“The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking.”
Organisations today use the power of collective intelligence to leverage their potential for generating innovative ideas.
However, team success does not depend merely on engaged and invested participants. Numerous variables have the capacity of “jamming” the collaborative process, for example, concrete things such as physical space can be an impeachment, as well as subtle things such as behavioural traits, people’s backgrounds, etc.
In this context, the mediation of a skilled facilitator can make the process less stressful and more efficient for everyone involved. Facilitators also help to keep discussions focused and to best deal with emerging conflicts.
The course Facilitation Experience will teach the participant the pillar skills of facilitation making use of theory, opportunities to practice the skills and constant evaluations.
Participants will leave this course fully capacitated to mediate groups in the process of building creative solutions innovatively based on Design Thinking.
Tailored especially for people have completed the Design Thinking Experience course or the Design Thinking Specialisation course, this course teaches participants how to navigate the “deep end” by emulating extreme situations that often take place in real facilitation scenarios. This acquired skill will allow participants to learn concepts and tools at an accelerated pace.
What You Will Learn
To mediate and facilitate innovation processes
To facilitate decision-making in groups using techniques, tools and exercises
How to create a dynamic and inclusive participation environment
How "adult learning" happens and the impact it has on teamwork
The facilitator's different roles and responsibilities, and how to switch roles throughout the process
How to practice active listening
To instigate insights and reflection within the group
The role chaos play in innovation
How to provide appropriate feedback
How to identify and deal with challenging personalities
How You Will Feel
Motivated to share and apply your learnings
That you are an "agent of change"
That collaboration is extremely important: collectively we are smarter than individually
Empowered to build business models based on experimentation
What This Course Covers
The facilitator's role
The fundamentals of facilitating
The dynamics of group-deciding
The principles of andragogy (adult learning)
What, when and how to provide appropriate feedback
The stages of design thinking and the facilitator's personas
Handling challenging personalities
Who Is This Course Ideal For?
For someone who wants to learn group facilitation techniques for innovation projects
For professionals that wish to be equipped with facilitation techniques for innovation projects in order to guide groups of people in creative solution building while developing communication skills
Prerequisite: This course is tailored to suit people that have concluded the Design Thinking Experience and/or Design Thinking Immersion courses
Ground floor (just behind the lift)
1st O’Connell St, Sydney
As an innovation expert and entrepreneur, Ruffo is a founding partner of various initiatives.
The best known of these is Echos in Brazil, an innovation lab that aims to create a social value in the country through business and innovation. Offering through its business units: School of Design Thinking – a school that puts innovation in practice, and Design Echos – innovation consultancy that creates projects that impact a wide range of sectors and companies.
He is a consultant and speaker on topics like innovation, entrepreneurship, business design, and growth hacking. Specialist in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with extensions in renowned schools like MIT and Berkeley in the United States. Also expert in Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts and Design Thinking by HPI – d.school in Germany.
Juliana is the co-founder of Echos, an Innovation Lab, that is the mother company to the School of Design Thinking – a school that puts innovation in practice – and Echos Innovation Projects – a consultancy for service, business and systemic design. Over the last seven years, Juliana has worked to develop an innovation ecosystem in Australia and Brazil to foster the design of desirable futures and design thinking.
She has more than 10.000 hours working closely with clients on facilitation design, leading a diverse range of projects in industries such as healthcare, finance, education, retail, technology and consumer goods.
Juliana speaks on the power of design to create desirable futures. She spoke at events such as the Global Innovation Summit in San Jose, California, TEDxMaua in Sao Paulo, Brazil, What Design Can Do and the Sydney Design Festival. Juliana has been a judge at the first William Drenttel Award for Excellence in Design since 2015.
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