Innovation and Design Thinking Trainings

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation and problem-solving. It seeks to develop innovative mindsets and collaborative cultures. Transforming the way we create products, services, processes and strategies.

The great thing about Design Thinking is that it’s not just for designers. It leverages group thinking and encourages cross-team collaboration. What’s more, it can be applied to virtually any team in any industry.

Adopting a Design Thinking culture:

  • Reduces time to market – Forrester reported that after fully integrating the design thinking approach, IBM solutions get to market two times as fast.
  • Increases return on investment – IBM and Forrester calculated that when design thinking is integrated, teams report an ROI of up to 300% as a result.
  • Increases revenue – McKinsey reported that the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholders returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts.

We offer four different types of Innovation and Design Thinking workshops. They are immersive activities meant to introduce participants to the fundamental values of the design thinking cycle.

With the guidance of experienced facilitator(s), participants experience the difference between conventional problem solving and design thinking.

The 2 and 4 hr workshops lend themselves very well for larger groups, where participants collaborate in pairs. The two longer sessions are more intense full day trainings where participants receive more focused attention from the facilitator(s).

We provide participants with easy to use tools, anchored in empathizing with customers, rapid prototyping, and generating creative ideas. By gaining an understanding of all the design-thinking phases, and backing it up with first-hand experience, we help participants build relevant skills for the modern world.

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Offered in a:

  • 2 hr workshop
  • 4 hr workshop
  • 3 day sprint
  • 5.5 day sprint

Arabic and English

Number of participants

The workshops can be done for any even number of participants.
The sprints currently have a maximum number of 18 participants.

Remote trainings

Most of our trainings lend themselves well for the online environment. Timing and duration may differ, depending on your wishes.

I didn’t think I would like the methodology, but now that I’ve completed the training, I actually really liked it and my product is stronger because of it.

Fund manager

I loved how we were able to add on to one other’s ideas to create a final one.

Civil society expert

The flow was smooth and examples used were insightful.

Training participant

The training was practical and actionable.

Aspiring fund manager

The content of the training was useful, interesting and most creative.

Civil society expert