Create Labs partners with Macmillan Learning to Offer Master Design Sprint Certification Scholarship

CREATE LABS HAS TEAMED UP WITH MACMILLAN LEARNING, A TOP EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, TO PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO A ONE-WEEK TRAINING CREATED TO HELP YOU MASTER YOUR PRODUCT DESIGN SKILLS. HUSTLERS, DESIGNERS, ENTREPRENEURS AND DRIVEN PROFESSIONALS NEED APPLY!

  • Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to prototype a new idea?

  • Do you need to retrain to enter the future workforce?

  • Do you want to upgrade your resume with new in-demand skills?

  • Are you hungry for knowledge but can’t afford to pay for college or training certifications?

Create Labs is seeking a motivated person that can commit themselves to attending and completing this week-long training June 24-28th in NYC*. The participant of this program will learn all the ins and outs of product design by coming together in teams to work through Design Sprints simulations based on real business case studies.

Through this training, you will gain the necessary tech design skills to take your own business ideas to the next phase. Once completed, you will earn a Design Sprint Master Certification. Add this certification to your resume to take your career to the next level, or put these skills to work for your own startup business.

Submit your resume with a note telling us about your hustle and motivation and why we should select you for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Email info@createlabs.io or send a message to our Contact page.

Deadline is Friday June 14

*Transportation to the training site in NYC and related travel and lodging expenses are not included.

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What is a Design Sprint?

A design sprint is a method used for solving problems through ideation, prototyping, and testing ideas with specifically targeted users. It was developed at Google, to align teams under a shared vision with clearly defined goals and deliverables. Design Sprints are now being adopted by companies, big or small, and from all over the world and within all different industries – from tech, banking to entertainment.

How it works

On Monday, you create a map of the problem. On Tuesday, everyone sketches. Then, on Wednesday, you decide which sketches are the strongest. On Thursday, you build a realistic prototype. And finally, on Friday, you test that prototype with five target customers.

The Design Sprint training that will take you from zero to an expert Design Sprint Facilitator in just five days. This training program is:

  • A great fit for corporates, enterprise organizations, and startups

  • Adaptable to any service, product or business problem

  • Helps frame and solve complex business problems

  • Optimal use of resources: time, people and effort

  • Considers the entire context, both business need, and customer problem

That's why Innovators, Disruptors, Strategists, Designers and Product Creators are learning how to prototype through Design Sprints.


The Design Sprint Certification Program Modules

1. Problem Framing Workshop, a 1-day training to learn how to:

  • define the right challenge for the sprint

  • get the stakeholder's buy-in

  • pick the right team, experts and target customers

2. Design Sprint 3.0 Workshop, a 2-days interactive learning experience to:

  • Solve a real customer problem

  • Collaborate with a diverse team

  • Understand and empathize with your user

  • Build a Customer Journey Map

  • Create a storyboard as a group

  • Experience prototyping best practices

  • Compile solutions, build, and test a functional prototype

  • Make sense of customer testing insights

3. Design Sprint Facilitation, a 2-days train-the-trainer workshop to:

  • Learn the ground rules, mindset and your role as a Facilitator

  • Get the best out of your team: how to tap into their full potential and creativity

  • Manage conflicts. Learn how to deal with difficult group dynamics and disruptors.

  • Improve assertiveness. Learn to show empathy, while intervening firmly

  • Practice facilitation. Facilitate different Design Sprint phases and receive rounds of actionable feedback from your peers.

  • Learn how to confidently run a sprint yourself and apply it to your organization.

4. Post the five-day training, the certification journey involves the following:

  1. Pass the Theoretical Exam

  2. Pass the Practical Exam and Evaluation

On successful completion, you will become a Certified Design Sprint Master!

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