Design thinking for School Leaders


Course Description:

The Design Thinking for School Leaders course is designed to help educational leaders develop a design-thinking mindset and use it to drive innovation in their schools. Participants will learn how to use design thinking principles and tools to solve complex problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and promote a culture of innovation and collaboration. The course covers a range of topics, including empathy, ideation, prototyping, testing, and iteration.

Key Learning Objectives:

Understand the principles and challenges of design thinking in education.
Learn how to use design thinking to identify opportunities for improvement and solve complex problems.
Develop empathy for stakeholders through active listening and observation.
Generate creative ideas and solutions through collaborative ideation and brainstorming.
Prototype and test solutions to validate assumptions and refine ideas.
Iterate and improve solutions based on feedback and evaluation.
Develop strategies for promoting a culture of innovation and collaboration in educational organizations.
Gain hands-on experience with design thinking through guided exercises and real-world examples.


Who Should Take This Course:

This course is suitable for school administrators, teachers, and other education leaders who want to develop a design-thinking mindset and use it to drive innovation in their schools. It is particularly useful for leaders who want to transform their schools into hubs of innovation and collaboration, where all stakeholders are involved in identifying and solving complex problems.

Delivery Format:

In-person or online.


Course Duration:

The course is designed to be completed within 4-6 weeks, depending on the pace of learning and level of engagement. Participants can work through the modules at their own pace and schedule but are encouraged to complete the course within the recommended time frame to maximize their learning outcomes.

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