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Feb 2021

Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving & Strategic Innovation Masterclass (LIVE Stream)

Course Information

Start Date25 Feb 2021, Thursday
End Date25 Feb 2021, Thursday
Time09:30 am to 12:30 pm
VenueOnline LIVE Stream via Zoom
Fee$350 (Excluding GST) Inclusive of e-materials and e-certificate
Contact6720 3333 (Ms Rina) training.aventis@gmail.com
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In this interactive livestream, participants will be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and work on a pre-determined, Singapore-centric Challenge Statement

Design Thinking is the Solution for Businesses to Survive this Crisis

In this post-pandemic world, innovation has never been more important than it is now. Innovative companies are not just surviving the crisis but thriving during the crisis, while companies who have been slow to adapt have suffered in the waves of change.

It comes at no surprise that some of the world’s leading brands (Apple, Google, Tesla, Alibaba Samsung and GE) have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach, integrating creative problem solving, technology adoption and future proofing to propel their business forward. Design Thinking is also being taught at leading universities around the world, including Stanford, Harvard and MIT.

The key aim of Design Thinking is to provide a proven systematic approach to transform your organization’s approaches to business issues and coming up with innovative strategies that are both workable and productive.

Receive Personal Coaching From MIT Certified Design Thinking Master Trainer

In this half-day public workshop, we will work through the Design Thinking Framework, learn case studies from the world’s most innovative companies, and brainstorm together on a real-life Challenge Statement. This will be a very interactive virtual webinar, using breakout rooms, Digital Whiteboards, polls, quizzes and more.

This workshop will be trained by one of Asia’s most sought-after Innovation trainers, Mark Stuart, who has helped organisations find the most creative and viable ideas, through ideathons, Innovation Challenges and interactive Innovation workshops. Many of the ideas generated from Mark’s workshops have become successful real-life apps, products and services.

Learning Objectives: Gain Practical Solutions to Overcome Business Challenges Instantly
  • Master the concept & application of Design Thinking for your business
  • Learn to mitigate common problems faced during Design Thinking implementation
  • Relate to successful case studies of Design Thinking implementation in Singapore
Who should attend?

This Masterclass is ideal for

  • Decision makers from any industry who want to improve their organization’s capacity to formulate and implement innovative strategies, as well as for entrepreneurs and startup business leaders launching new offerings.
  • Executives or Senior officers seeking tools and techniques for maximizing innovation and entrepreneurship within a business environment
  • Professionals involve in business development, consulting, business strategy, marketing and sales seeking tools and frameworks to capture and deliver on those ideas

In this interactive livestream, participants will be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and work on a pre-determined, Singapore-centric Challenge Statement

Raving Testimonials

“Many helpful tools, having filled in examples of tools for example the Empathy Map and User Process Experience”

Senior Director, Government Agency

“Interactive activities with lots of discussion, conceptualisation, prototypying and generation of ideas.”

Senior Manager, Media MNC

“Trainer was engaging, clarified doubts and very knowledgeable”

Vice President, International Investment Bank

Mark Stuart, MIT Certified Design Thinking & Innovation Trainer

Certified Virtual Presenter

Certified Speaking Professional Member of Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore (top 15% of global speakers)

Certified in Design Thinking & Innovation by MIT
Professional Member of Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore

Group Representative – British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Entrepreneur & Small Business Committee

Mark is a sought-after international speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach and works with over 220+ MNCs, government agencies, and universities in Innovation, Leadership and Soft Skills.

Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – one of only 15% of speakers globally with this qualification – the speaking profession’s highest earned designation, based on revenue, bookings and performance. Mark is one of a handful of speakers/trainers in Singapore with this accreditation.

As of June 2020, Mark is also a Certified Virtual Presenter – one of the first few speakers/trainers located in Asia who has been accredited to run virtual presentations, speeches and virtual training.

Mark is also the recipient of the ‘Future of Work’ award at the 19th Annual Business Awards from the British High Commissioner to Singapore, Scott Wightman and Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Minister of Trade & Industry. Prior to training, Mark had 15 years of international management and investment banking experience in the UK, Australia and Asia for Morgan Stanley, Schroders, Goldman Sachs, Abbey National and Salomon Brothers.  In these roles, he was a Global and Regional department director, and managed teams from Singapore, China, India and Japan.  Mark designs and delivers Anagram’s soft-skills, leadership, management, and new graduate training courses for banks and MNCs in Asia. He is also an Executive Coach for business leaders in Asia. Mark has led large award-winning international teams across 3 continents. This exposure has allowed him to see first-hand what works and what doesn’t in a multicultural workplace.  His experience leading rapid growth and extensive change gave him invaluable experience in building teams and increasing employee engagement. 

Mark’s training methods are highly interactive and focus on strategies and personal goals that can be implemented in the workplace immediately, delivering instant return on investment. Mark graduated from the University of Surrey with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Computing. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, travelling and current affairs. He is also a CSP member of the prestigious Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore and the Singapore Human Resources Institute

Workshop Outline

Intro to Design Thinking

  • Innovation in Singapore and across Asia – what’s holding us back?
  • Why is there a sudden need for design thinking and does it actually work?
  • Common problems faced trying to implement design thinking
  • Case studies of successful design thinking implementation in Singapore  

Applying the Design Thinking Framework

  • Empathise: Who are your end clients and what are their needs? How to design and carry out interviews to create an Empathy Map
  • Define: Define what the user requirements are and create a problem statement. Generate insights and How Might We questions to narrow down areas to ideate.
  • Ideate: Brainstorm and ideate ideas to solve the identified problem. Apply brainstorming and voting techniques to come up with the most innovative solution to your problem statement.


Participants to Present Ideas to Group
Participants to present their ideas to the group virtually


Wrap Up

Presentation of ideas generated during the workshop