Global Design Thinking Workshop
In Philadelphia

We are designing cutting-edge innovation programs to build capacity for complex problem solving for the most creative professionals, leaders and managers around the world.

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About The Workshop

Learn the process of Human Centered Design to solve complex workplace problems. This is a 6 hour workshop designed for corporate professionals, team leaders in any field, product managers, web designers, creative artists and entrepreneurs. The workshop is designed to take participants through the process of breaking down a complex problem and turning an idea into an actionable solution and finally making a blueprint for implementing them in the real world.
Top Skills You Acquire :

  • Critical Thinking
  • How to conduct Cause-Effect Analysis for organizational problem statements
  • How to map Stakeholder Implications and Impact
  • How to break down Complex, Multi-stakeholder Problems into discrete, solvable parts
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Program Structure

The entire workshop is delivered using Experiential Learning Pedagogy, which means as participants you will be engaging in hands-on activities rather than learning only theories.

The Design Thinking Framework

1 Complex Problem Breakdown
2 Problem Statement Formulation using CASE methodology
3 Idea to Prototyping
4 Creative Thinking
5 Stakeholder Mapping using Empathy
6 Customer Journey and Market Research
7 Designing a Blueprint

Workshop #1
Design Thinking For Creative
Problem Solving

This workshop is designed to engage the professionals from diverse sectors and work background to learn the process of problem solving using creative thinking. During the course of this program you will use a real problem from your workplace and make a first blueprint for solving those problems.

Date : May 17, 2019
Time : 9 am - 4 pm
Cost : $200

Workshop #2
Building An Innovation Framework Using
Design Thinking

This workshop is focused on multiple themes - Team building, leading a team, multi-stakeholder collaboration or launching a new product/service. During the course of this program you will work with other top leaders in the region and walk away with a personalized roadmap to innovate in your work.

Date : June 15, 2019
Time : 9 am - 4 pm
Cost : $200

Additional Benefits For Participants

As part of our commitment towards creating a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers, all participants will receive continued mentorship for their projects by our global leadership team beyond the workshop.

We use Experiential Learning methodology to deliver our programs. So you get to work on a Real project and bring your actual problem to the workshop. You do not have speakers coming in and giving powerpoint slideshow and fancy theories which cannot be used in the context of your project.

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Meet The Facilitator

Insights and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the field.

ycenter team CEO Dhairya Pujara

Dhairya Pujara

Dhairya Pujara is the Chief Innovation Officer at Create X Change. He is also the Founder, CEO at Ycenter, where he developed Design Thinking programs aimed at building global capacity for problem solving, leadership and creative thinking. He has been invited to deliver workshops in 7 countries across 4 continents. His workshops and guest lectures includes in the fields of Technology, Social Innovation, Business innovation in real estate, pharma amongst others. Dhairya’s work has been featured in the Huffington post, Millennial Magazine, Philadelphia Business journal and more. He has been a Global Shaper for World Economic Forum’s Philadelphia Hub.Dhairya sits on the advisory board for European Commission program LASIN - Latin American Social Innovation network. In 2015, American Immigration granted him an approval for special category work visa reserved for "an individual of extraordinary abilities”. He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.


Since 1999, CIC has provided space, resources, and support to the world’s most promising innovators. In return, our clients create jobs, spur economic growth, and solve some of the toughest challenges facing our world. For venue directions/info click here.

Science Center
3675 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

Our Global Partners

Our network includes leading universities, high impact organizations, industry leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

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