DESIGN THINKING FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION

COMMAND INNOVATION

Design Thinking for Business Innovation shows you how to utilize design thinking principles to push past old ways of thinking and operating. We will show you the power of prototyping, ideation, and empathy-building to create customer-centric solutions. You will participate in interactive team-based exercises led by design thinking practitioners that challenge the way you think, act and innovate. Go to the cutting edge and beyond the competition by putting theory into action.
  • Course Length

    At Goizueta Business School
  • Typical Class Size

    For mid- to upper-level managers that want to bring innovation to their role and organization
  • Course Investment

    Breakfast and lunch included

Innovative Problem Solving

Challenge the status quo and learn new methods for innovative problem solving.

HOW IT WORKS

In two days, we take mid- to upper-level managers from understanding design thinking as a concept to applying it to break down, rethink, and solve complex problems. Design Thinking practitioners will lead participants through segments of the program to put theory into action. Join us and experience what design thinking can do and how it can transform your business. Leave with actionable skills you can apply immediately. This course applies to the C-Suite Certificate with concentrations in Strategy, Change Management or Business Analytics and qualifies as an elective for the C-Suite, Leadership, and Advanced Certificates.

Go Deep In Design Thinking

Explore the importance of iteration in the innovation process, engage in an interactive team-based exercise in design thinking, solve an unfamiliar problem to better understand and apply design thinking concepts, and apply all that you’ve learned in a high-impact, problem-solving activity. In this course, you’ll dig into the strategy and principles of design thinking. Finish feeling ready to solve any problem back at the office.
  • Hear it!

    Discuss and define innovation as a repeatable business discipline. Understand what design thinking really means.
  • Do it!

    Engage in an interactive team-based exercise to solve a business problem. Explore empathy as a driver of innovation, and build functional knowledge of design thinking principles.
  • Do it again!

    Engage in an interactive team-based exercise to solve a business problem using the design thinking principles learned. Engage people, understand needs, ideate possible prototypes, and test concepts.
  • Apply it!

    Discuss best practices from organizations that execute design thinking processes well. Then, identify key concepts that can be applied back at work.

Course Takeaways

  • Empathy Building

    Learn how to put yourself in the shoes of your audience to better understand and then solve a problem.
  • Solution Testing

    Learn the importance of iteration and testing to make sure the answer you get is the right one.
  • Challenge Framing

    Learn how to best communicate what the problem is and your approach to solving it.

Faculty Spotlight

Scott Sanchez
Affiliate Faculty

Learn from an Innovation Leader

Scott Sanchez is passionate about building business innovators. He has extensive experience in product management, innovation, and design, and a history of making simple and impactful products that delight users.

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