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. 

Agenda and Course Description

Program Details

Who Should Attend

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

What You Will Learn

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

August 5-7, 2019 (8:30am-3:30pm)
Register NowDeadline: 07/29/2019
December 9-11, 2019 (8:30am-3:30pm)
Register NowDeadline: 12/02/2019

Location

Locations may vary. Please check the registration details and your email for location. Plan your visit.

Investment

$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

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, MFA

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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JACK GONCALO, PhD

Executive Education Faculty, Carey Business School

Jack Goncalo is a Professor of Business Administration and the Robert & Helen P Seass Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Goncalo earned his PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined Illinois in 2016 after spending 12 years on the faculty at Cornell University. His current research and teaching interests are in creativity, idea evaluation and team collaboration. His research on creativity has been widely covered in CNN, NPR.

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Danielle Piccinini, MBA, MPH

Executive Education Faculty, Carey Business School

Danielle Piccinini is an adjunct faculty in Design Leadership. She is trained in Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design and leads international teams to use these approaches globally in her role as a program officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs. Danielle holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger and South Africa.

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