Design Thinking for Managers

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Next Sessions

Please apply 4-6 weeks prior to program commencement.

31 Oct - 01 Nov 2017

2 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 2900

23 Oct - 24 Oct 2018

2 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 3050

 

Design Thinking for Managers

Become more innovative and user/customer-focused in your business through our Design Thinking for Managers program.

Together, we'll explore ‘Design Thinking’ – a method that draws on the best tools in the design world to gain consumer insights and drive problem solving. Based on our own unique Design Thinking model, this hands-on program builds provides the influencing skills to confidently create human-centered innovations.
 


 

“What is traditionally rewarded as ‘good management’ often doesn’t lead to innovation in teams. Design Thinking is a useful method through which managers can action creativity and empower their teams.”

Greg Harbidge
Program Director | Design Thinking for Managers


 


Who should attend?

  • Managers seeking to enhance individual, team and organisational performance through innovation capability
  • People managers who are new to the Design Thinking process
  • People managers seeking to learn Design Thinking for their own application, and to empower their teams to work more innovatively.


Key benefits

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between creativity and innovation
  • Influence development of the mindsets and behaviours needed for creative confidence
  • Strengthen team abilities to see and respond to the world through the eyes of users and customers
  • Lead teams to learn and apply Design Thinking methodology, in order to solve user and customer problems in new, innovative ways.


Program Journey

Your program journey is designed to ensure you emerge with new skills and behaviours, aligned with your learning goals.

Program preparation

  • Access to program resources and networking through our online-learning platform.

Program

This program explores the following key themes:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Mindsets and behaviours for creative confidence
  • Design Thinking
  • Application at work
  • Planning for how you will apply Design Thinking at work with your teams

Post-program 

  • Continued learning through access to program materials and facilitators via our online learning platform
  • Post-program Webinar


Program Director

Greg Harbidge
Program Director | Design Thinking for Managers

Greg-Harbidge.jpgWith a diverse career spanning renewable energy, establishing and running a successful consultancy in creativity and innovation and extensive experience in executive education, Greg has developed broad insights to help individuals and organisations work together to fulfil their complementary potential.

Greg brings intense creativity, fun and intellect to his work. He cares deeply about achieving valued outcomes for his clients through ensuring learning interventions challenge and stretch the individuals and organisations to be all that they can be. He believes in developing a collaborative and systematic approach for engaging stakeholders and decisions makers to create learning solutions that match the needs, risks, and aspirations of the organisation.


 

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Dates
Duration
Location
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31 Oct - 01 Nov 2017
2 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 2900
23 Oct - 24 Oct 2018
2 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 3050

This program is non-residential. The program fee covers tuition and meals during the workshop. Please apply 4-6 weeks prior to program commencement.

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