On 15 May 2023, the highly anticipated launch event for the “Design for Change (DFC) and DesignThinkers Academy (DTA) New Dual-certificate Training Course” took place, attracting an impressive turnout of Design Thinkers, industry professionals, and educators alike. The event was graced by esteemed speakers, including Mr. Tim Schuurman, Co-Owner of DesignThinkers Academy (DTA) Global, and Ms. Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder of Design For Change (DFC) Global, who provided insightful opening speeches.

Attendees were also treated to a presentation by Mr. Jeffrey Ip, Founder of Design For Change Hong Kong, and Mr. David Chung, Co-Founder of DesignThinkers Academy China and Hong Kong, who elaborated on the immense value proposition and synergistic power of the first-ever dual-certificate course. They highlighted how the course would empower educators and students with the knowledge and skills to drive positive change in their careers and lives.

Ms. Tiffany Liu, the Program In-Charge of the dual-certificate course, then took the stage to provide a detailed overview of the course’s learning objectives and content. Attendees were impressed by the comprehensive approach to learning, which incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects of the Design Thinking method and the world’s most recognized Design Thinking model for children – FIDS (Feel, Image, Do and Share).

The event concluded with heartfelt compliments and blessings from Ms. Wednas Tou, Founder of Design For Change Macau, and Mr. Daryl Lim, Co-Founder of DesignThinkers Academy Asia, who expressed their admiration for the first-ever joint training course initiative and praised the organizers for their commitment to fostering a culture of human-centric, creativity, and positive change.

Overall, the event was a huge success, providing attendees with valuable insights into design thinking and the education sector and creating a platform for industry professionals, educators, and students to engage, collaborate, and network.

Launching the dual-certificate course is expected to significantly impact the education sector, empowering future leaders with the knowledge and skills to drive positive change and make a difference in the world.

About DesignThinkers Academy

DesignThinkers Academy (DTA) is a leading global Design Thinking (DT) training institute. It represents 25 countries and has developed over 75,000 Design Thinkers for hundreds of top-notch companies. DTA Hong Kong aims to provide a world-class innovation model with localized practices. We operate the training services of DesignThinkers Academy in the Hong Kong region.

About Design for Change

Design for Change is the largest movement of change – by and for children. The movement is spearheaded by a global network of passionate community leaders, social entrepreneurs, designers and educators who are committed to nurturing the I CAN belief in all children. Using our simple and proven framework of ‘Feel, Imagine, Do, Share’ ( FIDS ), children around the world are empowered with the skills to design a more desirable and sustainable future – Today!