Formerly: HPI Academy

HPI d-school - Professional Development

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Crafting Tomorrow - Imagine, Innovate, Impact

The d-school of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is a world-leading university education provider and a pioneer in the training of design thinking and digital leadership. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel, the HPI d-school combines three areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Academic Programs
  • Design Thinking Research and Innovation

At the interface between people and technology, we qualify students and professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.

We impart knowledge and know-how to individuals and teams so that they can develop innovative products, services or strategies to achieve impact.

Professional training in design thinking, innovation and tech leadership

The HPI d-school – Professional Development (formerly: HPI Academy), under the direction of Flavia Bleuel, offers continuing education and certifications for professionals.

Located on the HPI campus in Potsdam-Babelsberg, our clients benefit from a unique atmosphere: university excellence in the field of IT meets human-centered innovation methods and tech leadership. We therefore offer excellent training experiences:

  • combining research and practical application,
  • neutral partner for personnel development and organizational development
  • partnerships with public institutions, corporates, organizations, universities and research facilities,
  • an industry and top-notch leaders network,
  • and leading experts and international top coaches.
Leading in the field of design thinking, innovation and transformation

The HPI d-school – Professional Development is one of the leading providers of continuing education and certification in the fields of design thinking, innovation, digital transformation and tech leadership.

Certification and further training

Our training courses provide our participants with the mindset and methods to successfully design and manage innovation, change and transformation processes themselves.

Individuals and companies can not only build and deepen comprehensive design thinking, IT, digital and tech leadership skills, they can also have their skills certified. In addition, we offer a comprehensive program to train Design Thinking Coaches and certify the coaching skills they have acquired.

Partnerships and added value

Through our partnerships with world-renowned business schools such as the Stanford Center for Professional Development, ESMT Berlin and HEC Paris, we offer our clients unique added value. Every year, several hundred specialists and managers attend workshops on the HPI d-school – Professional Development campus to receive further training or certification. In total, we have accompanied around 20,000 professionals on their learning journeys in recent years. Since our foundation, we have supported many well-known companies in around 500 innovation projects. Many DAX 40 companies are among them.

If you would like to find out more about our clients, you can find a selection of our company cases here.

Diverse workshop formats

Our workshops and programs take place in both German and English as onsite and live online formats. Of course, we can also be on site at our customers’ premises on request or offer hybrid workshop formats.

Customized workshops for companies

Our customised workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of companies. We offer the knowledge required for innovation and successful transformation processes and help companies to master the challenges of tomorrow. Our training courses and projects are always tailored to the individual requirements of our customers. Thanks to our many years of collaboration with innovation teams from various industries and companies of different sizes, we have a wealth of experience from which companies and organizations can benefit.

An excerpt from our workshop portfolio

For me

Workshop / Program Next events Location Language Costs Information

Workshop

From Design Thinking to agile development

  • Design Thinking
  • IT & Digitalization
Potsdam German 2500 €
plus VAT

Program

Design Thinking Coach

  • Certificate
  • Design Thinking
Potsdam & Online Bilingual: German and English 15750 €
plus VAT

Workshop

Agile product management

  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation & Transformation
Potsdam German 2500 €
plus VAT

Workshop

Design Thinking and Corporate Change

  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation & Transformation
Potsdam & Berlin English 3500 €
plus VAT

New Workshop

AI Essentials for Decision Makers – Navigating the future of Business

  • Innovation & Transformation
Potsdam German 2500 €
plus VAT

New Workshop

AI and Design Thinking – The Creative Alliance

  • Design Thinking
  • IT & Digitalization
Potsdam German 2400 €
plus VAT

New Workshop

Design Thinking Foundations: Mindset & Process

  • Design Thinking
Potsdam Bilingual: German and English 3000 €
plus VAT

For teams and companies

Workshop / Program Information

Workshop

Design Thinking Advanced

  • Design Thinking

Workshop

Design Thinking Sprint

  • Design Thinking

Workshop

Strategic Visioning

  • Leadership

Workshop

Measuring and Evaluating  Design Thinking

  • Design Thinking
  • Leadership

Workshop

Introduction to Design Thinking

  • Design Thinking

Workshop

Leadership Coaching

  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development

Workshop

Design Thinking and Corporate Change

  • Design Thinking

News

HPI Academy Launches New Networking Event Series “Innovation Excellence Talks”

HPI Academy Launches New Networking Event Series “Innovation Excellence Talks”

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First-Aid Training Truck Visits Hasso Plattner Institute

First-Aid Training Truck Visits Hasso Plattner Institute

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Design Thinking in Education: Innovation Can Be Learned

Design Thinking in Education: Innovation Can Be Learned

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Interview on the “AI & Design Thinking – The Creative Alliance” workshop

Interview on the “AI & Design Thinking – The Creative Alliance” workshop

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Gerard de Melo on the topic: AI in the company

Interview with Prof. Dr. Gerard de Melo on the topic: AI in the company

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New chapter, new paths – the merger to form the HPI d-school

New chapter, new paths – the merger to form the HPI d-school

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