Online workshop: Leading Remote Teams

Train your leadership skills and use the potential of the virtual space for your innovation work.

Target group

LEADING REMOTE TEAMS is aimed at executives and decision makers with basic Design Thinking knowledge who want to become more confident in leading Design Thinking teams in the virtual space. For participants of the Professional Track, this workshop is included as an optional additional module. The discount will also be reflected if the Professional Track is booked at a later date.

Workshop content

  • Which Design Thinking skills are important for team leaders to manage and guide remote teams?
  • How do I develop a concept that makes optimal use of the conditions in the digital space to achieve the working goals of an innovation session?
  • How can I activate my team through targeted virtual teambuilding and warm-up methods and guide them through the different Design Thinking phases?
  • How do I design the critical work phases of a Design Thinking project in the digital space?
    • OBSERVE and explore user needs with CULTURAL PROBES.
    • PROTOTYPING for user interaction and feedback with VIRTUAL ROLEPLAY and WIREFRAMES.

Workshop day at a glance



Leading Remote Teams

Methods for team building

Icebreaker and Energizer Warmups for activation

>Development and practical application

Methods for focus of work

Bridge Warmups for transfer into respective phases

>Development and practical application

Start: 9.00 am

End: 12.00 am

Lunch Break

Start: 12.00 pm

End: 01.00 pm


Methods in the innovation phases

Concept development, implementation and field test for OBSERVE and PROTOTYPING phase

> User research with CULTURAL PROBES

> Interactive user testing with prototypes (VIRTUAL ROLEPLAY und WIREFRAMES)

Start: 01.00 pm

End: 17.00 pm


Download the agenda here

What you can expect

LEADING REMOTE TEAMS offers you an intensive and practical day of instruction in which you develop Design Thinking methods for application in the virtual space and test them directly within the group. You will develop a theoretical basis for the practical implementation and transfer of the methods in the context of your concrete project work. 

Expect inspiring inputs with exchange and reflection rounds, a strong practical and interactive training within teams, as well as guidance by experienced Design Thinking Coaches of the HPI Academy.

The workshop also offers these added values:

  • Certificate of participation from HPI Academy, Center of Excellence for Professional Development
  • Participation can be credited to complete  the HPI Academy certificate “Innovation Excellence”. 
  • Immediate applicability of what you have learned to your daily work
  • Exchange with participants from different market sectors and positions
  • Expansion of your professional network
  • Detailed documentation of all important information
  • No travel costs and time due to digital participation

Key data

Virtual one-day workshop with interactive inputs, strong practical focus and group exchange.

Experience-based learning experience through practical exercises combined with reflection and feedback rounds.

Close supervision by experienced coaches in small working groups (max. 6 participants).

Language: English

Workshop times: 9:00 am - approx. 5:00 pm (with regular breaks throughout the workshop day)

Costs: 850,00 EUR plus VAT