Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving

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Revolutionize your problem-solving skills. 

Design thinking, a human-centered approach utilized by many of today's most creative and competitive organizations, helps teams from various industries and backgrounds produce the innovative solutions needed to compete in today’s dynamic world of work.

In our Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving course, learn how to leverage research, ideation, and prototyping to tackle even the hardest business challenges. Collaborate with industry peers and explore creative approaches to problem solving, while learning the basics of design thinking methodology. This unique course embraces multiple academic perspectives (design and design theory, organizational behavior, and social psychology) to provide participants with a rich, hands-on learning experience where they attempt to solve problems from real-world business scenarios. This course is for any professional who wants to bring innovative thinking into their organization. 

Who this course is for:

  • Rising managers who want to lead innovative teams
  • Professionals who want to be exposed to a new way of solving problems
  • Individuals who face complex challenges

Outcomes:

  • Implement design thinking in your organization
  • Apply the research-ideation-prototype-test process
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex problems

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Dates Offered

September 24-26, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 09/17/2018
December 5-7, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 11/30/2018

Tuition

$3,800 

JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page

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Located in the heart of Baltimore's thriving Harbor East neighborhood

  • Course materials included
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast and lunch
  • Free covered parking

Faculty

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SHARON KIM, PhD

Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Innovation & Human-Centered Design

Sharon Kim is a faculty member and the Director of Innovation & Human-Centered Design at the Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Sharon has expertise in the psychology of creativity. Her academic research has been featured in popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. She teaches design thinking and provides innovation consulting to leaders in Fortune 100 companies and international health NGOs.

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LAURIE CHURCHMAN

Executive Education Faculty, Carey Business School

Laurie Churchman is the principal of Designlore. She has 25+ years of corporate and non-profit design experience recognized by AIGA, Communication Arts, Creativity, and How Magazine. She brings design to community and civic challenges in Philadelphia, as well as, teaches design and theory at MICA and Jefferson University. She was named an AIGA Fellow in 2009. Laurie has a BS from UD, an MFA from Yale and completed AIGA/Harvard Business School Design Leaders program.

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