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Jul 09 - Sep 03, 2024
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8 weeks
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Enhance your decision-making, project management, and leadership capabilities by acquiring the tools and knowledge you need to identify, understand, frame, scale, and prioritize solutions to your most pressing challenges. In this actionable 8-week online course, you’ll learn how to facilitate and lead highly effective, image results for transdisciplinary problem-solving teams and determine the best ways to acquire critical context for developing human-centered products, ventures, and services.

Course Overview

The purpose of design is to engage in a plan to achieve a solution and not necessarily the solution itself. Design is an ideal way to enter and frame a problem because it takes advantage of non-systemic thinking to solve problems (the difference between a machine and a human) and looks for deeper context and meaning that can only be understood at a human level. 

Designing High-Impact Solutions with MITdesignX online program examines the optimal methodology for finding efficient solutions to the complex problems you are facing and includes identifying, understanding, framing, scaling, and 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.

“Changes in our daily lives and corporate environments force organizations to reexamine their strategy toward their markets, their employees, and their customers” - Prof. Svafa Gronfeldt, Professor of Practice MIT SA+P, Faculty Director MITdesignX

Designing High-Impact Solutions with MITdesignX, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 

Learning Outcomes

If you have ever wondered how to design solutions to complex problems, this program will equip you with the knowledge to:

  • Frame and tackle complex problems
  • Improve decision making and project management capabilities
  • Facilitate and lead transdisciplinary problem-solving teams
  • Identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems, and present/ articulate them
Who Should Attend

A wide range of professionals may benefit from this program, including: 

  • C-level executives focused on higher level goals like expanding market share, entering new markets and hitting 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 and actionable plan. 
  • Team leaders within agencies and consulting firms, who are looking for a framework to build efficient plans for their clients. 
  • Middle managers and managers, who need 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. 
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