Executive Education Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

Upcoming Dates

April 7, 2021 - April 8, 2021
Program Cost
Online Live
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Gain hands-on experience nurturing your creative potential while learning to innovate. Organizations increasingly look for innovative personnel to develop new products and services, but creating entirely new markets, delivery systems, and organizational processes and competencies.  Companies need executives who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR. 

Design thinking has emerged as a novel methodology for developing really innovative products, processes, strategies, and business models. This new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Its effectiveness is based on the clear focus on user needs and experiences, and the iterative experimentation to discover new solutions and opportunities. Become the innovative personnel organizations increasingly look for.

Design Thinking - Violina Rindova


• Become familiar with the logic of strategic innovation
• Understand the elements of the business model canvas and how they can be designed
• Learn and experience the practices of design thinking
• Appreciate the opportunities and challenges associated with applying design thinking in different organizational contexts

Executive Education Design Thinking Online

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This program will benefit all managers, directors, and executives who are responsible for formulating or driving corporate strategy. This program is ideal for business professionals responsible for tackling strategic challenges, driving growth, diversifying their offerings, and implementing systems for innovation as well as leaders who seek deep collaboration across multidisciplinary, diverse teams.


“Overall it was a fantastic experience. The combination of strategic discussions and applied learning was perfect. The best part - you leave the program with tangible learnings you can apply immediately. I would highly recommend this to other executives looking to deepen their knowledge on strategic innovation.” – Managing Partner, Arctos Ventures

“I highly recommend this program for all leadership or executives in any company which requires a shift their value-proposition for business sustainability.” - Chairman and CEO, Pioneer North America Inc.

“This program provided a practical approach to current and future business challenges in the space of strategy and design thinking.” – Sr. Vice President, Harris & Associates, Inc.

”Take this program. You will gain an excellent collection of tools including application practices that are both fun and useful.” – Managing Partner, CFOrganizers


Violina Rindova, Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business  

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Prof Violina Rindova

Teaching Method

Live, Online:   This program will take place on Zoom LIVE, synchronous modules that include small group breakout sessions and discussions, as well as experiential exercises. This course is highly interactive using polling, breakout discussions, and experiential exercises. This version allows for instant question and answer sessions for immediate clarification. 


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