Design Thinking and Innovation
Do you want build design thinking and innovative skills? This is the perfect course for leaders looking to develop their leadership abilities.
Who will benefit from this course?
You will find this course useful if you are responsible for innovation in your institution. This course will also find it of value if you need to bring design thinking in your work.
What will you learn through this course?
This course on design thinking and innovation is built from the perspective of helping you focus on what is required of you to make it happen. You will learn the personal resources you need (characteristics or traits, we refer to them as leadership orientations) to enable you to think design and be comfortable to lead innovation.
Approach to the Course
Innovation and design thinking inherently needs you to break away from the past and the present. It requires you to work with ambiguity, uncertainty and complexity and think future. All this requires the exercise of leadership to challenge the status quo and willingness to break out. Thus, this course starts with exploring leadership itself and the ask it has of you.
Your ability to think design and lead innovation will depend on certain personal resources you possess or need to develop and your ability to apply them through the journey. We refer to these resources as Leadership Orientations. Orientations are characteristics or traits.
This course will help you gain awareness and reflect on your leadership orientations that specifically impact your ability to design and innovate. You will have an opportunity to gain self-awareness and insights on those leadership orientations. You will expose yourself to the leadership abilities you need to build to think through design and lead innovation. Leadership abilities are the combined application of the leadership orientations learnt. Practising these leadership orientations and leadership abilities will help you build skills to be effective in this area.
This theme will fundamentally draw from your ability to think, manage a multiplicity of perspectives, learn beyond what is known to you and sense opportunities to harness value. You will learn the leadership orientations of thinking, perspectives, learning in this course. You will also explore what drives spotting opportunities and thinking through design applying the orientations learnt.
This course will conclude offering experience of leaders engaging with innovation and driving design thinking in institutions.
How is the learning structured?
This course is designed to help you uncover the dimensions mentioned above by breaking it down to learning units that are bite size and easy to consume. It is structured to help you understand the content, learn its application and reflect on your behaviour relating to it. It offers a structure to skills practice to continue beyond the course as well.
The content is structured for you to absorb, internalise, reflect, be self-aware and practice building skill in that unit of content before proceeding to the next. We recommend you learn by spending time observing, reflecting and drawing deeper insights from your environment and watching others relating to the content as well. As you progress reflect and identify the areas you want to develop and practice skills beyond the course.
Deep involvement in each unit of content before moving to the next will heighten your learning experience of the program.
Course content (Total 7 Sections)
Section 1 (A New Lens to Leadership)
Section 2 (Human Thinking Process)
Section 3 (Perspective)
Section 4 (An Orientation to Learn)
Section 5 (Sensing Opportunities and Making Decisions)
Section 6 (A Structured Approach to Design Thinking)
Section 7 (In Practice)
Course Preview & Inclusions
- 6 hr 40 min
- 19 learning Resources
- Self-paced learning
- 1 profiling tools
- 6 hr 8 min of video content
- 5 supplementary learning resources
- Access on Mobile and Laptop
Our Leadership Courses are structured packages which are targeted towards building your leadership abilities.