Design Thinking Facilitation Deep Dive is a train-the-trainer workshop for 30 USC faculty and staff, addressing collaborative, creative problem solving. Following two days of interactive classes on human-centered design, attendees directly apply what they’ve learned as co-facilitators of The Great Gamecock Design Challenge where they are joined by 50 additional collaborators and compete for a $20,000 top prize of project support. During the final session, attendees map a professional design challenge for an upcoming project related to teaching, research, service, or an academic unit.
Throughout this experience, participants examine strategies for:
- Transforming complex problem solving in career and life
- Cultivating more collaborative environments
- Generating more creative solutions
- Committing to ideas
- Becoming a great facilitator (and how that differs from teaching)
- Building buy in
- Dealing with difficult personalities
- Keeping meetings focused
- Catalyzing a more innovative culture across campus over the long-term
- Designing a personal design challenge
As a bonus, participants completing this training eligible to apply for a $1000 CTE innovation grant to run their own design challenge.
Design Thinking Facilitation Deep Dive is one of two interlocking May 2018 events that kicks of USCreativity, a yearlong showcase of creative and innovative activity from across our campus and community.
When: May 14-18, 2018
M/Tu (8:30-5:30): Facilitation training
W/Th (8:30-6:30): Co-facilitate The Great Gamecock Design Challenge
F (8:30-4:30): Map your own design challenge
Who: Nominated faculty/staff representing a diversity of areas
Cost: Free to accepted participants
Apply: Complete application form below by March 8, 2018 (please note: you do not need to apply separately for The Great Gamecock Design Challenge)
Acceptance: Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by March 19, 2018