About this program

Use the power of Design Thinking for leadership and coaching.

As a powerful innovation tool, Design Thinking has helped create some of the world’s most successful products, services, and businesses. After years of research and testing, we found a way to use Design Thinking for leadership, talent development, and coaching, and have condensed it into a new framework: Designing Talent. We developed this program to certify leaders, HR-professionals, coaches, mentors, teachers, and consultants and enable them to work with our approach. You will have even more impact, excel in your careers and add immense value to your work.

Get ready for an invaluable Learning Journey

In this program, we take our participants on a personal learning journey over four months, giving them time to reflect, get maximum practical experience, and a deep understanding of a state-of-the-art Design Thinking based leadership and coaching framework.
Two participants of the Munich 2018 batch.

Audience

Leaders and entrepreneurs who want to hone their learning and leadership skills, use new coaching tools and assessments for daily challenges and team issues, or want to rethink their current talent development strategy
HR professionals who want to establish a high-growth problem-solving and performance culture
Coaches, consultants, teachers, and mentors who want to add a new and highly effective talent development framework to their existing approaches and help their clients, mentees, or students become the best they can be.

“Unlocking my people´s full potential“

Felix Eichler Cofounder and CTO, Userlane / Forbes 30 Under 30

"A modern workplace requires a modern approach to talent and lifelong learning. The Designing Talent Program and the many practical tools it provided helped me implement this in my company."

Your benefits

  • Acquire the most important skill in the 21st century: learning and helping others learn

  • Apply the latest science in learning to your one-on-one talent development or coaching sessions

  • Get acquainted with ACE: a simple, yet profound process for learning and problem-solving

  • Learn how to use visual tools, brainstorming templates, and team exercises to jumpstart engagement

  • Gain new insights on topics such as nurturing a learner´s mindset, motivation, and preferences

  • Create value and fun

  • Expand your network and accelerate your career

“Getting my team to buy in“

Geetanjali Moorjani, Global Human Resources Leader at Rangam Consultants Inc.

"The Program made a huge impact on my life and my career, especially when the Covid crisis came about. We had to get all of our employees and offices working offsite – but remote was not something that we had been doing. I immediately went to the Designing Talent tools, I knew they would help with the structuring and prioritization of the many challenges and changes we were facing every day. Getting my people to buy in and giving them the options to really analyze what they're dealing with worked. We managed to move cohesively towards that same common goal without any disconnect."

Format

8 modules over the course of four months, consisting of short lectures, team exercises, breakout groups, fish-bowl coachings, i.e. two 2.5-hour sessions per month
• Exercises and application in learning teams between sessions
Assessments to hone coaching and leadership skills and use our strengths to our fullest potential
Ongoing application
Feedback and peer supervision
• Access to a custom learning platform with reading recommendations, tools, exercises
Coaching supervision

Dates

March-June 2022
Session 1: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
September-December 2022
Session 1: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
You will get all the dates and links (Zoom) prior to the program.

What people say about this program

“When signing up I had already been exposed to the Design Thinking methodology and been really impressed with it. My biggest takeaway is the key to being able to pass the skills I’ve learned onto the clients and colleagues I am working with. Often in coaching courses it’s about enabling the coach to create the conditions for a client to move forward but not always about helping the client to build methods and techniques that are tangible and can be applied in settings without the coach. The simple yet effective tools allow them to be applied across a variety of settings.”

Nicola Johnson, Head Of Commercial at Talking Medicines

“My co-founder and I were fortunate to take part in this program together. For us, it was beneficial to become even more effective as a team. One things stands out: the ACE Process. It has become a powerful standard process to solve complex challenges, both big and small. Whether it is a challenge which we are facing internally or a problem we want to solve with our customers, it is always a great tool. From an operational or strategic point of view, this is one of the most valuable takeaways. ”

Tushaar Bhatt, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Convaise

“The program is not only about being a certified Designing Talent Coach or Talent Developer afterwards, it's so much more: You get many great tools and insights into ways of communicating and different types of personalities. These experiences have a great impact on our day-to-day work and life! For example, to help our ”talent” (direct report, colleague, or team) develop, we need to be open, ask questions, and listen carefully to come to a joint understanding of their challenge. Thinking outside the box and allowing crazy ideas can lead to new thoughts and is great fun!”

Eva Findelsberger and Susanne Hofer, HR Experts at Roland Berger

FAQ

  • Who exactly is this program for?

    This program is for

    a) executives who want to hone their learning and leadership skills, use new coaching tools and assessments for daily challenges and team issues, or want to rethink their current talent development strategy,

    b) HR professionals who want to establish a high-growth problem-solving and performance culture,

    c) coaches, consultants, teachers, and mentors who want to add a new and highly effective talent development framework to their existing approaches and help their clients, mentees, or students become the best they can be.

  • Are any assessments included?

    To learn and work with the Designing Talent approach, you are invited to take the "You at Your Best" Assessment. This will help you identify your key learning strengths and your learning opportunities.

  • What organizations work with the Designing Talent Framework?

    The Designing Talent Framework is applied in global corporations, high-growth companies, start-ups, accelerators, leading business schools, schools, and family businesses.

  • What is the ACE Process?

    Especially in fast-changing times like these, we often don't know how to approach and find answers to individual, team, or company challenges. What's needed is a simple, yet reliable process for finding the best solution in any context. That is why we created ACE. ACE is a Design Thinking-based process with three phases:
    1. Address and Assess
    2. Create and Choose
    3. Execute and Evaluate.
    It is the key to effective problem-solving, performance improvement, and learning. We will be "ACE-ing" all kinds of challenges throughout the program. You will love working with it!

  • How will I get certified?

    In the last module, Module 8, you will take a short test (which we will prepare you for) and give a short "final presentation" with your learning team. You will then get your Certificate of Completion and your "Letter of Achievement".

Fees

The regular fee for the Designing Talent Certification Program is
EUR 3800 (plus VAT)/ USD 4300 (Scholarships available.)

For further questions, to apply, or to inquire about scholarships, please contact
Verena Lauffs, verena.lauffs@autoris.com .

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