Innovation At Work

Spark new ideas and solve challenges that matter to you by bringing the practice of design thinking and Stanford's expertise to your workplace.

Through a series of online instruction videos, guided activities, and companion workbooks for all participants, you and your group will tackle projects that matter to you, using design thinking tools.

  • Start creating a culture of innovation at your workplace
  • Practice techniques for creative problem solving that you can apply to any situation
  • Work through your professional challenges real-time under the guidance of Stanford experts
  • Increase collaboration in your office with fun, high-energy workshops

New to design thinking? Design thinking is a solution-focused approach to innovation that draws on the techniques of creative thinking, human-centered designing, and rapid prototyping. It embraces failure, it encourages collaboration, and it runs on the belief that everyone (even you) can think creatively.

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Take workshops virtually, at your workplace with your team.

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All workshop videos are self-guiding. Just press play and follow along.

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Learn creative thinking frameworks to bring back to your team.

Learning Options

You can register for 1, 2, or 3 workshops, each about 2-3 hours long. You can participate in any or all of the workshops - but we recommend that you do them in the order: Ideation, Prototyping, and Presentation. All workshop videos are self-guiding. Just press play and follow along.

IAW ideation

Ideation: How to Generate New Ideas

Learn techniques for generating new ideas - and LOTS of them.

IAW Prototyping

Prototyping: Fast and Frequent Testing of New Ideas

Learn how to bring your ideas to life through simple prototypes.

IAW Presentation


Create powerful presentations that draw the audience in.

Who Should Enroll

Professionals from any industry who want to bring design thinking principles and tactics to their organization's work processes and culture.

Questions? Contact Us.

How it Works

Are you ready to be the hero of your office? Spark new, exciting change in your organization by volunteering as the “Catalyst.” Don’t worry, duties of the Catalyst are simple:

  1. Register for the workshop(s): Click on the “Enroll Now” button to register for the Ideation, Prototyping, and/or Presentation workshop(s). Only 1 person needs to register for a group of up to 14 participants. This will give you access to all necessary materials and workshop videos.
  2. Pick a date to hold the workshop(s): Reserve a space at your office and send out calendar invites to your colleagues. We recommend 4-18 participants for the best experience.
  3. Review the Catalyst Preparation Worksheet (provided after enrollment): Prepare any necessary materials and printouts your group will need (pens, sticky notes).
  4. On the day of the workshop(s): Prep the workshop space, lay out materials, and project the workshop videos for you and your group to follow along. Perry and Jeremy will guide you through the workshop activities; all you need to do is press ‘play’.

Academic Directors

Perry Klebahn

Perry Klebahn

Consulting Associate Professor and Director of Executive Education, Stanford, Stanford University

Jeremy Utley

Jeremy Utley

Director of Executive Education, Stanford, Stanford University