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.
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. Get a glimpse of the learning experience in this video.
In the United States (New York and San Francisco) and Oslo. Check our schedule for what’s coming up next.
No, but we do offer an early bird special if your team members register one month or more in advance. For details, check the registration page for the course(s) that interest you. Or, use our contact form to connect with the Designit studio offering open-enrollment courses closest to you (in New York, San Francisco, or Oslo).
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. Join our email list below if you’d like to be notified when new learning opportunities arise.
We offer two certificate programs 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 and ways to mobilize others towards a shared mission. LinkedIn certificate badges are distributed upon completion of each series. To learn how to get started, visit our Certificate Series page.
Our open-enrollment classes are designed for individuals and small teams who want to take one of our courses in a nearby Designit studio. In private training, we bring our courses to organizations.
Since we’re global, we can teach in a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, German, Norwegian, and Danish.
Ideally two to three months in advance. We’ll do our best to accommodate your team’s schedule if you need help with less notice.
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.
Up to 25. We offer high-touch learning experiences and want everyone attending to receive personalized coaching. It’s more difficult to deliver that level of service for groups larger than 25.
Our courses are designed to be highly interactive and therefore require in-person participation. We believe this hands-on environment is most conducive to learning the concepts we teach in the classroom. For disparate or remote teams, we recommend connecting our training to a time when the team will be together for an off-site. Or, consider our online course, Cooper Crash Course: Design Thinking in 3 Steps.
We want to make sure our services help your teams grow. To that end, we learn about your learning goals, culture, team, and challenges before we recommend a course, coaching, certification, or innovation program. Often, we find our existing services meet client needs well and don’t require significant changes. Our coaches are adept at shifting what and how they teach to fit each audience –expanding on certain modules, leading discussions that are tailored to the nuances of your team, and sharing case studies that parallel the work your company does. Once we understand your needs more, we can have an informed discussion about whether customization is necessary.
In addition to courses, we provide coaching for teams, certificate programs, and innovation programs. The needs of each client are unique, so we’ll learn about you before we recommend a learning path. To read more about our range of services, visit For Teams.
After teams take one of our courses, we can help them as they apply these new techniques to their own projects. For more information, go here.
Connect with the Designit studio closest to you through our Contact Us page. We’ll work with you to understand your goals and define the best way to collaborate.
For groups of fewer than five people, our clients typically send their teams to our open-enrollment courses.
Send a note to us on our contact page and we’ll follow up.
Visit the course page, pick the location and date that work best for you, grab your credit card, and register!
Airport – JFK (secondary options are Newark or LaGuardia)
Hotel recommendation – The Tillary or Club Quarters Wall Street/World Trade Center/Midtown.
Airport – Gardermoen
Hotel recommendation – Scandic Vulkan
If you’re new to design thinking and want to learn the core mindset and methodology our designers use every day with our clients, check out our Design Thinking Fundamentals certificate series.
If you’re looking to both understand the fundamentals and ways to mobilize others towards a shared vision, look at our Advanced Design Leadership certificate series.
You’re also welcome to pick any individual course that best meets your learning needs.
Register at least one month in advance to take advantage of our early-bird discount. If you work for a nonprofit, connect with the Designit studio closest to you offering open-enrollment courses (New York, San Francisco, or Oslo) to ask about discounts. We do not offer group discounts.
You can! You’ll just need to clarify who the attendee is during the registration process.
We know things happen. If you need to cancel your registration for a San Francisco or New York open-enrollment course, reach out to email@example.com (if it’s for a course outside the U.S., reach out to the Designit studio offering it) at least 30 days prior and we’ll refund your full payment.
Fewer than 30 days prior to the course, refunds are not available. You can also choose to transfer your registration (you can only do this once) to another course within one year of the date of cancellation, or assign another individual from your organization to take your place. Once your registration is transferred, you may no longer receive a refund.
Doors open at 9:30 am, and courses run from 10 am to 4 pm each day.
Yes! We also offer beverages and snacks throughout the day. Let us know of any dietary restrictions when you register through Eventbrite.
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 series — 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 and ways to mobilize others towards a shared vision. To learn more, visit our Certificate Series page.
Three courses: Design Thinking Immersive, Service Design Immersive, and Design Research Techniques.
Five courses: Design Thinking Immersive, Service Design Immersive, Design Research Techniques, Facilitating Design Thinking, and Design Leadership.
If you are buying them for yourself, go to our schedule to find out when each course is offered in the studio closest to you. Then, just sign up for the dates you prefer. If you want to buy in-house delivery of courses for your team(s), fill out our contact form to connect with the studio closest to you.
Certificate badges are distributed upon completion of the course. Add them to your LinkedIn profile to share what you’ve learned and stand out from the crowd in your professional network.
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