Are you ready to level up as a design thinking lead in your organisation?
Join the Train-the-Facilitator Programme! You will learn how to build the organisation readiness for design thinking and facilitate the process effectively with different stakeholders- even online!
What is a Facilitator?
A facilitator is paramount in enabling the outcomes of the design thinking process, while also creating a safe and inclusive space for the people in the room. Skilled facilitators enable organisations to address key business challenges more effectively and have stronger competence in solving problems in a more innovative way. The Train-the Facilitator Programme helps organisations develop team members to plan and facilitate design thinking work sessions.
This programme admits 20 people in a first-come-first-served basis. This programme will be suitable for people across different industry sectors and with different functions, including but not limited to corporate strategy, business development, organisation management, talent development, digital transformation, product/service design, marketing, customer services/experience, stakeholder management etc.
During the workshop, you will be assigned into groups and you will be committed to putting into practice the course learning after the workshop. You will receive feedback and coaching at the group check-in after the workshop. We are also going to support you in providing facilitation opportunities for the Design Thinking Community.
Format and Language
All classes will be conducted online in English.
Original price is HK$2,400, after government's subsidy of 60%, charge for each registrant for the whole course: HK$960.
Upon the completion of the online course and fulfilment of a minimum 80% attendance requirement, a certificate (together with a souvenir from HKDC) will be presented to participants.
Please apply online by Oct 21 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to registrants within a week after the admission deadline.
Nov 4, 2020 to Dec 1, 2020Add to Calendar
This interactive online course will equip you with the skills to confidently guide a Design Thinking Session in an online environment. In live Online Classroom sessions combined with virtual small-groups coaching, you will learn how to create an environment where participants feel confident to be creative and drive innovation. We strongly believe in 'Learning by Doing' so it goes without saying that the course will be a high-energy, interactive and hands-on event where you will put your new skills directly into practice.
It is crucial to practise your new facilitation skills in the 'real world' on short notice. During the online course you will work on preparing a real facilitation opportunity within your organisation, community or working environment. After you have facilitated your first Design Thinking session, you can discuss challenges you encountered with our expert facilitators and exchange experiences with your peers in the Coaching Session.
What do we expect from participants?
This three-part course dives deep into facilitation concepts and practices, with a goal of understanding how adults work and learn, as well as better understanding our own behaviour and preferences as a facilitator.
Through a series of highly interactive activities, participants will imagine and test facilitation techniques and methods. They will have opportunity to practice and get feedback from both faculty and their peers.
It is highly encouraged that you are familiar with Double Diamond model and the common tools used such as stakeholder map, journey maps and prototyping etc. The activities during this programme are a balanced mix of theory and practice.
1. Key facilitation frameworks including;
2. Experience and Exposure
Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organiser only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.