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Design Thinking for Innovation

Discover Opportunities for Innovation and Digital Transformation with Jonathan Bannister

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Delivery

Online

Duration

6 x 2 Hour Weekly Workshops
Wednesday 10:00-12.00pm

Dates

Wednesday Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2022

Course Fees

€1,200 (per delegate)
Early bird offer: €1,000

Qualification

Certificate of Completion from our delivery partner TCD

Design Thinking for Innovation

Led by Jonathan Bannister, this online programme will leave you and your team with a shared set of tools and know-how that will transform your capability to

develop solutions that succeed in delivering high impact, value and ultimately competitive advantage.
introduce and embed this toolset and know-how across your organisational processes, strategy and culture.
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What are the programme outcomes?

On completion of this programme of workshops, you and your team will have a shared set of tools and know-how that will transform your capability to

develop solutions that succeed in delivering high impact, value and ultimately competitive advantage.
introduce and embed this toolset and know-how across your organisational processes, strategy and culture.

In addition, this programme is designed to enable individuals and teams to:

Foster a culture of originality, ingenuity and creativity in themselves, their teams and their organisations.
Drive product and service solutions that are focused on end-user needs, with persistent emphasis on the customer.
Integrate Design Thinking into the Strategic and Change Management practices of your organisation.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is designed for individuals or teams who have an ambition or remit to become innovation ambassadors within their organisation – including but not limited to those with a number of years of people management experience.

It is particularly suited to those wishing to foster a culture of originality, ingenuity and creativity in themselves, their teams and their organisations. The programme does not assume any prior knowledge or training in the subject areas.

Who can I contact for more information about the programme?

You can drop Niall Larkin an email by clicking the button below to discuss or answer any questions.

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Course topics

Creative Thinking for Business Team

Release your creative potential and that of your team
  • What is creativity? How inclusive is it?
  • Principles of creative thinking;
  • Bridges and barriers to creative thinking;
  • The CPS (Creative Problem Solving) Model.

Reflection Question: If you had everything you needed to think creatively and perform at your best, what problems would you solve at work?

Problem Solving and the Design Thinking Toolbox I

Discover fresh perspectives and opportunities in the problems you face.
  • Convergent and divergent thinking;
  • Invitational stems to frame problems as questions;
  • Techniques to defer or suspend judgement;
  • Action planning incorporating Assisters and Resisters.

Reflection Question: What’s the most important problem for you and your team to solve at work? Try to phrase that problem as a ‘How might we…’ statement.

Problem Solving and the Design Thinking Toolbox II

Develop a healthy obsession with your customer.
  • Design Thinking skills, and how they relate to creativity, innovation and brainstorming;
  • Problem definition; identifying
    customer needs and user groups;
  • Customer journeys and empathy mapping.

Reflection Question: To make progress on your ‘How Might We…’ statement, who are the stakeholders you need to meet and empathise with?

Rapid Idea Generation and Insight

Stimulate unconstrained ideation and insight
  • Creating the right environment for generating ideas;
  • Tools and techniques for divergent thinking;
  • Tools and techniques for convergent thinking;
  • An introduction to the Basadur Innovation profile for individuals and teams.

Reflection Question: Based on your Basadur results, what profile do you present at work? How does the profile of your colleagues differ? Given your team’s overall profile, what tools might you use to stimulate ideas and insight?

Design Thinking for Strategy and Change Management I & II

Embed Design Thinking at the organisational level
  • Principles of Design Thinking at the organisational level;
  • Using Design Thinking to overcome barriers to strategic thinking and justifiable change management;
  • Techniques to drive Design Thinking at the organisational level: What’s in my Design Thinking toolkit?

Reflection Question: Following this programme, what is the first step in your plan to embed Design Thinking into your organisation’s strategic practices?

How is this programme unique?

This programme recognises that innovation and digital transformation needs more than just the right people to drive it. It relies on detailed and repeatable processes to be successful.

This programme covers theoretical concepts but has a strong emphasis on empowering participants with the practical skills needed to positively impact their work environment.

When does the programme run

Next delivery for Design Thinking for Innovation begins Wednesday 9th November 2022.

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What are the Greenhouse clinics included in the programme?

The programme includes additional optional support through our Greenhouse clinics.

This is where you can access support to apply your learnings to specific work-related challenges and develop your plan for tackling the same. The Greenhouse clinics are facilitator-led collaborative sessions that offer you a time and place to receive support, gather feedback and experiment in a non-judgemental environment.

The Greenhouse Clinic supports your progress in 3 phases.

Phase 1: Define your goals – this is where you define your challenge and consider its success criteria. This is a chance to share with peers, seek alternative perspectives, perform group fact-finding, and adjust your ideas accordingly.
Phase 2: Implementation planning – this is where your refined approach shall be shared for further discussion and comment, this time with a direct focus on implementation. The planned output shall be an advanced implementation plan, including a targeted stakeholder engagement strategy.
Phase 3: Reflect and review – this is where you will reflect on how your challenge evolved and advanced over the course of the programme. What changed and why? Who influenced your thinking, and at what stage? This reflection shall provide invaluable insight as you return to your organisation with a further refined plan to address the challenge.
About the Programme Leader

Jonathan Bannister

Jonathan Bannister has spent the last decade working with organisations such as Nottingham Business School, BlueJeans, Morgan Sindall and Fauceria to embed innovation, active learning and complex problem-solving skills into their organisations.

As part of the Creative Education Foundation’s core faculty, Jonathan is at the forefront of designing and delivering courses in creativity, design thinking, design sprints, and complex problem-solving. Jonathan has also designed the Social Business Canvas, a tool to help social entrepreneurs design and map their business models.

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Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation Course