Train the Trainer: Innovation & Design Thinking Facilitator Program

Learn tools, techniques, and methods to facilitate innovation and design thinking...and train others.

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Learn to design and facilitate your own innovation and design thinking workshops, sessions, programs, or classes with our coaching and online courses.

What you'll get as a part of this program:

• Access to our proven design thinking and innovation process and activities to learn from for your own work

• Our Ph.D. level research and knowledge to maximize learning, engagement, and outcomes for your program participants

• Specialized asynchronous online workshops on facilitating innovation AND an online course that is the equivalent of a 3 credit university course

• Two live coaching meetings with us to receive ideas for the program you would like to design and facilitate

• One-on-one or small group customized coaching and training to tap into our experience designing programs for over 1 million people and facilitating design thinking and training on innovation for over 100 organizations and universities

While completing this program you will:

  • Create and lead your own "prototype" innovation or design thinking workshop, session, or program.
  • Create your own unique workshop that you can offer within your organization as an innovation facilitator, coach, mentor, or leader.
  • Complete a project to design and facilitate your own unique session and earn a certificate.

Become a part of our program and get access to future innovation facilitator training modules, updates, and special opportunities. Some of our latest modules are on storytelling and using ChatGPT in your design thinking and innovation facilitation.

We want to make sure this program is the right fit for you. Please email Darin at [email protected] to share why you are interested in design thinking and innovation facilitation and training so we can make sure you would be a good fit to get the learning that you are seeking. This program can be done individually or with others in a group. We can even custom design live workshop sessions if you'd like to bring this program to your organization.

Train the Trainer Innovation Certification Testimonials

Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested in this unique program or any questions you might have. This program is designed to be delivered in numerous ways and we may suggest a learning and development path based on your goals. Here are some examples from clients across the globe.

"His program delivered ABOVE AND BEYOND my expectations with the specific ideation session facilitation details, instruction, tools and tips to lead group creativity/design thinking workshops in multiple phases of their creativity journey and for multiple industries.
I can’t speak highly enough of Darin’s insight and construction on this facilitation certification. It provides a solid background for group C&I training as well as nuances that I continue to reference regularly. I can’t recommend this program enough."
- Shelby, Innovation & Design Thinking Trainer Certification Client in California

"If you are looking to experience a learn-by-doing Innovation Course, look no further. You will learn necessary innovation theories and concepts, but more importantly, you will undertake a real-time Innovation Challenge under Darin’s guidance. I found the Facilitation Tools & Techniques, Systematic Innovation and Brainstorming Training modules particularly useful and insightful. Plus, you also get Darin's Innovation Step-By-Step EBook!"
- Delwin, Principal Consultant, Ideas x Action Australia

"Our organization signed up for the Online Innovation Certification course developed by Darin for the innovation project team members.
I will not hesitate to engage Darin again for future innovation projects. His response to our questions is timely and always professional."
- GP, Innovation Facilitator Certification Client in Singapore

“Darin has been an amazing coach and mentor! He has helped me shift my mindset from doubting if I could even have a business to a mindset of not only having a business, but that business being successful. Darin was instrumental in providing me with the guidance and reassurance that this could be done. He helped me believe in myself and what I was trying to accomplish and I could tell he lives what he teaches."
-Ted, Train-the-Trainer coaching client in Wisconsin, USA

"Darin is a great innovation mentor and guided the entire process very closely. Just by working through Darin’s concepts, recordings as well as discussing the agenda in detail, I was able to lead a 4-hour workshop for around 15 people in Europe. By stepping out of the usually day to day business, preparing content and doing exercises with the whole team, I learned the very essence of what it means to be innovative. From now on, whenever I see opportunities or problems causing inefficiencies, I know how to systematically work on creative, innovative solutions and concepts thanks to the innovation step-by-step program and Darin’s support."
- Alex, Innovation Facilitator Certification Client in Germany

Design Thinking Facilitator Program

Become a more expert design thinking facilitator who can design your own design thinking workshop. Apply a design thinking process and more human centered design for a variety of challenges. Make a design thinking session your design challenge. Put a design thinking methodology to use to create ideas for your own activities.

We are a design thinking organization. We'd like to learn about you and what you would like to achieve so we can make recommendations for a program focus for you. Each innovation certification program is designed for your needs. Please email us at [email protected] about your interest, questions, and what you'd like to learn or be able to do as a result of this program.

Programs Included with Purchase

Brainstorming Training: Expert Design & Facilitation to Generate Ideas
Brainstorm a MUCH better way. With this deep course with over 5 hours of videos you'll even be able to offer brainstorming as a service.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Remote Workshop Facilitation Training: Apply Design Thinking Online with Groups
Design and facilitate your own virtual workshops, remote design thinking sessions and innovation activities online
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Innovation 101: Design Thinking
Gain a design thinking approach for innovation and get started developing ideas for new projects, products, services, or programs for your customers or users.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur Innovation
Create & develop ideas for your own entrepreneurial challenge
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Starting with Design Thinking
Learn what design thinking is and how to start applying the principles, process, mindset, and techniques
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Design Thinking your Career for your Life
Design your career for your life. Reflect, gain insight and design your own unique path forward.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Facilitation Tools & Techniques
Online Facilitation Training: Lead an interactive workshop, class, event, or group session with our facilitator tools
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Innovative Mindset
Cultivate your innovative thinking to change & grow through doing new and different things with impact
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Design Thinking: Customer Focused Front End of Innovation
Gain customer insight with a lean design thinking approach
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Lean Design Thinking to Innovate WITH your Customers
Co-create, design & validate new product, strategy, & marketing ideas using customer insights
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Starting YOUR Innovation Project
Learn how to move forward on your innovation challenge with a design thinking project!
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Systematic Innovation
Design, Develop, & Decide: Process and techniques for systematically growing ideas in your organization.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Learn to Innovate at Higher Levels
Tips & Methods from 100 Innovator Leaders at Organizations
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Training and Facilitating Design Thinking for Beginners
Design & Facilitate your First Design Thinking Session & Train Others too!
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Leading Innovation in Organizations
Practical actions to take in as a leader of innovation.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Design Thinking Innovation Certification Course
Generate & Develop Ideas for your own Innovative Program, Product, Service, Project, or Initiative
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
The Innovative Facilitator
Innovate how you facilitate and respond to new challenges with creativity and innovation
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Innovation Step-by-Step eBook & PDF Workbooks
Get the Downloadable & Printable Book & Workbook PDFs
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Create & Prototype your Own Unique Activities to Facilitate
Apply Design Thinking to Develop More Innovative Workshops, Meetings, & Programs
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Storytelling Training for Leaders, Innovators, Facilitators, & Trainers
Apply design thinking to create story ideas that you can communicate to inspire
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Venture Storytelling for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Entrepreneurial Journey Storytelling Workshop
Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Innovate with ChatGPT: AI Tools and Prompts for Design Thinking, Idea Generation and Communication
How to prompt and use AI tools like ChatGPT and Miro for innovation (demos to innovate how you work)
Darin Eich, Ph.D.

Original Price: $3,908

Your Instructor

Darin Eich, Ph.D.
Darin Eich, Ph.D.

Darin Eich, Ph.D. is an innovation training workshop designer, design thinking training facilitator, keynote speaker & the founder of His speciality is designing and facilitating high-impact innovative leadership programs. He is also the author of Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Create & Develop Ideas for your Challenge and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.

Darin's passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Darin is a conference keynote speaker and helps institutions develop leadership programs & retreats. He also facilitates professional brainstorming, facilitation training, and innovation sessions for large organizations.

A variety of organizations listed below have utilized Darin's innovative facilitation, consulting, keynotes & workshops, and leadership development programs for training and innovation. Our programs and expertise have also been featured in various media publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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