Design has transcended its traditional paradigms to become an indispensable strategic asset within forward-thinking and digitally-driven organizations.
Design Leadership Program is more than a training, it’s a journey toward elevating design’s influence throughout your organization, and establishing your manifested desirable design leadership. Explore the potential of design to drive cultural transformation, refine your approach to building design teams, and master the art of leading exceptional products and services.
Starting on February 26th 2024, the Design Leadership program runs live and online over the course of 10 weeks.
Gain global perspective on the strategies innovation leaders employ to foster clarity, champion design within their organizations, harness their teams’ full potential, and navigate projects to successful fruition until the last mile of design. This transformative experience offers profound insights, empowering you to steer cultural shifts, optimize team dynamics, and guide exceptional product and service outcomes.
Start by embracing your individual journey, transcending the old design paradigm and transitioning into the realm of executive design leadership.
Embark on a transformative journey with ‘Create Your Manifesto.’ In this workshop, you’ll craft your own personal manifesto, expressing your core values for life. You’ll design a unique user card, setting the stage for authentic self-expression. Define your agreements for this incredible journey and outline the questions you seek to answer. As you present your authentic self, you’ll connect with fellow students and get paired for virtual coffee sessions, fostering meaningful connections and inspiring growth.
Q: Can I pay for the Design Leadership Program on an installment plan?
A: Unfortunately at the moment we are only accepting payment in full.
Q: Are there discounts for teams?
A: Absolutely! We offer a progressive discount when enrolling a corporate team, starting at 3 people. We have had many teams go through our courses together with great success.
P: Quais são as condições de pagamento?
R: A Echos oferece algumas opções de pagamento. Você pode optar por pagar no boleto ou no PIX, ambas opções oferecem 10% de desconto. Outra opção é comprar direto pelo site da Echos usando seu cartão de crédito, parcelando em até 6x. Caso queira comprar por cartão de crédito com parcelamento em mais de 6x, a Echos criará um link através da plataforma Pagar-me, para pagamentos em até 12x. Escreva para nossa equipe e poderemos compartilhar mais detalhes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Why should I invest in the Design Leadership Program?
A: From the business perspective, the Design Leadership Program was designed to help participants be able to bring more value to the business they lead by taking more strategic decisions through the lenses of design. The participant will be also able to manage and grow teams, and help them perform better, enhance the quality of the design in the business, and operations, and evolve the design maturity within the organization. The program also aims to equip the participants to strengthen the organization business model, and bring more diversity, ethic, innovation to the design practice.
On a personal level, the Design Leadership Program was created to help designers become more confident in their practice and leadership and more experienced in facilitating and managing teams. The program aims to guide the participant in how to develop diverse teams, articulate the value of design to their internal team and key stakeholders. The Design Leadership Program is a leadership training, going through facilitation and articulation of design as a strategic asset.
Q: What are the learning outcomes I can expect after the end of the Design Leadership Program?
A: The learning outcomes we expect to be acquired after the completion of the program are:
– creating a future strategic vision for your company or product
– leading and growing design teams
– pushing creativity and innovation boundaries
– setting up a team practice and culture
– measuring the value of design
– shaping your organization through design ops
– creating better digital products
– articulating the value of design and navigating the C-suite
Q: What is the difference between Masterclass Only and Full tickets?
A: What does the track ‘Masterclass Only’ offer:
The Masterclass Only track offers access to the 10 masterclasses only, excluding the workshops. All masterclasses happen live, and you also have access to the echos online platform for 3 months, where you can watch the recorded classes and surf other materials supporting the experience. With this ticket you become part of the Echos Design Leadership community on Slack where we deepen the exchanges that happen in the live meetings.
What does the track ‘Full’ offer:
The Full track corresponds to the complete program, it combines the masterclasses, which are the inspirational aspect of the program, with practical exercises brought in the workshops, it includes 10 masterclasses and 10 workshops. All masterclasses happen live, and you also have access to the echos online platform for 6 months, where you can watch the recorded classes and surf other materials supporting the experience. You also become part of the Echos Design Leadership community on Slack where we deepen the exchanges that happen in the live meetings.
Q: Will we have direct contact to the experience facilitator?
A: Yes, all program experiences happen live, synchronous and remote, which allow direct contact with the workshop facilitator, or masterclass speakers.
Q: What is the weekly time commitment?
A: Masterclass Only: 2 hours a week for the masterclasses.
Full: 4 to 5 hours a week. 2 hours for masterclasses + 2.5 hours for workshops.
Q: How long do the meetings last?
A: Masterclasses: between 90 and 120 minutes.
Workshops: between 150 and 180 minutes.
Q: How is the interaction? Is there exchange among peers?
A: During the masterclasses there are designated moments for peers to interact with the global masterclass speaker through questions and answers.
The majority of the interaction between participants happens during the workshops. These workshops are 100% based in exchange. Almost all of them happen in groups of 2 or 3 people. Echos also allocates reflection moments, which are extremely important. These reflection moments can happen individually or in groups or pairs.
Q: What will happen if I miss a class?
A: All sessions are held live, but don’t worry as all classes will be recorded and easily accessible on echos online platform for you to catch up later. We strongly recommend that you watch the missed masterclass sessions prior to attending the workshop for a better understanding and applicability of the concepts, even if it is not mandatory.
Q: Which track gives me a certificate of completion? And which track corresponds to the program in full?
A: All tracks offer a participation certificate. The Full track corresponds to the complete program.
Q: Where will I be able to access the program materials during the journey?
A: The content will be available at Echos online platform, where we share videos, activities, support materials and other information. Each participant has a profile where you will be able to manage the content and the journey evolution. Parallel conversations started by Echos and participants also happen on Echos Design Leadership community on Slack.
Q: Will I be able to access the program materials after the journey?
A:For Masterclass Only you will be able to access the content on the same platform for 3 months after the end of the course.
For Full you will be able to access the content on the same platform for 6 months after the end of the course.
After this time frame your access will expire and you no longer be able to access the content. You will only have access to the content you already downloaded. It isn’t possible to download any video content.
Q: Can I download the content?
A:We will share different content for you to be inspired, to explore and jump in the design leadership world. Some of these materials will be available for download, some to be experienced only on the platform.
Q: How is the program structured?
A:The program happens in two allocated moments every week. On Mondays and on Wednesdays always at the same time (only one class for the whole group).
Q: Is it okay for me to enroll if I can’t make the live sessions?
A:For you to receive the certificate of completion of the program Echos will be considering both live attendance and asynchronous attendance, so you can navigate in the best way that fits your work and personal schedule.
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