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U.N. Mandated University for Peace

Human Centered Design

September 30th, 2017

AN INNOVATIVE WORKSHOP

Dr. Prabhjot Singh

Chair of the Department of Health System Design & Global Health, Mount Sinai

"We spend a lot of time designing the bridge, but not enough time thinking about the people who are crossing it. "

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Are you facing challenges that are not easily addressed through a conventional problem-solving approach either in your professional or personal life? Do you need to stimulate innovation in your organization? Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a creative approach to problem-solving that puts the needs of the end user at the heart of the process, creating empathy, teamwork and rationality. It is a mindset that gives you the confidence to take on challenges, and a logical process.


This intensive workshop will guide you through the methodology, combining theory with hands-on practical application in small groups. By the end of the seminar you will have practiced HCD with a real challenge you are facing and will also be prepared to apply the process back to your workplace or personal life.



WHY HCD MATTERS

This approach allows for:

  • Creation of solutions that resonate deeply with your audience
  • Increased engagement and growth
  • Space for innovation, driving less conventional ideas to the forefront
  • A strong sense of collaboration and team work
  • Opportunity to get routine and valuable feedback from your audience


MEET THE FACILITATOR

Mohit is the Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Prior to founding the Centre he served for four years as Education Programme Manager of the Earth Charter Initiative, an international nonprofit organization. He also spent three years in the private sector, at A.T. Kearney, an international management consulting firm based in USA, and three years as an educator in Ecuador. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, also taking two courses at Harvard Business School on how to start up, manage, and grow social enterprises. Mohit has chosen to focus his career on teaching the skills of social innovation and changemaking. He inspires participants at all levels to take creative risks, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, and to use their unique strengths to make a difference in the world.


COURSE LOGISTICS


WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from 9am - 5pm


WHERE: UPEACE campus, Ciudad Colón - El Rodeo Mora, Costa Rica.


COST: $245 **Enroll with a colleague and each will receive a 15% discount.