ONLINE PROGRAM IN

Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX

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START
February 28th, 2022
END
May 10th, 2022
DURATION
10 weeks
COMMITMENT
8 to 10 hours a week
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$2,700 USD*
MIT CEU’s
8

ONLINE PROGRAM IN

Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX

Download brochureRegister
START
February 28th, 2022
END
May 10th, 2022
DURATION
10 weeks
COMMITMENT
8 to 10 hours a week
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$2,700 USD*
MIT CEU’s
8

Special early enrollment discount of $270 USD when you register before December 21st, 2021

The relevance of having a plan

How do groundbreaking companies and entrepreneurs successfully build forward-thinking solutions to their problems? Primarily, mastering this art of problem-solving comes down to incorporating a design thinking framework that adapts to your personal innovation project. This framework incorporates a tested series of steps and tools to help organizations come up with advanced solutions to modern problems. And with the human environment facing challenges of a scale never seen before this skill has become even more crucial in our search for real solutions.

That’s where design comes in.

Speed

Companies will have to be able to solve problems for their customers quickly and effectively if they want to continue existing after 2021.

Source: Forbes

1.5 million

In the third quarter of 2020 alone, there were more than 1.5 million new business applications in the United States.

Source: US Census Bureau

80%

There is an 80% increase in revenue for businesses that focus on improving customer experience.

Source: Forbes

An online program for creating innovative solutions

Designing High Impact Solution with MITdesignX online program examines the optimal methodology for finding efficient solutions to the complex problems you are facing and includes:

Identifying solutions

Understanding solutions

Framing solutions

Scaling solutions

Prioritizing solutions

As a participant, you can bring your own challenging project or use the ideation process to select one to work on. From there, be prepared to discover the tools, knowledge, and skills on offer to explore, design, test, and prioritize solutions.

The final objective? To help you sail smoothly through any problem that may threaten the success of your project.

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The Learning Journey

In this 10-week online program, participants will explore these two courses at length to discover how to implement an efficient problem-solving framework in their organizations:

1.
Learn how to work through the weeds of complexity. Gather the tools and skill sets to lead your team through complex problem solving by first learning to articulate and define the key elements of your specific goals within a wider network.

2.
Discover how to create a venture backable business. Design a business and revenue model that works for your company and create an action plan with a timeline that serves as the base for your venture’s financial and funding plans.

The skills you will develop

1.

Learn how to frame

and tackle complex problems.

2.

Improve decision-making

and project management capabilities.

3.

Learn how to facilitate

and lead transdisciplinary problem-solving teams.

4.

Identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems,

and present/articulate them.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the online Program in Designing High Impact Solutions with MITdesignX will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion. In addition, they will also earn  8  Continuing Education Units (MIT CEUs).

In order to obtain CEUs, participants must complete a required CEU accreditation form. CEUs are calculated based on the number of learning hours in each course.

* An MIT CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

This program is aimed at

This online Program is geared toward any professional looking to develop their problem-solving capabilities or refine their ideas. Within this range, some positions that can greatly benefit from the expertise found in this program include the following:

  • C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES
    focused on higher-level goals like expanding market share, entering new markets, and meeting revenue targets.
  • LEADERS FROM ESTABLISHED CORPORATIONS WITHIN ANY SECTOR
    who seek to boost innovation and revamp their product or service strategy.
  • PROFESSIONALS FROM NON-PROFIT OR POLICY SECTORS
    who want to turn an idea into a solid, actionable plan.
  • TEAM LEADERS WITHIN AGENCIES AND CONSULTING FIRMS
    who are looking for a framework to build efficient plans for their clients.
  • MID-LEVEL AND OTHER MANAGERS
    looking to incorporate knowledge about portfolio management, programs, and projects.
  • PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN AGILE METHODOLOGIES
    who need to complement their knowledge or experience with specific topics such as project management or scaling.
  • LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONALS
    focused on change management and digital transformation projects.
  • ENTREPRENEURS AND INTRAPRENEURS
    who need a clear roadmap to launch and manage their projects effectively.

Meet the Faculty of this program

PROF. SVAFA GRONFELDT

Professor of Practice MIT SA+P
Faculty Director MITdesignX

“Changes in our daily lives and corporate environments force organizations to reexamine their strategy toward their markets, their employees, and their customers”.

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Svafa Grönfeldt is a Professor of Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a founding member and faculty Director of MIT’s newest innovation accelerator MITDesignX focused on the design and development of new ventures created at MIT. Dr. Grönfeldt is the co-founder of The MET Fund, a Cambridge-based seed investment fund. She is a member of the Board of Directors of three publicly listed companies on NASDAQ OMX and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

As a member of a team of entrepreneurs that created and scaled two global life science companies her professional career has been focused on organizational design for high-growth companies. As a venture designer, she works in parallel in industry and academia with teams of people from around the world to build companies, brands, experiences, academic programs, processes, and organizational structures designed to improve business results and workplace wellbeing. Applying the lens of design with a concern for human needs to solve complex problems has been a focal point of her work.

Dr. Grönfeldt holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, where she examined the impact of customer-oriented behaviors and service design on business outcomes.

GILAD ROSENZWEIG

Executive Director of MITDesignX, MIT SA+P

“Your expertise in understanding space, emotion, and the environment can be used to create innovative solutions”.

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Gilad Rosenzweig is an architect and urban planner with vast experience in community development, urban tech, and design. As Executive Director of MITDesignX, the venture accelerator of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, he is laying the groundwork for new technology to improve the comfort and efficiency of buildings, places, and cities. Before MITDesignX, Gilad created Smarter in the City, an accelerator for high-tech startups in underrepresented communities. He is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

Are you prepared to create innovative solutions?

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