Design Thinking Methods for Engagement

Everyone is creative. What we sometimes lack are the tools and confidence to bring our creativity into professional engagement settings. In this one-day course, we’ll explore and practice a range of creative methods that can be used to bring people together to better understand and address complex issues, and have fun doing so.

You’ll learn about the concept of design thinking, a human-centred, systems-based approach that allows you to step back and redefine challenges and approaches in fresh ways. We'll focus on adaptable facilitation frameworks that can help you incorporate creative tools into your engagement strategies.

This course replaces Arts-Based Methods for Engagement as the required course in the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 1 Sarah Hay $375.00 8 Register

What will I learn?

Some of the things that you’ll cover include the following:

  • Design thinking theory
  • Learning and practising how to do a Design Jam, a flexible facilitation framework
  • Drawing exercises to help you with graphic illustration during creative, collaborative brainstorming

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions and exercises
  • Recommended reading

Who should take this course?

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about creative tools for facilitation and engagement.

How will I be evaluated?

We will evaluate you based on your class participation.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

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