HPI Certification Program for Design Thinking Coaches

Design Thinking Teaching Practitioner


  • Deepen your experience in Design Thinking both form a practitioner’s as well as coach’s perspective.
  • Learn to apply and teach the core methods and principles of Design Thinking and how to how to confidently guide a team through the different Design Thinking phases.
  • Learn to recognise, examine and manage challenging team dynamics.

Key Facts


2 Modules
6 workshop days

Workshop language

Bilingual (German/English)

The general program language is English, so are the presentations and materials.


HPI Academy, Potsdam


Early Bird price: 4.950 EUR (plus VAT)

(Early Bird price valid for booking until July 31, 2023; EUR 5.890 incl. VAT )

Syllabus Design Thinking Teaching Practitioner

Program overview

Module 1: DT Mindset & Process (3 Days, on site)
This workshop gives participants the opportunity to expand their understanding of Design Thinking, from a practitioner and coach perspective. There is an in-depth examination of the two core elements of design thinking: the mindset and the process. Both aspects will be examined more closely in an interplay of inputs, versatile exercises and subsequent reflection, and brought into line with the respective prior understandings. With a view to the transition to the second module, the focus of reflection is always on the coach perspective.

Module 2: Team Coaching & Facilitation (3 Days, on site)
Due to the internationality of the participants, the general language is English, so are the inputs, workshop days and materials. Different emphases are placed on the essential components of team coaching. Thus, at the beginning, the focus is on procedural support, while the second half of the workshop focuses on recognizing and dealing with different team dynamics. Throughout the training, our experienced HPI Academy coaches provide continuous, intensive support and personal feedback to all participants.


  • Certificate from the renowned Hasso Plattner Institute.
  • Carefully orchestrated, compact learning experience to reinforce Design Thinking and as an introduction to coaching Design Thinking teams.
  • Experience-based learning as a didactic model with versatile practical trial and error opportunities.
  • Close supervision by one Design Thinking Coach per team (max. five people) in our trainings.
  • Individual feedback from experienced Design Thinking Coaches.
  • Provision of a detailed coaching manual and a comprehensive digital set of method cards. Here is an excerpt from our manual.
  • Unique combination of teaching and research on the HPI campus & admission to the large HPI alumni network of Design Thinking Coaches.

Your coaches

Samuel Tschepe

Samuel Tschepe

Head of Design Thinking Coach Certification

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Madini Liebscher

Madini Liebscher

Program Lead Certification Program

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Clara Wieker

Clara Wieker

Program Lead Certification Program

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Very valuable: reflection and personal feedback

For me, the six Day were very special because, on the one hand, I was able to explore Design Thinking in more depth and, at the same time, I was already able to try myself out as a coach. In addition to the direct practical experience of accompanying a team, I also found the reflection and personal feedback here great, which I experienced as very valuable.

An important question was my own role in situations with special team dynamics, for which I developed a new sense through the workshops. Above all, I took away a new, more variable view of moderation situations, which gave me impulses to shape my personal moderation role more actively.

Sandra Horn

Innovation Management, Lufthansa Cargo AG

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

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Design Thinking Teaching Practitioner

Potsdam Bilingual: German and English 4950 €
plus VAT