Design Thinking Accelerator

Design Thinking Accelerator

Boost your design thinking skill set

Improve your design thinking competencies and learn how to start design-led initiatives within your organisation.

This program builds on your fundamental design thinking knowledge, equipping you to lead through innovation and produce superior results for your organisation.

You will take away the ability to plan and deliver introductory design thinking workshops to others, magnifying the impact of your design thinking experience in the workplace.

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Key highlights

Learn from experts with extensive industry experience

Learn how to run your own introductory design thinking workshop

Apply advanced design thinking tools to real-world challenges

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Upcoming courses

DateDurationLocationFeeTraining Points
On demand 3 days Sydney city campus (map) $3,990 (incl. GST) 7

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Who should attend

This course is for managers who have the acumen and vision to implement design thinking and oversee it either as a team leader and enabler, intrapreneur or change agent.

  • Any manager who has already experienced the impact of design thinking and aims to get a deeper and broader understanding of process, tools and mindsets.
  • Decision makers and innovation catalysts in organisations searching for creative solutions to complex challenges.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and select opportunities, challenges and barriers to DT implementation within your organisation
  • Choose and develop a design challenge for your organisation, get management buy-in and choose the right team to drive it
  • Develop, design and run an introductory DT workshop

What you'll learn

Pre-course: What works, what doesn’t?

  • Come prepared with your own design thinking story. This will enable you to reflect on your personal experiences – consider it a design thinking kick-off project.

Day 1: Practice deep dive

  • Apply advanced design thinking tools and methods to selected corporate challenges
    • Practice and reflection on when, how and why these can be applied
    • Problem reframing
    • Avoiding the solution-mode fallacy

Day 2: Accelerate

  • Run your own workshop
    • Design thinking implementation: what we see in practice
    • Design thinking workshop design: from overall flow to micro-timing
    • Basic coaching and design thinking workshop facilitation skills
    • Run intro to design thinking workshop

Day 3: Implement

  • Starting a design thinking project within your own organisation
    • Identifying fields of opportunity and barriers to an initial design thinking project
    • How to overcome internal barriers
    • Framing an internal design challenge
    • Sharing and refining individual implementation plans

Meet your facilitator

Lars Groeger Design Thinking Accelerator Innovation Short Course Sydney Macquarie University

Lars Groeger

Lars Groeger

Lars Groeger combines his passion for teaching and learning with his strong business background and expertise in design-led innovation.

He teaches design thinking to MBA students in Sydney and Hong Kong, coaches design thinking in Germany, and presents ‘train the trainer’ courses for major international corporations such as BMW, Airbus, Roche and MunichRe.

Lars is known for his very engaging, enthusiastic, humorous and interactive facilitation style. His extensive DT experience means he can playfully relate a wide range of design tools to commercially robust outcomes across many industries and contexts.

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Macquarie University North Ryde campus

North Ryde campus
99 Talavera Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113 

Macquarie University Sydney city campus at Angel Place

Sydney city campus
Level 24, 123 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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