Course Overview

In today’s world, the ability to innovate and to adapt to change is critical for any organization. Clinging to the status quo is a fast track to obsolescence. New products, services, and processes may be the answer, but which ones? And for which audiences?

Design Thinking can help leaders navigate turbulent waters by equipping them, and their people, with the tools to create non-obvious solutions and make ‘smart bets’ with increasingly limited resources.

Design, long thought of as a discipline focused on how products look and feel, has evolved to a mindset that informs and influences all aspects of an organization. Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi puts it this way: “Design leads to innovation and innovation demands design.”

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Sep 30, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
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Registration Fee non-credit $1,995.00 or $500.00 deposit

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Learn how to apply the principles and practices of Human Centered Design to your organization through the UNC Charlotte eight-evening, hands on Design Thinking Certificate: A Human-Centered Approach to Innovation.

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Forward Faster By Design Breakfast Series

Interested in learning more? Forward Faster By Design Breakfast Series is a monthly series where we’ll take a look at how design thinking is sparking innovation across a wide range of industries, including government and non-profits, and throughout organizations, from Sales and Marketing to Human Resources to Corporate Strategy.


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