LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Problem Design

The art of solving problems and turning problems into opportunities

PROGRAM
DESCRIPTION

Complex problem solving is currently the most important skill of the 21st century… and it probably always has been. Nearly everything we do on a daily basis has some kind of problem solving activity involved.  And in these times of exponential change, the skill of problem solving will become even more important as the daily challenges and the complexity will increase over time while resources probably will not increase accordingly. But what is complex problem solving & how do you solve it?

Welcome to the world of Problem Design and to our Masterclass session. Problem Design challenges you and the problem to find better questions and faster answers in a world of uncertainty and constant change. It turns a problem into a challenge and a challenge into an opportunity.

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KEY-FACTS

For Organisations

  • Duration: 3-5 days
  • Style: Lectures & Workshops
  • Location: GILT Frankfurt or Barcelona Campus or off campus at any location
  • Participants: For up to 20 participants
  • GILT certification at the end of the program

For Individuals

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Style: Lectures & Workshops
  • Location: GILT Frankfurt or Barcelona Campus
  • Intake: Irregular; please inquire dates directly
  • Participants: Maximum 30 participants
  • GILT certification at the end of the program

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

# 1

WORK ON A PROBLEM

Not a case study, not just a tool but real work on a real challenge

# 2

CONTEXT UNDERSTANDING

We discuss the essence of problem solving throughout the history of humankind and which role it plays nowadays and the role it will play in the future

# 3

SOLVE ANY PROBLEM BETTER & FASTER

10x your ability to solve problems. With this new skill you will embrace uncertainty and change. Because every problem will just turn into a challenge that you cannot wait to take.

# 4

TURN CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

Once we have turned a problem into a challenge through our 3C Model, we can use a number of  creative tools to create many more opportunities. A pro-active rather than reactive approach will open the doors that we even didn’t know existed.

# 5

CHANGE YOUR MIND & REALITY

Why are we humans rather unhappy than uncertain? What  is triggering our brains when we face problems or change? Why would we rather stick to the old than taking a chance to the unknown? All the good things are on the other side of fear.

# 6

CRITICAL THINKING

Learn about validation tools, how to iterate quickly and how to find plausible explanations that cut through the noise

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

  • Understanding problems and symptoms
  • Practices to challenge the status quo
  • Holistic views and switch between macro and micro perspectives
  • Neuroscience-based creativity
  • Turning Complex Problem Solving into Complex Creative Challenges (3C Model).
  • Turning every challenge into an opportunity
  • Leadership Development: How to become more proactive
  • The mindset behind Problem Design

MORE THAN A PROGRAM

  • A holistic educational program design
  • Learning in beautiful and inspiring locations that are designed for learning
  • A broad variety of activities throughout the program not just lectures from the front
  • Tailor-made program materials
  • Bonding and bounding team-building activities
  • Additional virtual classroom and collaboration platform
  • Activation of all participants to become lifelong learners and curious leaders of change
  • Enhancement of the ability to cope with highly complex business situations for all participants
  • Raised competences in management leadership and technology
  • Understanding of philosophical contemplation to tackle the big challenges
  • Access to events and networks through our alumni and partner network

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Professionals with decision-making responsibilities affecting their organization.

(Innovation) Managers that are looking to further their career to a position involving more leadership attributes.

Future leaders who have been identified and put on a talent-track.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The GILT ILP (Individual Learning Proposition) puts the participant in focus and adapts to every participants individual needs at any time. Participants will not only learn, but also learn how to teach in a variety of formats including:

Seminars, Lectures & Keynotes
Workshops, Simulations & Case Studies
Collaboration sessions (e.g. Socratic Debates)
Leadership and Personal Development Sessions
Team Activities (e.g. cooking session or hiking)
Interdisciplinary Sparks (e.g. teach something you are good at)