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We guide organizations through transformative learning journeys that build and reinforce creative, innovative, human-centered cultures.

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What is Cooper Professional Education?

We’re an education service at Designit, a global strategic design firm. We help organizations across the globe learn and adopt a human-centered approach to innovation. Check out Why CPE? to learn more about our services. If you’re curious about our history and where we’re headed next, visit Our Story.

Who are the faculty?

Our international education team consists of practicing designers at Designit who teach from their experience in the field. They have dynamic communication skills, a flair for facilitation, and plenty of personal stories about applying specific design thinking methods and tools.

What’s the course learning experience like?

We design rich, multi-layered learning experiences that move beyond traditional classroom learning. No yawn-worthy lectures here; our training sessions are interactive, hands-on, and dynamic. You’ll be out of your seat, working with others, and learning through doing. Our content is rooted in our strategic design practice at Designit, so you’ll learn tools and methods you can implement at work tomorrow –from practicing designers who love to teach what they do.

What companies have you worked with?

We’ve been helping companies adopt a human-centered approach to innovation for over 17 years. In that time, we’ve worked across the globein wide range of industries. Our clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies and include NASA, Starbucks, Arkivverket, Clorox, Pixar, Statsbygg, Visa, Udir, GE, and more.

Where do you offer services?

Our education services are offered through almost all of our Designit studios worldwide: Aarhus, Barcelona, Bengaluru, Berlin, Bogotá, Lima, London, Madrid, Medellín, Munich, New York, Oslo, San Francisco, Sydney (and growing!). Plus, we can travel to deliver training anywhere. To connect with the studio closest to you, fill out our contact form.

Do you offer online learning opportunities?

We do! If you’re looking for a solid introduction to design thinking, check out our highly-rated “Cooper Crash Course: Design Thinking in 3 Steps.” You’ll learn the fundamentals through 1.5 hours of video and an independent practice project.

Do you offer certification?

We do! Upon completion of any course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion badge through LinkedIn that you can add to your profile. We also offer two certificate programs —for individuals or organizations —that will cultivate a deeper knowledge of design thinking. Design Thinking Fundamentals is a three-course series focused on the core mindset and methodology of human-centered design. Advanced Design Leadership is a five-course series that teaches the fundamentals of design thinking andways to mobilize others towards a shared vision. To learn more, visit our Certificate Series page.

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