WORKSHOP: Design Thinking 101

Friday, March 17, 2017 8:30 AM



This full day workshop is apart of the Strategic Professional Development program – 9 essential workshops on Innovation Methods, Effective Leadership and Communication on Purpose brought to you in partnership by AKIN ASIA, DSIL Global, Thammasat University School of Global Studies and the Centre for Executive Education at the UN University for Peace and Conflict Studies. Click here to view the full program.

Due to the remarkable success rate of design-led companies, ‘design’ has evolved beyond making objects to creating innovative services, experiences and solutions. Organisations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.

This method based approach is at the core of effective strategy development and organisational change that sets companies apart. In this workshop you will walk through the method with others. All of this can transfer and transform the way we lead, manage, create and innovate. This learning can be applied to systems, procedures, protocols, and customer/user experiences.

This workshop is open to men and women who want to develop their own skill sets and leverage their learning into actionNo previous experience is needed and all participants are welcome to bring a real-world project that they are working on!

The price below includes all workshop materials, coffee breaks and a fully catered lunch. For more information on the schedule of the day, click here. Note: p/ws = per workshop. *Prices not inclusive of 7% VAT tax.



Certified Full Workshop Program x9 01/03/2017 9,300THB (265USD) 83,700THB (2385USD)
Certified Workshop Program x6  17/05/2017 10,300THB (295USD) 61,800THB (1770USD)
Innovation / Communication / Leadership                   Workshop Track x3  01/03/2017 11,300 THB (325USD) 33,900THB (975USD)
Single Workshop Pass  10/03/2017 12,300THB (350USD) 12,300THB (350USD)




Courtney Savie Lawrence, Co-Founder, Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership – DSIL Global

Courtney Lawrence is based in Southeast Asia where she continues to build DSIL Global into an impact driven social innovation company- including capacity building consulting at D/O and the DSIL Course. She is Adjunct Faculty at Thammasat University, School of Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship and the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam for in-company programs. Her research focuses on the intersection of sustainable economic development, social enterprise and design thinking.  From 2006-2014 she served on the Executive Committee of the Swiss-based NGO, World YMCA. Previous to founding DSIL Course and teaching in Japan, she co-founded a US based social enterprise, worked with Ashoka in Washington, D.C. and has since facilitated trainings across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America. She is a Rotary Scholar and holds a Master’s in Sustainable Economic Development and Responsible Management from UPEACE, the UN Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies.






13443278_10103423354527148_4559622157427469877_oKaty Grennier, Co-Founder, Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership – DSIL Global

Katy Grennier has spent a successful career exploring how to co-create learning experiences that help people integrate that learning into their everyday actions and develop the mindset needed to mould it to their context. Out of the 15+ progressive programs she has designed with diverse teams, design thinking has always been at the centre. Katy graduated from the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, is a Rotary Peace Fellow, and is a fully qualified Berkeley Executive Coach. Her latest adventure is discovering the ropes of social enterprise as a co-founder of DSIL Global. She continues to experiment with meaningful ways to build capacity for social impact in South East Asia that incorporates all sectors. See more at