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Harness Essential Leadership Skills to Inspire Collaboration and Drive High-Impact Innovation.

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21-22 May 2024 - Sydney

About the

The Facilitation Design course is an experiential journey tailored to equip you with an arsenal of core skills and strategies to facilitate high-impact innovation initiatives, viewed through the lens of design thinking. This course provides a foundational understanding of the entire spectrum of facilitation in design thinking, spanning from assembling diverse, cross-disciplinary teams, traversing all stages of the double diamond framework, to delivering the final product, all while considering business objectives, project nature, and participant roles.

You will be thrust into interactive simulations that underscore the significance of visual, co-creative, and generative facilitation methods. These methods are particularly crucial for sustaining team engagement and motivation during remote facilitation. By the end of this course, you will be armed with the knowledge and practice needed to circumnavigate potential pitfalls of remote facilitation and confidently deliver a comprehensive, captivating, and high-impact experience.

Immerse yourself in immersive, real-world simulations that illuminate the importance of facilitation, a critical leadership skill, in fostering collaborative, energetic, and focused team engagement in an on-site setting.

Unleashing Collective Potential
Master the dynamics of team formation and lead various stages of a design thinking project, effectively tapping into and elevating the collective intelligence of the team.
Practical Facilitation Techniques
Acquire and apply diverse facilitation strategies that steer participatory decisionmaking during moments of divergence and convergence within the project.
Design and Conduct Interactive Workshops
Hone your creativity in designing and leading your own workshops, utilizing a personalized canvas that suits the unique requirements of each session.
Excellence in Face-to-Face Facilitation
Understand the intricacies and potential pitfalls of in-person facilitation, and prepare yourself to deliver a thoroughly engaging and influential experience.
course content

Learn how to prepare the ground for the start of facilitation, from training the teams to organising the agreements between the participants. Understand how the relationship between leadership through design and facilitation can help create an innovation environment in the companies.

Practice essential listening techniques to safely navigate in the ambiguity and chaos that precede innovation. How to go through the moments of disagreement using the appropriate tools and preparing the ground for collective construction.

Learn more about the use of visual thinking, storytelling and digital prototyping for the creation of engaging narratives in a real case from Echos. Learn techniques for collaboration and the generation of powerful ideas in the remote environment. Practice facilitation in the stages of ideation, prototyping and testing.

Work on the resolution of challenging cases and situations to expand your resource repertoire to achieve more inclusive facilitation. How do you deal with difficult people without getting into collision course? Learn more about how the elements used in learning experience design at Echos School of Design Thinking support facilitation for innovation.

Learn a feedback technique that focuses on the observation of facts and not on an impartial judgement. Practice everything you learned in the course by taking the lead of a group for a longer period of time and receive feedback from members and course facilitators.

Extension of the practice of facilitation in groups. Learn more about the challenges of facilitation in innovation projects with a real case from Echos. Get a playbook with the canvas used in the course, links, tools and complementary activities to equip your facilitation “utility belt”.

learn more about the facilitators

Juliana Proserpio

Echos Chief Designer Officer & Founder

Ricardo Ruffo

Echos CEO & Founder

$990 AUD
next cohorts

May 2024 - Sydney

21 May, 2pm - 5pm
22 May, 9am - 5pm

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