Design Thinking Courses for Managers

Knowledge Quarter’s partner, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, is calling all mid-level managers from a variety of industries to partake in their newly launched Design Thinking for Managers executive training course. These sessions have been designed specifically to encourage professionals to use Design Thinking techniques in order to unpack their own approach and focus on how they can support users, customers, staff and partners to create value within their own organisations.


Central Saint Martins is famed for innovative teaching and the knowledge and experience of their staff. In order to bring this to the workforce new professional training courses will ensure that candidates are equipped with the practical skills they will need to apply the Design Thinking approach to their own specific organisational needs upon completion.

Course Information:

  • Private Sector focus
  • 10 hours, over 2 days
  • Teaching led by Lucy Kimbell, Leeor Levy and Alison Prendiville, CSM tutors that are leaders in their field
  • Weekday sessions, held at our King’s Cross location in Central London
  • All industries welcome

Participants that complete the course can expect to be able to:

  • Describe the main frameworks and methods associated with Design Thinking
  • Identify opportunities to use Design Thinking in relation to their own team and organisational challenges
  • Know where and how to access the leading tools and templates

These dynamic training sessions will include a combination of:

  • Case studies
  • Workshops
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Guest speakers


Learning in a robust and engaging classroom environment, attendees will complete the course feeling energised and ready to tackle the issues surrounding the development and delivery of service issues they face in their current role. Participants can expect to be engaged throughout the course and will finish with a creative toolbox of techniques based around the CSM approach to Design Thinking.


Important Dates

14/15 December (Private Sector)

Knowledge Quarter Members – receive a 15% Discount. Book your place and receive 15% off the total booking. Simply use the discount code ‘CSM-KQ’ when checking out for either Design Thinking executive training course.

Please contact Andy Colley for more information.