Demand for constant product innovation and iteration in today’s world pushes the limits of what most executives have been trained to handle. New competition and heightened customer expectations change the paradigms of effective problem-solving for all organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to startups, non-profits, and the public sector.
What leaders need in order to evolve their business strategy requires a new kind of smart.
Find it at the d.school.
Join us for our largest and most robust executive bootcamp ever —Design Thinking Bootcamp for Executives—taking place this July 11-13.
This hands-on program offers executives the chance to learn design thinking—a human-centered, prototype-oriented process that enhances your ability to drive innovation. We believe that innovation is necessary in every aspect of business, and that it can be taught.
Design Thinking Bootcamp Key Takeaways:
- Develop deep consumer insights through real-life ethnographies
- Reduce risk and accelerate learning through rapid prototyping
- Drive towards innovation, not just incremental growth
- Empower your employees to be innovative
Participants in this program will roll up their sleeves and get into the field to develop deep insights about the people they’re serving. By grouping into multidisciplinary teams, participants plow through a complete design cycle, leveraging low-resolution prototyping and high-frequency iteration to get to unexpected, BIG IDEAS. D.school faculty and coaches guide executives through each stage of the innovation process, and teach the important lesson of how to apply the bootcamp principles immediately once executives are back at work.
“I wouldn’t have had the idea to approach the problem in this way if I hadn’t been to the d.school. You realize that you aren’t going to solve the problem sitting in an office, you need to get out and talk to the people who are actually dealing with it, whether that’s your customers or your front-line employees.” — Bonny Simi, Director of Airport Planning, Jet Blue
Who Should Attend
- Executives who are tackling strategic challenges in their organizations.
- Executives responsible for internal and external client (or consumer) touchpoints across the product and organization.
- Titles include: C-Level execs, Directors, VPs
Design Thinking Bootcamp is meant to create and empower a community of do-ers. Enter a collaborative and intelligent program that leverages the d.school’s creative workspaces, and exit with meaningful methods and tools that can impact personal, professional, and organizational growth.
Apply by June 22
The deadline for this July’s Design Thinking Bootcamp for Executives is June 22. Space is limited and will sell out. Apply now.