Please note, this is not an open program and is reserved to current participants of the HPI Certification Program for Design Thinking Coaches. For more information about this program, please click here.
Participants in the Certification Program complete 20 days of training spread over approximately one year. Everyone participates in the three core training modules together, which take place on campus. The practice and transfer parts of the curriculum are then tailored to the personal interests, needs and availabilities of each participant.
Goals of the certification program
The training part of the program consists of three core modules: one twoday Design Thinking Deep Dive workshop, and two three-day workshops, Train the Trainer 1: Coaching a Team and Train the Trainer 2: Coaching in Context. This forms the foundation of the program and all participants must attend all three modules.
The Certification Program runs for approximately 12 months and is divided into the following modules:
A quick look at the advantages of the certification program:
Who is the intended audience of the certification program?
The program is aimed primarily at experienced Design Thinkers. In addition, coaching and / or teaching experience is helpful. The program thus targets the following groups:
Julian Fuchs is a Program Lead Corporate Innovation at the HPI Academy and has been in the Certification Program team since October 2017. In addition to the Certification Program he is also working as a design thinking coach in other HPI Academy formats, such as the leadership program in partnership with the ESMT, or helping to build up the new D-School at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago de Chile. He has a background in political and communication sciences and when he is not coaching he likes to ride his fixed-gear bike and obsess about coffee.
With a background in Design and Social Science from the Bauhaus University and the School of Art Belfast, Carolin worked in several Design Research projects at Universities in Berlin, Jerusalem and Tokyo. Therefore, she researched about the designer’s creativity and transformation processes in New Work. After graduating from the HPI D.School in Potsdam, she is working since 2016 as a Design Thinking Coach at the HPI in divers formats and joined the Certification Program Lead Team in 2019. Carolin is passionate about exploring and applying the creative process in all different ways, also by building her own furniture in the wood workshop.
Samuel Tschepe has a background in education and lifelong learning and has worked in different roles at the HPI since 2012. Today, he co-runs the Certification Program and is part of the HPI D-School teaching team. Over the years, he has facilitated and coached many innovation workshops and projects all over the world. He is passionate about using design thinking to enable people to become confident and creative designers of the future. Besides his academic background, he also draws from his experience in improvisation theatre, sport and music to inspire his work.
As project manager at HPI Academy, Julia Oberhofer is the first point of contact for our customers. She advises on different workshop formats and helps companies and individuals to take the first steps on their Design Thinking Journey. Before starting at HPI Academy and supporting HPI’s COO since 2013, Julia was involved in developing a study program at a private university in Berlin. Her background is in Political Science. While working on an international research project, giving lectures at university and at the same time writing on her doctoral dissertation, she learned all about the challenges of managing complexity at first hand.
For more information on the online course please contact Julia at Julia.Oberhofer@hpi-academy.de
The HPI Academy is the continuing education arm of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) at the University of Potsdam. HPI was established by Hasso Plattner to realize his vision of a university for the future. HPI teaches and conducts research in IT systems engineering, digital health, entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. The HPI Academy makes this knowledge available to professionals already in the workplace. HPI Academy clients benefit from an unmistakable combination of research and teaching on future-oriented topics and practical experience from a wealth of corporate projects. HPI Academy's offerings range from workshops on various aspects of Design Thinking, agile methods, and digital transformation, accompanying innovation and change processes, and digital product development. You can find more information on our services here: https://hpi-academy.de/en/index.html