Innovating Through Design Thinking

Tools for business growth

Overview

An organization’s ability to innovate – whether it's creating seamless and enjoyable customer journeys, radically new products and services, or breakthrough business models – is critical to long-term success. Innovation is about solving important, challenging problems in creative and value-creating ways. Design thinking is a practical toolkit for innovation that anyone can learn and apply. Innovating through design thinking represents a structured, human-centered method for creatively solving complex problems that inspire and delight users. In this program, you will learn the core principles and tools of design thinking and how to apply them across your organization to help it innovate and grow.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Discover design thinking and the types of problems it helps solve
  • Develop an empathetic mindset – understanding the problem from the user’s perspective
  • Generate deep insights to reframe your understanding of the problem
  • Apply ideation – rapid generation and refinement of concepts for solutions
  • Move from concepts to potential solutions by prototyping
  • Learn to test and validate solutions through the design thinking process

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for managers, executives, engineers, and entrepreneurs who need a toolkit for innovation. Participants will learn how to provide more impactful, advanced, and sustainable solutions to complex problems in the business world.

What is the Registration Fee?

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, a comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Note that our programs are certified for Quebec’s 1% training obligation and the McGill Executive Institute is a qualified training provider under provincial job grant programs such as the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) which can contribute up to two-thirds of your training costs. Please contact us for more information or if you need assistance filling out the Grant Application.

Individuals wishing to maintain their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) offered by PMI® can submit an application to receive 7 PDUs for each day of learning (subject to PMI® approval).

Program in Detail

The program uses a highly interactive and action-oriented learning approach with exercises, in-depth case analysis, small projects and discussion with practitioners. We create an environment that enables you to reflect deeply about how to apply the process and tools of design thinking to innovatively solve complex, human-centered problems in your organization.

A check-in desk on the 6th floor will be open from 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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