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Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving

Dates & Times: December 6-8, 2021 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Location: Virtual
Agenda and course description

Now more than ever, leaders recognize the value of creativity and its role in organizational successes. Enter design thinking — a human-centered process utilized by many of today’s most creative and competitive organizations. With an emphasis on research, ideation and prototyping, design thinking helps teams leverage their collective expertise to achieve innovative solutions to challenging problems. Leaders will work in teams to solve a complex problem while applying the entire design thinking process. This seminar is unique in that it embraces multiple academic perspectives (design and design theory, organizational behavior and social psychology) to provide participants with a rich, hands-on learning experience. The overarching goal is to provide leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to use design thinking in their own teams and organizations.

In our Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving course, learn how to leverage research, ideation, and prototyping to tackle even the hardest business challenges. Collaborate with industry peers and explore creative approaches to problem solving, while learning the basics of design thinking methodology.

Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving can be taken as a stand alone course or as a prerequisite for the Executive Certificate in Innovation and Human-Centered Design

 

Who Should Attend

  • Rising managers who want to lead innovative teams
  • Professionals who want to be exposed to a new way of solving problems
  • Individuals who face complex challenges

Day 1

Agenda

9:00 AM -10:30 AM

Lecture/Discussion (Live class)

10:30 AM- 11:15 AM

Break* + Team Challenge Work

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

(Live class) Coordination Among Teams

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

In-Depth Interview with Design Partner (Live class)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Independent Work Introduction to the Design Challenge

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Discussion (Live class) Final Thoughts

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Main Session/Team Breakout Rooms (Live class) Continued Team Challenge Work

2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Break*

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Optional 15-Minute Individual Coaching Sessions with Anna

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Discussion (Live class) Optional Special Topic Discussion

 

Day 2

Agenda

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

Lecture/Discussion (Live class)

10:00 AM- 10:15 AM

Break*

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Lecture/Breakout Rooms (Live class) Personas

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Lecture/Breakout Rooms (Live class) Rose, Bud, Thorn/ Affinity Clustering

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Lecture/Discussion (Live class) Summary Diagramming

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Discussion (Live class) Reflection and Afternoon Rundown

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Optional 15-Minute Individual Coaching Sessions with Anna

2:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Main Session/Team Breakout Rooms (Live class) Continued Team Challenge Work

3:20 PM – 5:00 PM

Optional Team Coaching Sessions

 

Day 3

Agenda

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

Lecture/Discussion (Live class)

10:00 AM- 10:15 AM

Break*

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Lecture/Breakout Rooms (Live class) ‘How Might We and Brainstorming’

11:45 AM -12:45 PM

Lunch and Optional Team Challenge Work

12:45 PM- 1:45 PM

Breakout Rooms (Live class) Prototyping and Testing Part I

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Breakout Rooms (Live class) Prepare for Testing Part II

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

(Live class) Testing Part II with Design Partner

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Main Session (Live class) Final Debrief

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Optional 15-Minute Individual Coaching Sessions with Anna

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Optional Special Topic Discussion II

 

*Please note that break times may adjust to accommodate for lecture and discussion flow

Live Zoom sessions and all course participants are expected to be present

Details

12/06/2021 09:00 AM - 12/08/2021 04:00 PM
Virtual

  
17 Available Seats

 

 

Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School