Train the Trainer

During the Train the Trainer workshop you and your colleagues will learn the interpersonal, pedagogical, and advanced design thinking skills necessary to become a successful teacher of design thinking. Experience in design thinking is required.


Why should I become a Trainer myself?

If you would like to transfer your skills as a design thinker, this is the workshop for you.  

The workshop gave me a better understanding of how I can use design thinking in different ways, depending on the situation. The coach training gave me more confidence as a facilitator. It was really good to get direct feedback and tips on how to handle situations that are likely to happen during a design thinking workshop. “
— Synnøve Elisabeth Aabrekk, Senior Consultant, NCE Tourism - Fjord Norway

What will the Train the Trainer workshop look like?


This workshop is for those who wish to transfer their skills as a design thinker to others.
You will learn to:

• Help students identify their creative confidence through hands on, meaningful learning

• Communicate lessons through a powerful teaching style, which taps into students' intellect
and emotions

• Develop your own training content by uncovering the fundamental mindset of a design

• Guide students in deep learning, introspection, and reflection through the use of
metacognitive skills

• Balance between being a strong facilitator and permitting your students to fail safely and
deal with ambiguity

• Design educational and training programs for many different kinds of students and settings

• Create a fun, open, and caring learning environment where students feel safe to express
themselves fully

• Connect with students not only as a teacher but also as a mentor and friend by
understanding that the learning experience goes both ways

For whom: Experienced design thinkers, professors, teachers, personal coaches, consultants,
and trainers interested in teaching design thinking to others. Previous attendance at a Design
Thinking Deep Dive is required.

Duration: 2 or 3 days

Capacity: 15 to 60 participants

Setting: This workshop can be done as part of a conference or special event, or in-house at
your company or university.