Agile Creativity

Mastering the Art of Design Thinking and Creativity

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming

Duration:

5 Days

Introduction to the course

This highly interactive Design Thinking & Agile Creativity  training course has been developed to provide participants with the keys skills needed to effectively use design thinking methodology in workplace problem solving situations. 

Used by some of the most innovative and forward-thinking organizations in the world, design thinking provides a creative ‘solution-based’ approach to solving problems, as opposed to typical linear, defined approaches. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by understanding the human needs involved, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, by creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. This an essential concept for organizational growth and sustainability in today’s rapidly agile changing environment.

This Design Thinking & Agile Creativity training course will highlight:

  • The importance of applying design thinking in the modern workplace
  • The advantages of design thinking over traditional problem solving techniques
  • Utilise the power of design thinking for complex, multi-discipline problems
  • The human centric and key behavioural skills needed to master this technique
  • Propose practical workable solutions ideal for the customer or client
  • How to create a design thinking culture within your organization

Course details

At the end of this Design Thinking & Agile Creativity  training course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the advantages of using design thinking in the workplace
  • Apply design thinking for complex, multi-discipline creative problem solving solutions
  • Develop your human centric interpersonal and behavioural skills
  • Conduct design thinking problem solving sessions with your team
  • Achieve buy-in from key stakeholders to your proposed decision
  • Develop a design thinking culture in the organisation

This Agile Creativity training course will use a wide range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, targeted videos and relevant discussions.

A key part of the learning process is dedicated on Day 4, being applied to a full practical exercise employing all the methods and principles gained on the training course. This ensures that design thinking methodology can be applied immediately in the workplace at the end of the training course.

By attending this Design Thinking & Agile Creativity training course and applying the principles involved, your organization will benefit from:

  • Creative and innovative employees with effective problem-solving skills
  • Greater solution focused ideas, decision making and reduced waste of effort and resources
  • Having a high-trust culture of openness, integrity and certainty
  • Stronger working relationships, greater collaboration and discretionary effort
  • Higher levels of organizational productivity

By attending this Design Thinking & Agile Creativity training course and applying the principles involved, you will benefit by:

  • Become more creative and innovative in your thought process
  • Gain knowledge and skills desirable in today’s modern rapid environment
  • Accelerate your own personal and career development
  • Master a skill set that’s essential in your overall development
  • Increase the overall productivity of your team or department
  • Focus on more important strategic and operational matters

Leaders, managers and team leaders / supervisors who need to actively problem solve to make effective and efficient decisions in the workplace.

Whilst extremely beneficial to technical / engineering disciplines the methods and approaches can be used in other professions such as HR, Commercial, Finance, etc.

This Agile Creativity training course would also benefit junior / middle managers new to their role, or with experience but little previous training.

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Design Thinking and its Importance in Workplace Solutions
  • Understanding Design Thinking and its Strategic Implications
  • The 5 Primary Stages of Design Thinking
  • The Key 10 Principles of Good Design
  • Traditional Linear Problem-solving Techniques
  • The Solution Focused Approached to Problem Solving
  • Bigger Picture Consequences: Systems Thinking and Application
DAY 2:
Developing Agile Creativity and An Innovative Mind
  • Defining a Problem
  • How your brain solves problems?
  • Creative Problem-solving Techniques
  • The Power of Visualization: Dreaming the Dream
  • Developing an Innovative and Creative Mindset
  • Group Thinking Strategies and Control
  • Change and Agile Organizational Thinking
DAY 3:
Human Centric Behavioural Skills for Agile Creative Design Thinking
  • Human Centric Interpersonal Skills Needed in Design Thinking
  • Powerful Questioning Techniques to Build Empathetic Understanding
  • Structuring Empathetic Fact-finding Interviews
  • Creating Powerful Problem Statements to Define the Problem
  • Structured Brainstorming Solutions using SCAMPER
DAY 4:
Practical Applications of Design Thinking and Creative Innovations
  • Empathize
  • Define
  • Ideate
  • Prototype
  • Test
DAY 5:
Decision Making and Organizational Implementation
  • Practical vs. Ideal Solution: Factors and Considerations
  • Using Rapid Decision-making Process
  • Mitigating Decision-making Errors
  • Changing Mindsets to Adopt Design Thinking Strategies
  • Communicating the Decision – Gaining buy-in
  • Next Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Online streaming
04-08 Mar 2024
Fee: $3,950
Dubai
04-08 Mar 2024
Fee: $5,950
Dubai
10-14 Jun 2024
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Barcelona
01-05 Jul 2024
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London
19-23 Aug 2024
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Dubai
09-13 Sep 2024
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London
30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
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Doha
21-25 Oct 2024
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Dubai
11-15 Nov 2024
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London
09-13 Dec 2024
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Paris
30 Dec 2024-03 Jan 2025
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