At the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany, we have been coaching teams through all kinds of design thinking formats for over ten years. Our experience has shown that in order for innovation teams to reach their full potential, they need the guidance of well-trained design thinking coaches. With this in mind, we decided to launch the HPI Certification Program for Design Thinking Coaches in 2015. The Certification Program requires 20 days of in-person attendance (over 180 hours) spread over approximately one year. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the methodological competence, practical experience and personal confidence to successfully support teams through design thinking projects.
Since the Certification Program was established, we have trained over 150 coaches from around the world. Our alumni bring design thinking straight into the heart of their organizations, companies and clients every day.