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Innovative Problem Solving with Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

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Learn innovative methods and tools to find solutions for complex challenges from problem definition to ideation to prototyping and testing.

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Two-thirds of organisations now believe complexity is an obstacle to success and a barrier to growth in performance and productivity. It is no surprise that 79 percent of executives in the Global Human Capital Trends survey rated Design Thinking important or very important.

There is no question about the need to innovate in solving complex problems, whether it is about organisational design, performance management, customer journeys, stakeholder relations or employee experiences fit for the digital age. The question is HOW? This is where Design Thinking as both a mindset, culture and a process for innovation can give leaders and managers the methods and tools how to innovate.

In this two-day course, we will combine the process and tools of Design Thinking with the playful power of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® at every stage to find solutions to complex problems you face.

Our programme of JITT (just in time learning) combines a face-to-face workshop with virtual follow up and coaching. The leaders will learn through experiential methods, how to apply design thinking in their role:

- The key stages in the Design Thinking process, with emphasis on problem definition and problem solving.

- The application of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® as a deep thinking and visual aid in exploration, imagining, prototyping and testing.

- Practice key methods and tools that you can take away and use immediately to address challenges in productivity, diversity, organisational development, engagement, managing performance, complex collaboration and learning and development.

- Storytelling as key driver in the innovation process.

Come with a concrete problem and we will help you solve it in two days.

Participation fee: 980 EUR + VAT

Early bird fee if you register before 15 September: 800 EUR + VAT

We love teams! Bring a team and a challenge and learn Design Thinking by applying the methods and tools and leave with a roadmap for success. We offer 50% discount for teams of 3 or more. Please contact us at info@space-maker.eu about team participation.

The programme has been developed as a collaboration of the London-based, IOEE accredited Academy of Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship and Spacemaker, a Brussels-based participative leadership consultant and facilitator. The trainers are Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke and Bela Dajka.

Who should take part:

- Organisational leaders

- Business leaders

- Public affairs consultants

- Communication managers

- Entrepreneurs

- Change managers

- HR consultants

- Service and product designers

You will get:

- methods, tools and templates to apply Design Thinking in your daily work,

- peer support from other participants,

- expert feedback from your trainers,

- lunch, coffee and refreshments,

- a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Windows Exploration Kit to take home.

About the trainers

Dr Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, innovation network architect and entrepreneur. She specialises in creating collaborative networks for innovation, and helping organisations create capabilities to innovate. A former BBC editor and manager, Julia co-founded and managed the Future of Work Research Consortium. Julia’s approach to innovation combines forecasting with Design Thinking and storytelling for success. Julia teaches Design Thinking and Foresight & Strategy at Loughborough University and Design Management at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.

Bela Dajka worked at the European Commission as a corporate communication specialist before starting his own consultancy in 2018. Now he helps organisations with their EU communication and EU public affairs, gives trainings on corporate communication and advocacy campaigns and facilitates creative processes for strategy and communications. Prior to moving to Brussels in 2008, he worked at the BBC for 10 years in editorial, management, public policy and organisational development roles.

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