Design Thinking Certification Program

Design Thinking is happening and trending subject globally, great investment on your profile in this disrupted world. 

“Innovation is a journey, not a destination, When we stop innovation, we will lose our presence, lose presence of our Function / Dept effectiveness and eventually become a Mediocre”. Global WFM Design Thinking LAB 

About Our Course

Design Thinking and experience is a structured methodology used by designers to develop and deliver products, services and experiences that addresses complex latent needs of humans. The uniqueness of this method comes from its ability to identify the problem and then proceed to developing solutions. The primary tools of design thinking are empathy, prototype and storytelling.

Introductory Video About The Course

Programme Overview:

The Design Thinking practitioner’s workshop programme designed by the Business Excellence – Technology practice of GWFM in India is a three-day extensive Certification. The workshop aims at familiarising participants with the methodology and tools of design thinking. The Certification will also aim to help participants utilise tools effectively and help them deploy the Design Thinking process to conceive new products and services.

Course Objective:

  • To be able to apply the Design Thinking concept.
  • To work in a team to visualize and design a possible new product or service and assess the market,business and technical merits of that concept.
  • To learn to listen to the voice of a customer (VOC) and empathise with them.
  • To evaluate the financial visibility of a new product or services
  • To be able to assess risks in design assignments.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for middle level and middle managements professionals and can be attended by professionals from across sectors, domains and industries.

Potential participants Include

  • Research and development leaders and managers
  • Project leads and managers
  • Agile coaches
  • HR Proffesionals
  • Business continuity professionals
  • Business analytics
  • WFM professionals
  • Design and innovation enthusiasts
  • Design and innovation practitioners.

Evaluation Process and Certification

The progress of each individual is monitored by our instructors through multiple components such as case studies, quizzes, class participation etc.

Minimum requirements to complete the course are as follows:

  • Attend the three-day practitioners workshop
  • Finish all aspects of the workshop and submit the group project within the stipulated time
  • Participants will be awarded with a certification of competition by GWFM in India
  • Certificates will be issued within 30days of successful completion of the course.

Programme Details


  • In virtual class – 2 to 3 days and one month of project 
  • For home study – approximately two hours per day
  • Number of 15 participants to attend
  • Program followed by one real time design thinking project and assessment 

Course method and Tools

A few of the instructor facilitated methods and tools which would be used as appropriate include:

  • Pre-reading
  • Case studies
  • Individual assignments 
  • Group assignments Spot quizzes 
  • DT Project
  • Warm ups – Activate your wits
  • Videos
  • Role plays 

Key Topics covered

Curriculum (Module wise)


Design thinking strategy and capability





Design for services


The GWFM has been a driving force that has launched in social media spotlight gaining large scale knowledge platform on Global Workforce Analytics, Design Thinking, HR Analytics, Speakers Club and various other masterclasses through a broad spectrum in sharing Return on Experience (REX). Highest Standard Innovative World Class Forum.

Srikanth Sundaram -


Congratulations Team@GWFM for emerging as a successful organization and uniting both HR professionals and Business Leaders on a single platform to share and learn the practical approaches to manage various critical and relevant HR and Business issues within the industry. GWFM is thus enhancing the professional development, by sharing information and experiences and thus fostering fellowship amongst HR practitioners and Business Leaders.

Dr. Deepak Deshpande -


I have seen GWFM from its formative years & its objective to be the only WFM forum in the world to share ideas & curate content for the industry. Today they have reached a pre-eminent position & I know that with the passion & vision, notwithstanding the commitment that Partho & Shiva brings, this forum will go a long way in enhancing & enriching the human potential. Congrats!

Augustus Azariah -

Director HR IBM

The GWFM TEAM is spearheading stellar efforts to build, sustain & share THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP amongst the professional community. The sheer commitment, passion, and reach are commendable. Being part of their strategic team and planning and leading interventions in the leadership development space have been a joy and an honour. Weaving together a community of HCM professionals, Partho and Shivakumar have done a fantastic job. I am sure in due course GWFM will ensure scale and impact, for the good of all professionals. Here s wishing GWFM, a stupendous success.

Dr. Pramod Sadarjoshi -

Sr. Director Oracle

Learning Model for the participants

  • Virtual class room learning
  • Visit and revisit failure and success stories
  • Nine Business Cases  deep diving (AIR BNB, Apple, Titan, Walmart, Big Basket, Swiggy, Accenture, IBM, Godrej).
  • Team based activity project.
  • Design thinking project building
  • Business case building
  • Apply the real design thinking strategy to solve the business problem

8 Principles Of Design Thinking

  1. Start with why
  2. Make it feasible 
  3. Expect success
  4. Make it matter
  5. Make it credible
  6. Tell a story
  7. Optimize results through “Black Box Thinking”
  8. Build out of the Box Thinking
  9. Think there is No box

Our Upcoming Events


WFM National Conclave

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has
12:00am to 11:59pm


Inquire for price

Level: Advanced

Classroom Sessions / Online 

Send us a Message

Curriculum is empty


User Avatar Global WFM

Course Features

  • Duration 30 day
  • Max Students 1000
  • Assessments Self