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Management Development

Design Thinking | MD041

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Price: $50.00

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   “If you always do what you did, you will always get what you got.”

That very famous quote from Henry Ford speaks to today’s business environment. In a world of constant change, traditional thinking is no longer a viable option. Today’s challenges require new thinking, new tools, and new approaches. Enter Design Thinking. Design Thinking is an innovative approach to problem-solving that embraces empathy, inspires creativity, and encourages experimentation. It helps people learn how to think vs. telling them what to think. It removes personal bias and history and sees the problem from the eyes of your customers. Design Thinking is a highly-experiential technique any company can employ to generate new ideas, develop new business models, or solve existing problems. The best way to learn Design Thinking is to do Design Thinking. Our highly experiential one-day workshop teaches Design Thinking concepts and immediately puts them into practice on a given challenge.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Design Thinking approach and how it is used to solve problems and create new opportunities
  • Solid understanding of innovation; how to inspire creativity and think innovatively
  • How to apply Design Thinking to real-world problems and opportunities, including business development and market expansion
  • How Design Thinking can be used to develop executive-level skills in people
  • Valuable empathy, brainstorming, prototyping, and storytelling techniques
  • How to move rapidly from idea to action using rapid prototyping, experimentation, and iteration
  • Focusing on how to ask the right questions vs. giving the correct answers

Our program is not merely informational but an actual agent of tangible change; attendees can implement these teachings in their jobs immediately and achieve the lasting benefits. So whether a start-up, corporation, educational institution, or government organization, Design Thinking can help you change the way you think and develop an innovative approach towards the future.

Who should attend:

Anyone faced with strategic challenges and opportunities, and interested in inspiring themselves to improve the business and industry on which they are focused, including Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Supply Chain, R&D, Education, Human Resources, and Management.  This course is highly relevant to Executives and managers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and innovators.

The Instructor:

Jeff Warren is the President and Founder of the Barkley Consulting Group, a Management Consulting Firm that combines real-world experience with thought leadership to bring transformative solutions to organizations. He is a creative and innovative thinker who uses a Design Thinking approach to help businesses and institutions explore possibilities of what could be – and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user. Jeff has a successful track record of using creativity and innovation to unlock the potential found within people to help them think differently and design solutions that meet the unmet needs of their customers.

Jeff has over 30 years of leadership and innovation experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, with a focus on business and technology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University and a Certificate of Professional Development from Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania. Jeff received his training in Design Thinking at the Design School at Stanford University. He is a guest lecturer and speaker and works in an advisory capacity for start-ups in the technology sector. In addition to his consulting practice, Jeff also serves as the Program Director for Design Thinking at Stony Brook University