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Design Facilitation 2

Power, Tension, Critique

About the Workshop

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 cover topics like managing power dynamics, tension, challenging behaviours and facilitating design critique in a manner that fosters conversation.

What You’ll Learn

  1. Handling power dynamics within a group
  2. Handling tension and challenging behaviours
  3. How to run a design critique session
  4. Learn framing techniques and how they improve your design facilitation
  5. Facilitate team learning

This is for you if…

  • You want to better understand disruptive behaviours and effective strategies to address them.
  • You want to learn best practices in running design critiques.
  • You wish to practice your design facilitation skills in a safe and conducive learning environment.

About the Trainers

Lye Yen Kai


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.

Hong Khai Seng


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can non-designers join?
    Yes, anyone can join regardless of professional backgrounds. To get the most out of this workshop, we strongly encourage that you have some basic understanding of design thinking processes.
  • Must I attend Design Facilitation 1 before attending Design Facilitation 2?
    The topics in Design Facilitation 1 are different from topics in Design Facilitation 2. In Design Facilitation 2, we will learn about power dynamics, design critiques and framing. In addition, there are many opportunities for practice. In short, you do not need to attend Design Facilitation 1 before attending Design Facilitation 2.
  • What’s the size of the workshop?
    We are planning for 20 participants.
  • I can’t make it for this date. Is there another run of this workshop?
    The next run of Design Facilitation 2 will be in 2025. Please follow us on our social media (LinkedIn, Instagram) to get updated when the dates for our 2025 schedule is released (around end December).
  • Are there group discounts?
    If you are purchasing tickets to Design Facilitation 2 as a group, we will extend the early bird rates to the group.
  • I’m from a government agency, can you please submit an e-invoice instead?
    Yes, we can! Please contact with the necessary information.

Hear what our past participants have to say

Date & Time
23 & 24 September 2024
Monday & Tuesday
9AM to 5PM

Common Ground
21 Bedok North Street 1
Singapore 469659
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Full-day, In-person Workshop

Ticket Types
Early Bird: S$600
5 Jul (Fri) to 5 Aug (Mon) 23:59PM

Regular Price: S$750
6 Aug (Tue) to 13 Sep (Fri) 23:59PM


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Early Bird DF2: Sep 2024
Register by 5 August 2024, 23:59hrs
$ 600.00

Please contact if you need e-invoice submission via Vendors@Gov.

Unable to make it for this date?
The next run of DF2 will be in 2025. Please follow us on our social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram) to get updated when the dates for our 2025 schedule is released (around end December).

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Common Ground
21 Bedok North Street 1
Singapore 469659