TU103 - Design Thinking: Educating Corporate Leaders in Innovation and Strategic Problem Solving

Tue, May 08 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Room: 6A

Ever wonder why we do things in a certain way? Are there better ways to approach the problem? What can we learn by observing users and experimenting with new concepts? What insights do we gain by walking in the shoes of users and empathizing? How can we leverage diverse perspectives? This session offers talent development practitioners a design-thinking mindset and practical skills to identify fresh approaches to attacking complex problems and moving new ideas into action. You'll learn to approach problems from an innovative, design-thinking perspective, and explore relevant design tools through immersive exercises using a real-world issue. Insights will be shared regarding how design thinking education has enhanced outcomes at various organizations. Specific tools you will discuss include empathy, observation, idea generation, prototyping, and a quick organizational innovation assessment.

Application on the Job:
Apply the principles and tools of design thinking through an immersive design experience.
Use key organizational and cultural prerequisites for creating a culture of innovation.
Use an organizational survey to do a quick assessment of the innovation capability of your organization.

Type: Education Session

Tracks: Talent Management

Learning Approaches: Experiential/Interactive Learning

Topics: Culture, Leadership Development: Skills Gap

Target Audiences: Director/Manager, Facilitator/Trainer

Session Services: Recorded

Handout(s): Presentation


Bilson, Carole

Bilson, Carole


Design Management Institute

Soken, Nelson

Soken, Nelson

Chief Innovation Strategist

Barnes & Conti Associates