Power, Tension, Critique
Design thinking sounds amazing in theory, but if you have experienced facilitating a design process, you can attest to how messy it can be in practice!
How does a facilitator truly help bring people from diverse backgrounds together? Often, when different worldviews collide, power dynamics come to play, tensions build, relationships strain and challenging behaviours arise. It is part of a facilitator’s job to hold space for conversations amidst such complexity.
This is a hands-on workshop that delves into the messiness of design facilitation, offering you a safe space to learn how to be a better facilitator through guided practice. This workshop will build on basics covered in Design Facilitation 1, and cover advanced topics like managing power dynamics, tension, challenging behaviours and facilitating design critique in a manner that fosters conversation.
Yen Kai has more than 15 years of training and facilitating experience. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator with IAF, USA as well as a Certified Action Coach with WIAL, USA.
Over the years, he has applied his facilitation skills in a variety of settings, including Strategic Planning Workshops, Focus Group Discussions and Organisation Development work.
He has been collaborating with Khai Seng to integrate a specific field of facilitation known as Process Facilitation into the area of Design Thinking.
Khai Seng first started out in the design field in 2004. Throughout his career, he has not only helped to design large-scale digital systems, but also facilitated numerous training programmes for C-suite executives and working professionals to drive cultural change within organisations around design and innovation.
Prior to starting Studio Dojo, Khai Seng was formerly the Head of Singapore for Foolproof, a UK-based experience design agency. Education is also close to his heart, having developed curriculum and taught anthropological studies, interaction design, experience design and design thinking in Republic Polytechnic and Singapore Institute of Technology.
Trainers and staffers for the in-person workshop will have a valid negative COVID-19 test result (taken prior to the workshop day or within 24 hours) before being allowed to participate in the workshop.
Food and drinks will not be served during the workshop. Participants are strongly discouraged from eating and drinking within the training room.
Please do not attend the workshop if you are not feeling well.
Date & Time
22 & 23 February 2022 (Tue & Wed)
9AM to 5PM
21 Bedok North Street 1
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Full-day, In-person Workshop
Early Bird: S$600
Ends 28 Jan (Fri) 23:59PM
Regular Price: S$750
29 Jan (Sat) – 11 Feb (Fri) 23:59PM
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