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Project Teamleader

Design Thinking – Professional Track

Leading comprehensive innovation- and transformation projects means operating in dynamic complexity. This program focuses on Design Thinking as the agile strategy to effectively manage the natural unknowns of change processes.

You will experience the fundamental Design Thinking principles, apply tools and methods with the strongest impact on an innovative culture, and train your skills as Design Thinking team leader in your company project. Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will receive certification as a Strategic Design Thinking Project Team Leader.

Goals

  • Development and growth of your skills as team leader in innovation- and transformation projects
  • Application confidence of Design Thinking methods, mindset, and principles to develop your own lighthouse project with an implementation roadmap as a replicable blueprint
  • Knowledge and application of effective methods and principles to manage team dynamics
  • Development of your project- “big picture” for use as a buy-in for all project stakeholders

Key Facts

Workshop language

English, teamwork language can be switched to German in teams consisting of only German members.

Location

Potsdam / Online

Target audience

We also offer this workshop exclusively for companies – please feel free to bring your own project or challenge!

Decision makers and team leaders who need a strategy and toolbox to guide change processes and close the gaps that are hindering agile workflows. General knowledge of agile innovation approaches or advanced Design Thinking experience are equally welcome, since the program focuses on real-life project work in diverse teams.

Costs

10,000 EUR (plus VAT)

The Professional Track can also be booked as a company-exclusive Strategic Design Thinking bootcamp with a minimum of 20 participants.

Covid Note

The first module will take place online due to the high incidence of infection. For the virtual space we rely on interactive work sessions with individual live team coaching. Our online workshops are also designed for an experiential learning, which ensures the anchoring and transfer of the knowledge. No prior technical know-how is required.

 

More information

The Professional Track is an intensive three-part Design Thinking program with 10 days of presence on the HPI campus. The time span of three months allows the necessary time investment to be integrated into the working schedule. During the course, one module takes place once per month. Participants continue to work on their company project in their organization between each module. A time investment of 20% of regular working time is recommended for an optimal retention rate. Experienced Design Thinking coaches support off-campus time with open remote coaching sessions, which ensure direct application and a successful transfer of learnings.

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We tailored the Professional Track Program to help build bridges over the three main gaps that block successful transformation and adaptivity: 1st the Relationship Gap between users and organizations, as well as that between the departments, 2nd the Action Gap between “knowing” and “doing,” and 3rd the Integration Gap between new solutions and existing systems. Accordingly, the curriculum is crafted in three main modules. Each module focuses on the principles and methods of Strategic Design Thinking that have turned out to be the best levers for overcoming these hurdles and driving innovation and transformation.

 

Benefits

  • You get a HPI Certificate as “Strategic Design Thinking Project Teamleader” that documents your skills to lead teams in any Design Thinking project.
  • You immediately multiply your Design Thinking knowledge, and your company project team benefits from your learnings.
  • Your company project serves as your blueprint for replication on any change- and transformation project in your specific context.
  • You can create a real lighthouse project for the change-goals of your organization.
  • You can rely on the comprehensive training material, which includes templates, input slides, method cards and literature, to sustainably integrate your new learnings into your daily work
  • You become a member of the active executive alumni circle with access to research findings and exclusive alumni conferences.
  • All HPI Academy programs are constantly updated according to the newest insights of our HPI Design Thinking Research Program

Agenda

The Professional Track is an intensive three-part Design Thinking program with 10 days of presence on the HPI campus. The time span of three months allows the necessary time investment to be integrated into the working schedule. During the course, one module takes place once a month. Participants continue working on their company project in their organization between each module. A time investment of 20% of regular working time is recommended for an optimal retention rate. Experienced Design Thinking coaches support off-campus time with remote support sessions, which ensure direct application and successful transfer of learnings.

Module 1: Day 1 – Quick Starter into Strategic Design Thinking

  • Introduction to Strategic Design Thinking
  • Teambuilding & Team Dynamic Awareness
  • Design Thinking Fast Forward with a Business-Relevant Challenge
  • Reflection Potential & Transfer to Organizational Reality

Start: 2:00 pm, end: 6:00 pm

Module 1: Day 1 – Set Up Human Centered Collaboration – Experience

  • Introduction: Setting Up Human-Centered Collaboration
  • Input & Team Exercise: Diversity for High Performance Creativity
  • Input & Team Exercise: Space as Behavior Nudge
  • Input & Team Exercise: Empathy as Game Changer in Innovation

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 6:00 pm

Module 1: Day 2 – Set Up Human Centered Collaboration – Apply

  • Introduction to Design Thinking as a Working Process
  • Input & Work Session: Understand
  • Input & Work Session: Observe / Interviews
  • Input & Work Session: Unpacking
  • Team Presentations: User Findings
  • Transfer Reflection

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 6:00 pm; Happy Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Module 1: Day 3 – Set Up Human Centered Collaboration – Transfer

  • Introduction to Design Thinking in the Organizational Context
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Motivation
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Framing the Challenge
  • Praxis Input: Hacking Design Thinking for Customized Success
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Design Team Kickoff
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Plan Research
  • Wrap-Up and Transfer Reflection

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 5:00 pm

Module 2: Day 1 – Run Innovation Processes – Experience

  • Introduction: Run Innovation Processes
  • Input & Team Exercise: Synthesis Input & Team Exercise: Prototyping Input & Team Exercise: Iteration

Module 2: – Day 2 Run Innovation Processes – Apply

  • Introduction to Design Thinking in Innovation Processes
  • Input & Work Session: Synthesis & Point of View
  • Input & Work Session: Ideation
  • Input & Work Session: Prototyping & Testing
  • Team Presentations: Solution Concepts
  • Transfer Reflection

Start: 9:00 pm, end 6 pm; Happy Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Module 2: Day 3 – Run Innovation Processes – Transfer

  • Introduction to Design Thinking Innovation in the Organizational Context
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Unpacking User Findings
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Synthesis
  • PRAXIS INPUT: Hacking Design Thinking for Customized Success
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Design Team Sessions Synthesis, Ideation, Prototype & Testing
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Project Playbook
  • Wrap-Up and Transfer Reflection

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 5:00 pm

Module 3: Day 1 – Sustain Strategy Implementation – Experience

  • Introduction: Sustain Strategy Implementation
  • Input & Team Exercise: Systems Thinking for Managing Complexity
  • Input & Team Exercise: Analogizing for Identity Creation
  • Input & Team Exercise: Storytelling to Involve the Collective Mind

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 6:00 pm

Module 3: Day 2 – Sustain Strategy Implementation – Apply

  • Introduction to Design Thinking as a Strategy for Implementing the Design Thinking Mindset
  • Input & Work Session: Project Match
  • Input & Work Session: Concept Blueprint
  • Input & Work Session: Innovation Story
  • Team Presentations
  • Transfer Reflection

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 6:00 pm; Happy Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Module 3: Day 3 – Sustain Strategy Implementation – Transfer

  • Introduction to IMPLEMENTATION of Innovation & Transformation Projects
  • Input & Company-Project Work: Innovation & Transformation Story
  • Input & Company-Project Work: 3-Level Implementation Strategy
  • Sharing: Implementation Strategies
  • Practice Training: Leadership Action for Scaling
  • Reflection & Closing Ceremony

Start: 9:00 pm, end: 5:00 pm

Your Coaches

 I learned how to effectively manage international teams with creativity. It´s not just about using Design Thinking tools to drive the project flow, but about translating the principles behind them to set up your very own strategy for leading teams to innovative results.

Puneet Gupta

SAP India

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

During this three-month time period we already had the time to use the methods and strategies, to really experiment on real-life projects and to get more experienced. By the time of the (/our) coaching, we could very easily implement these things within our company. One of the very best strategy- and innovation trainings I have recently made.

Elena Zloteanu

Hochland SE

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

During this three-month time period we already had the time to use the methods and strategies, to really experiment on real-life projects and to get more experienced. By the time of the (/our) coaching, we could very easily implement these things within our company. One of the very best strategy- and innovation trainings I have recently made.

Roland Scharrer

Capgemini

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Going back to my company after the first module, all of the sudden, I got the feedback that our meetings were better and that we were getting faster. This was something I was really astonished about, because the impact was so huge and so immediate.

Dr. Erik Reuther

Clariant AG

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.