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Public Policy Innovation with Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

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Learn innovative methods and tools for effective public policy design to address complex societal, economic and environmental challenges.

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Creating and shaping an innovative public policy to tackle societal, economic and environmental issues is an immensely complex challenge that requires knowledge, insight, foresight and a startup mindset. As part of the workshop on Innovative Problem Solving with Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, we dedicate a special cluster to policy makers and policy shapers to help them learn and practice how a combination of two innovative methods can be used to solve complex problems and design better policies. You will be able to use these methods to embark on an engaging journey with your colleagues and stakeholders in order to put their contributions, insights and wisdom in the heart of the policy design process.

Policy specialists will learn and practice through experiential methods:

- 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 public policy.

- Storytelling as key driver in the innovation process.

Come with a concrete public policy challenge and we will help you create a roadmap towards the solution.

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:

- Policy makers

- Policy analysts

- Policy experts

- EU association leaders

- Public affairs consultants

- Communication managers

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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