Seeking innovative ideas to thrive in an industry in flux. 
Now more than ever, health care leaders are seeking innovative ideas in order to thrive within an industry in flux. Enter design thinking — a human-centered process utilized by many of today’s most creative and competitive organizations. 


Why you should attend

  • Learn methods and techniques that can translate to transformative health care practices, products, and solutions.
  • Work in teams to solve a complex problem while applying the entire design thinking process.
  • Leverage your health care team’s collective strengths and apply them to challenges of all sizes.

Program highlights

  • Embracing multiple academic perspectives (design and design theory, health care management, and social psychology) in a rich, hands-on learning experience.
  • Gaining skills and knowledge needed to use design thinking in your own team or organization.
  • Using diversity in experience, expertise, and work styles on your team to discover innovative ideas and solutions.


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.


This seminar best serves professionals working in health care who participate in teams of any size as well as leaders who want to incorporate design thinking into their core methodology. This unique experiential learning opportunity teaches participants how to leverage diversity in experience, 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.

Laurie Churchman PhotoLaurie 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


$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.

The new JHU tuition remission form is available online here. Please return completed forms to


Program Dates: February 7-9, 2018. Register now.

To cancel or transfer your registration, please write to 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.