We live in an interconnected world where the old answers don’t seem to apply, where even successful businesses need to embrace radical change, where global challenges demand collaboration and innovation on a new scale, where choices seem overwhelming. Now more than ever, we need to be flexible, nonlinear, and ready for change. And that’s where design thinking and strategic foresight can make the difference.
This program arises out of the outstanding achievements of Stanford’s design community in developing human-centered skill sets and toolkits that anyone can adopt. It will introduce design thinking and strategic foresight, and explain how they can generate innovative solutions to challenges we face in our businesses, organizations, and teams.
The program will answer questions like: How do we foster a lasting culture of innovation in our business or organization? How do we generate more ideas that we can act on across our groups? How do we build a leadership team that is smart about innovation? How do we model our competitive landscape as it reaches into the future? How do we pick the right idea to develop? How should we understand who is our future customers? The program will be delivered via interactive video conference. Participants in Hong Kong will be able to share their thoughts with participants in Stanford.Participants will receive a certificate from Stanford Continuing Studies upon completion of the program.