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Design Thinking - ONLINE

This four-week interactive and facilitator-led course will explore the principles and methods of Design Thinking. Throughout the course, you will utilize Design Thinking approaches to work on specific workplace, or life, challenges. You will also identify a suitable challenge of your own, and develop a plan to address it. By the end of the course, you will understand how Design Thinking can provide answers to the ambiguity and uncertainty synonymous with 21st-century life and work.
Facilitator: Dave Whittington

Throughout the course, we will discuss how these principles and tools might be applied to participants own challenges and conclude with each participant working on a plan for building the principles and tools of Design Thinking into their own life and work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the mindset and its fundamental contribution to success
  • Have experience of methods from all the phases of a design project
  • Know about the wide range of other methods that they might use in a design project
  • Leave with a draft plan for how they might use design thinking on a current complex problem they face

Learner Effort:

3-5 hours per week

Computer Requirements:

A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Professional Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Practices, the Professional Certificate in Management & Leadership and the Professional Certificate in Management Skills for Environmental & Sustainability Professionals.