$2,400 – $3,000

Advancing Innovation through Human-Centered Design

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Advance your mastery of the LUMA System of Innovation through Human-Centered Design

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design or an equivalent LUMA introductory workshop

If you've taken LUMA's introductory workshop, Fundamentals of Human-Centered Design, you can expand your mastery of the LUMA System of Innovation by taking our Advancing Innovation workshop, which offers an intimate, peer-to-peer experience for deeper learning.

Through a mix of coaching and individualized practice sessions, you will sharpen your Human-Centered Design skills in line with your particular goals. The Advancing Innovation workshop will prepare you to:

  • Spark enthusiasm for innovation within your organization

  • Plan and apply the LUMA System on various projects

  • Lead teams to do collaborative work

  • Help your colleagues grow and develop their own ability to innovate

Customized approach for each group

We tailor Advancing Innovation workshops for each particular group. Day One begins by evaluating the interests, goals and objectives of every participant. Together, we do a deeper exploration of the LUMA System, learn ways to combine Human-Centered Design methods, practice building method sets, and prepare for peer-to-peer practice sessions. On Day Two, you will focus on a track for concentrated growth:

  • Catalyst Track: Inspiring adoption of the LUMA System

  • Facilitator Track: Guiding others in using the LUMA System

  • Instructor Track: Teaching the LUMA System to others

You'll get a block of time to practice an activity within your track. Out of that work, you'll get feedback and support to carry with you into your next stage of development in applying the LUMA System.

What You Get

  • Expert instruction around your own workplace challenges

  • Deeper mastery of a common language for problem-solving

  • Hands-on practice with Human-Centered Design methods

  • Guidance on how to encourage adoption of Human-Centered Design in your workplace

  • LUMA’s Project Planning Kit

  • You'll also receive a one-year subscription to LUMA Workplace® so you can continue applying what you've learned

  • LUMA’s bibliographies on:

    • Collections of Methods

    • “Innovating for People” Handbook Methods

    • Historical Classics

    • Innovation for Business

    • Distributed Collaboration Tools

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What's it like to attend the workshop?

LUMA workshops provide an exceptional experience that is hands-on, dynamic and fun! Be prepared for fast-paced presentations and coaching from expert instructors, mixed with Human-Centered Design activities to learn different methods. As the workshop progresses, you’ll gain new perspectives from other participants and they’ll learn from you!

Who is the workshop for?

We welcome anyone who wants to accelerate innovation within their organization and to learn about Human-Centered Design. Job titles we often see include: product managers, designers, researchers, user experience professionals, marketers, consultants, engineers and educators & learning professionals.

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What types of organizations send people to LUMA workshops?

Our public workshops typically draw a lively mix of people from business, non-profits, government and education, all eager to be more innovative. You may be surprised at who you’re sitting next to — we’ve had participants from Google, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Gates Foundation, American Express, IBM, Harvard and many other companies and organizations of all types, sizes and sectors.

What should I bring?

Bring your curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm for deepening your mastery of Human-Centered Design and the LUMA System. We supply the rest (including breakfast and lunch).

How can I contact LUMA with any questions?

If you have questions in advance of registering, please contact us we're happy to help! Once you register, we will send you additional information about program logistics.

What is the refund policy?

Once you have registered, we do not offer refunds and we do not permit transfers from one workshop date to another. It is possible to send someone else in your place should you be unable to attend.

Also, please note that we reserve the right to cancel any public workshop up to 14 days prior to the start date of that workshop. If that happens, we'll notify you promptly and give you a full refund or the option to attend another public workshop within six months. We are not responsible for travel expenses or any costs that may be incurred as a result of a cancellation.

Additional Terms & Conditions

All materials and handouts provided by LUMA during the workshop are published, copyrighted works proprietary and owned exclusively by LUMA and its licensors. Workshop participants do not acquire title nor ownership rights in any of these materials and agree not to reproduce, modify, or distribute any of the materials received from or provided by LUMA.

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