Further unlock the creative potential and the potential of your team.

Today's leaders embrace Design Thinking as an essential tool for innovative thinking. Participants in this course will further develop their abilities practiced in Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving to research, ideate, prototype, and test- this time utilizing their collective efforts for a more intensive design challenge. Through this rigorous and challenging course, participants can further unlock their creative potential and the potential of their teams.


Why you should attend

  • Further develop abilities to research, ideate, prototype, and test.
  • Learn improvisational techniques for idea generation, observational research, and rapid prototyping.
  • Participate in robust discussions on team synthesis and creative abrasion.

Program highlights

  • Utilizing your team’s collective efforts for a more intensive design challenge.
  • Moving out of the classroom for an immersion in the world of creative and experiential learning.
  • Unlocking your creative potential and the potential of your teams. 


Courses are held in Room 201 at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Harbor East campus, located at 100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Check-in and breakfast for this course is from 8:30-9:00am. The seminar begins promptly at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. 

The registration deadline is one week prior to the first day of a class, if seats are still available in the program.


Professionals who have previously taken Design Thinking (either at Carey Business School or at a similar institution).  This seminar best serves individuals who have already learned and practiced Design Thinking methodology, and who aim to explore new and deeper ways of applying it to their current work. Participants should be seeking the opportunity to work collaboratively, and to learn from team members representing diverse experiences, expertise and work styles.


Sharon Kim

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Sharon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Sharon’s research focuses on creativity of individuals and groups in organizations. It has been published in several academic journals as well as featured in popular media outlets like Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Fast Company.

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Laurie Churchman

Principal, Designlore

Laurie Churchman is the principal of Designlore, a place for making, thinking and writing about design. She has over 25 years of branding and corporate design experience with work recognized by Communication Arts, Creativity, How Magazine, PDN: Nikon, UCDA, and others. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at MICA and Philadelphia University. She is an AIGA Fellow and holds a BS from the University of Delaware, an MFA from Yale University and a certificate from AIGA/Harvard Business School Design Leaders program.


Contact the Office of Executive Education at 410-234-9363 or carey.execed@jhu.edu.


$3,800 (includes required materials, gourmet breakfast and lunch and on-site garage parking)

JHU employees may submit for tuition remission for the entire cost of the course. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount on all seminars.


Program Dates: October 23-25, 2017. Register now.
                          June 6-8, 2018. Register now.

To cancel or transfer your registration, please write to carey.execed@jhu.edu. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend the program will not receive a refund.

JHU employees should refer to the Non-credit Courses section of the Tuition Remission policies (available on the JHU Benefits page) regarding cancellation policies. Registrants not employed by JHU must notify the Office of Executive Education of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the program in order to receive a full refund.