"Taylorized" Design Thinking Training/Facilitation: Expression of Interest
Thank you for reaching out to the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR). We promote collaborative creativity for organizations, workplaces, and groups. Depending on our workload and capacity, we can sometimes offer custom "Taylorized" services. These build on design thinking education for social impact.
Please read below for information about what we might be able to offer.
Why do we do this? In general, we are keen to support social causes that are consistent with our mission-- and to the best of our abilities and capacity. We seek longer term impact in promoting positive changemaking. Read here for what these terms mean: http://taylor.tulane.edu/how-we-talk-about-what-we-do/.
We expect our organizational partners to express a sincere willingness to learn "designerly" mindsets, like empathy with users, a beginners mind, learning via rapid prototyping, Yes, And!, and adopting a "bias to action".
Are you still new to the Phyllis M Taylor Center and to design thinking and social innovation?
Plesaeo review our website for regular public training events, like the DT & Donuts (public 2 hour workshops and the Fast 48 workshop. Learn more at http://taylor.tulane.edu/
The form below asks you for information about your organization and specific needs, audience, learning objectives . Why do you think you need "design thinking"? You might not have all the information, but share what you do have.
Special note for 2018-2019 academic year: We have limited capacity for custom activities, owing to other regular courses and trainings that we are already committed to. While we might not be able to accommodate you, we appreciate you reaching out. Once you do, you can expect:
5 days: Acknowledgement of receipt of your application within five (5) business days.
3 weeks: We will then review your request internally, and ask you some clarifying questions, within three (3) weeks.
4-6 weeks: We aim to get back to you with a decision within four to six weeks.
If we are unable to handle your request, we may be able to refer you to other local trainers and facilitators. To that end, if you have any funds, that can be useful in recruiting help.