Designing High-Impact Solutions with MITdesignX

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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 course for creating innovative solutions

Designing High Impact Solution with MITdesignX online course 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 8-week online course, 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 the participants who successfully complete the online course Designing High-Impact Solutions with MITdesignX will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion. Furthermore, participants will receive * MIT Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

* The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

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 instructors of this program

Listed in alphabetical order 
PROF. SVAFA GRONFELDT

Founding member of MIT’s innovation accelerator DesignX

“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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Professor Svafa Grönfeldt is a founding member of MIT’s innovation accelerator MITDesignX and a co-founder of the MET fund, a Cambridge-based seed investment fund. Since 2008, she has also been a member of the Board of Directors at Össur. Previously, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Organizational Development at the life science company Alvogen and various roles at Actavis Group, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, where she served as Deputy to the CEO of the company.

In 2006, she published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her major focus was on service orientation and management. She also holds an MSc in Technical and Professional Communication from Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Prof. Gronfeldt received her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from LSE.
  • She has been a member of the Board of Directors at Össur since 2008.
  • She published the book Service Leadership—The Quest for Competitive Advantage, along with Judith Strother in 2006.
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.

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