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Wed, Oct 30



Design Thinking - Bring your own wicked business problem (In Person Workshop)

BYOPW! Bring Your own Problem to Workshop. A full day of experiential learning workshop to learn how you can apply Design Thinking to your real complex problem and try solving it using Human Centered Design

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Design Thinking  - Bring your own wicked business problem (In Person Workshop)
Design Thinking  - Bring your own wicked business problem (In Person Workshop)

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada

About the Event

Harness the power of creativity and innovation for solving complex wicked business problems. Get your creative confidence to get your board, investors, executives and teams aligned not only on the problem but working creatively, analytically and collaboratively to solve them. In this workshop, we have demystified the art of problem solving that is deeply human centered. Borrowing fundamentals from first principles, behavioral science, strategy, systems thinking and product management, learn the tools to solve problems from product development, innovation, building differentiation, rebuilding business models, market expansion, customer retention among others. Learn the superpowers that enables you to get your creative confidence and solve your own wicked problems in a highly hands on workshop!

Design Thinking is one of the flavors or variants of broader Human Centered Design umbrella of frameworks. Codified and hugely popularized by the great minds at IDEO and Stanford’s d.School, Design Thinking provides us with yet another extremely powerful toolkit to solve “wicked business problems”.

Design Thinking has ben found to be extremely effective for teams looking to innovate and see or find options that were not obvious. It teaches us what to look for in terms of subtle and unarticulated needs and provides the needed structure for those that are analytical by nature and looking to solve problems creatively.

Wicked Problems are their own beast. And NO, we are not referring to wizards, witches and broomsticks ☺. Wicked Problems are packed with uncertainty, unknowns and constantly change so what we might know very quickly becomes old or irrelevant. These are problems in our businesses and societies at large that are not linear and their definition itself is convoluted; if at all they can be defined accurately.

What is unique about this workshop is that, rather than using my case study, as participants you bring your own wicked problems. Apply what you learn in the workshop to start solving your own wicked business problem. And yes, we get asked a lot but the answer is a big NO – You do not need to be a designer to learn and apply human centered design in your life and work. We even use it at home to spark curiosity with our 5 year old and as a family to have without resorting to gadgets and technology ☺

Who is this workshop for:

Startup CEOs, product and growth leaders in companies who desire to reignite innovation in their teams. This workshop builds on existing skills and amplifies them with superpowers for solving your wicked business problems in a creative and fun way.

What you will learn:

This workshop provides more breadth and depth than the hour long format and goes in much more detail on the following:

  • Core fundamentals
  • Tools & Practices
  • Templates & Worksheets
  • Apply Design Thinking to your own Wicked Problem


• Full Day


  • In person
  • Interactive
  • Activity based

How will I pay?

This program will qualify as career development and participants should be able to use their training budget to support this. Please discuss with your employer.

Benefit & Takeaways:

With this hands on introductory workshop, we have found over the years that it has enabled individuals and teams to unlock the power of:

  • Observation
  • Visualization
  • Collaboration
  • Feedback
  • Iteration

In order to:

  • Clearly state your beliefs
  • Share your ideas
  • Document feedback
  • Guide conversations
  • Improve impact

And discover:

  • What people care about
  • How you can deliver it
  • Where it fits in your work


  • General

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  • Startups (< =5 employees)

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  • Business (<= 30 employees)

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