Understand and embrace disruptive and organic change
as essential to growth, identify innovation opportunities and leverage design
thinking and a learning-based culture to drive the evolution of business.
Solve complex business challenges and promote industry leadership with a systematic approach to creativity. Learn a step-by-step process to find and execute solutions that improve profits, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Identify a human-centered problem that you would like to solve. Gather and identify important insights about the needs and wants of others, and use this information to identify the attributes of an ideal solution.
Bring the ideas you developed in Part I to action. Use brainstorming in a new and creative way to generate solutions to your challenge, and then take those raw ideas and synthesize them into important concepts and move from ideation to experimentation.
* Part I of the course is required in order to take Part II.
Learn to use five tools from the field of human-centered design to connect with your customers on a human level, to get beyond what they
and observe what they
This course highlights many facets of creating an innovative workplace. Through a panel of thought leaders, participants learn how to determine whether they are ready to lead, whether their team is ready to innovate, and how to harness the power of social networks to drive innovation.
Offered only between June-August each year, this 8-week course combines Design Thinking Parts I & II and may be taken in place of both courses.
Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.
University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Darden Executive Education
P.O. Box 7186
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7186 USA