Design Thinking Workshop

8:00am Tuesday, 26 June 2018
12:00pm Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Short Courses/Workshops
The Mecure North Melbourne
Cnr Flemington Road And Harker St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051


Unlock your team’s creative potential.  Extend operational excellence with hands on design thinking using Lego serious play.   Design thinking is an essential process for companies who would like to lead the market through creativity and innovation. This model establishes the flow of knowledge and thinking, to solve problems and make strategic decisions.

As a manager in sales, manufacturing, learning and development, or a consultant have you ever wanted to find out more about how Lego Serious Play and Design Thinking could work for your team or organisation? Well this is your chance to test the experience and learn about the tools. It is a deep dive workshop, with a human centric approach to developing creative confidence for the individual and different possibilities for the organisation. You will learn how to create an environment for testing ideas and methodologies for building the right habits. Thinking faster and moving faster. This workshop also explores how this non-linear thinking integrates seamlessly with “lean” and “wellbeing strategies” to create functional and emotional meaning. This workshop will explore how to optimise both individual and team thinking through problem solving using hands on thinking. It will also review how the tools can be combined in different ways to run “sprints” and “hack-a-thons” as well as how it can be expanded into an “innovation lab."

What will attendees learn?

  • Methodology of design thinking
  • Using design thinking to innovate your continuous improvement journey
  • Team building
  • Unleashing creative thinking for accelerated innovation
  • Sharing ideas within the context of organisational strategy
  • Building a shared vision
  • Leadership development

Who should attend?

Large organisations, SMEs, entrepreneurs, facilitators, designers, HR professionals, project managers, coaches, consultants, branding professionals, and strategists can apply this methodology to implement this powerful process in the work they do. 


Barry McCarthy has a wealth of knowledge in the field of operational excellence. His career highlight includes his role as Capability Development Manager with Toyota Australia.  He has worked with the Manufacturing, Sales and Corporate Arms of Toyota Australia over the past 15 years. This has involved implementing Toyota global and local development and management systems. His work has focused on creating learning experiences to achieve business requirements. Prior to Toyota, Barry worked for nine years at Goodman Fielder as a Plant Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager. With the recent closure of automotive manufacturing in Australia, Barry is now sharing his unique experience and understanding with the broader community. 


$220 for ASCI Members
$270 for Non-members

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