Design Thinking is one of the world’s most popular approaches for establishing a dynamic, user-centric, goal-oriented innovation culture in companies.
The many layers of the approach require well-trained Design Thinking coaches to guide innovation teams safely through the Design Thinking process. For this reason, the Hasso Plattner Institut Academy (HPI Academy) launched the certification program for Design Thinking coaches in 2015.
The certification program requires 20 days of in person attendance spread over one year. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the practical experience and methodological competence to help innovation teams successfully navigate their way through the Design Thinking process.
Since the certification program was established, over 100 Design Thinking coaches have been successfully trained at the HPI Academy.
Goals of the certification program
- to recognize the potentials of innovation teams and how to activate them,
- to apply and teach the methods and principles of Design Thinking in various organizational contexts,
- to discover their own coaching style and develop their coaching skills.
The Curriculum of the certification program
The participants in the Design Thinking coach certification program will complete a 20 days of in person attendance spread over one year. During this time, all of the components related to training, practice, and transfer can be completed.