to imbibe a culture that encourages innovation.
Innovation is no longer a strategic choice of a few organizations. It is necessary for business continuity in almost every industry. Organizations are under constant pressure to innovate their business model, products and services not just to remain competitive but to remain relevant. To cope with the pace and quantum of change required, organizations are continuously looking for a structured process that can make Innovation programs predictable & effective. Organizations require consultants and facilitators who can run by their side hand-holding them through this process of Innovation and cultural change.
Strengthscape’s Design Thinking Facilitator program enables Trainers, Internal Innovation Champions and Innovators get a deep understanding of the process of innovation, design and implement innovation programs in organizations and conduct training programs that promote a Culture of Innovation. In this program, Facilitators engage in intensive group and individual work, developing their skills as Design Thinking Facilitators. They develop deep empathy for customer situations, a way to seek inspiration from the world around us and a business mind to define common problems and innovative products & services.
Why Design Thinking?
Strengthscape’s Design Thinking Process
The process of innovation that Design Thinking enables may be divided into two parts – Fuzzy Front End and Sticky Bank End. Ultimately, Design Thinking takes an integrated thinking approach to solving complex business problems. Learn to facilitate the 8-step process of Design Thinking.
How is this certification beneficial for you?
On gaining this certification, facilitators will be able to conduct the following programs:
About Design Thinking Facilitator Certification Program
This Design Thinking certification is for those facilitators who want to take the responsibility of driving innovation and growth in organization. The certification is designed to help facilitators add another feather to their hat by providing requisite model, tools, strategies and methodologies so that they can independently help organizations to develop prototypes and support organizations in their expedition to create something innovative.
It is a closed group, high-intensity, classroom workshop that focuses on building the skill of the facilitator through an experiential journey. This journey will empower the facilitators to gain insights through a structured process of peer-learning and master the facilitation of design thinking in varied industries.
Models and Methodology
Strengthscape’s Design Thinking program focuses on two broad areas of impact – your ability to facilitate Design Thinking Programs and your Facilitation Skills. The parallel track on facilitation skills is enabled by Strengthscape’s DANCER Methodology which has been illustrated below. Learn the DANCER method of facilitation along with a set of more than 20 techniques for achieving group objectives.
Here are the benefits of the DANCER methodology.
|Capturing the As Is||Participants experience a real-life situation of facilitating a program.|
|Diagnostics||Participants learn the importance of asking questions in facilitation and the types of questions to ask at each step, in order to elicit information and ideas.|
|Diverging and Converging Opinions||Participants shall learn how to diverge and converge opinions to orchestrate group interactions.|
|Creating a Strong Stage Presence||Participants will learn how to upscale their stage presence in an experiential way.|
|Tools and Techniques for Facilitation||Participants shall build and practice a comprehensive inventory of tools and techniques of facilitation for varied outcomes.|
|Play and Engage||Participants shall develop a unique facilitation style with a twist by using art of facilitation skills.|
Certification Course Details
- The certification is a 4-day classroom, workshop mode program.
- The certification course is only for senior and experienced facilitators. Since it is a closed group program, there will be a qualification call with the Master Facilitator before registering for the program.
- This certification program takes place just once in a year and therefore, it is with a focused group who have gone through a screening and qualification process.
- Strengthscape will endeavor to bring opportunities for facilitating Innovation and Design Thinking projects to the certified facilitators.
- Strengthscape shall provide 2-years of committed support agreement with up to 4 days of support in design and administration of the project. Strengthscape will hand-hold the participants in designing programs for their customers.
Who should attend this certification?
- Senior/Top Management Executives
- Experienced Project Managers and Innovators
- Senior Human Resource Professionals
- Trainers and Coaches