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Innovation with Design Thinking

Delivered by Executive Education


Learn how to apply Design Thinking methodology to address your business's challenges.  

Organisations face many challenges in an increasingly dynamic and volatile landscape, including cut-throat competition, surging costs, and tight budgets. To survive, organisations need to adapt and reimagine their business models through innovation.   

This interactive course will equip you with high-quality, cost-effective techniques to solve complex challenges, seize new opportunities, and expand your service offerings. You’ll address a real-life organisational problem using Design Lab – an approach to creative problem-solving popularised by IDEO, Google and IBM – plus you’ll receive a one-hour post-course individual coaching session to follow up on how you’re applying what you have learnt.  

Through the application of design-led methods, this course allows professionals and teams to resolve corporate challenges and create opportunities for success.  

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
in-person, classroom
1–2 June 2023
9am–5pm (GMT+10) Brisbane time
UQ Brisbane City

Who should attend

Anyone seeking to lead their organisation in adapting to challenges and reimagining opportunities for growth, including:  

  • Business owners  
  • Executives  
  • Managers  
  • Other professionals.  

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. 

What you'll learn

  • Apply Design Thinking to solve organisational problems and gain a competitive advantage.  
  • Understand how to improve customer satisfaction and diversify your revenue streams.    
  • Develop techniques to plan, set up and lead a design-led project in your organisation.  
  • Discover opportunities for growth by connecting and collaborating with peers across industries.   


There are no mandatory assessments. However, we encourage you to do some reading before the course, and further reading and exercises to enhance your learning.

Certification and accreditation

Showcase your capabilities with a Digital Badge that verifies your skills and achievements.


Dr Ivano Bongiovanni, Lecturer in Infosec, Governance and Leaders, UQ School of Business
Dr Ivano Bongiovanni
Lecturer in Information Security, Governance & Leaders, UQ School of Business

Acquire the tools and techniques to turn your organisation’s weaknesses and uncertainty into strengths and confidence.

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni 


Applicant Price
Individual A$2,200
Groups of 4 or more (per person) A$1,980
UQ Alumni A$1,760
Early bird discount (closes 4 May 2023) A$1,980

GST is included in the cost

Discounts can't be used with other discounts, offers or special promotions.

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. If you do not have access to a card, please contact our team at to discuss your options. 


UQ Brisbane City