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WORKSHOP: Employee Learning Week | Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 2: Application)

  • 10 Dec 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual


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Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 2: Application)

Facilitated by Keith Keating

Thursday, December 10th, 2020 

Presented Virtually

9:30 - 11:00 am

You’ve probably heard about Design Thinking, whether you’ve read an article or watched an online video. But then what? How do you apply the principles and make an impact? How are companies actually applying Design Thinking or what business results come from it? Design Thinking is not just a trendy buzzword, but a proven and practical method to create human-centered solutions.

During this session, Keith Keating, Senior Director of Global Learning Strategies, shares a thorough look into the principles of Design Thinking in an easy-to-understand format. Using practical examples and stories, this session will provide participants with a solid foundational understanding of Design Thinking and ideas for ways it can be applied within L&D organizations. Keith has taken his theoretical Design Thinking education from MIT and brought it to life with Fortune 500 companies to help create learner-centric experiences, products, and processes. He will help participants jump-start their transformative journey from being a Design Thinking theoretical learner to a Design Thinking practitioner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the step-by-step practical application of design thinking stages within a global learning organization

  • Discover the best practices for each of the five phases in design thinking

  • Share five lessons learned from the case study

About Keith Keating

With a career spanning over 20 years in learning & development, Keith Keating holds a Masters Degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Keith has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Leadership Coaching, Operations Management, and Process Transformation.

More recently Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies.  Regardless of the role, at the heart of everything Keith does centers around problem solving.  He studied Design Thinking at MIT's Sloan School of Management and found Design Thinking was perfect tool to add to his problem solving "toolkit".  Since then, Keith has been utilizing Design Thinking to help clients tap into understanding and resolving unmet customer and future workforce needs.

We hope that you will join us!

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