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Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)

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Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® Course Description

GInI Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)® recognition of innovation professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design Methods.

CDTP® certification affirms an individual’s proficiency at this most crucial of innovation methods. This includes: the Human-Centered Design (HCD) philosophy, Design Thinking overall, the Design Thinking process, Points of View, Design Principles, Design Methods for Observation, Design Methods for Inquiry, Design Methods for Experimenting, Design Methods for Study, and the critical role of Prototyping.

The expected outcomes of the CDTP® exam preparation course are:

1. Participants are exposed to the topical content of the course through a clear explanation of each topic.
2. Participants are able to develop a useable understanding of the course content. This is augmented by:

a. Deeper Instructor explanation (for example, the answering of clarifying questions).
b. Additional classroom discussions among participants.
c. Application of the hands-on exercises provided in the Course Exercise Guide and Exercise Materials.
d. Further study and review of the content in the Course Workbook.

3. Participants are ultimately able to complete and pass the CDTP® Exam to obtain formal CDTP® certification.

Who should attend?

Target Audience

The CDTP® certification is for professionals who desire or intend to take on the role of Innovation Specialist within a business, and thus wish to develop a deeper insight into the highly-critical Design Thinking approach to Innovation. This person will in many cases work as an internal consultant serving numerous Innovation Teams within a business, often as a part of the business’ Core Innovation Group or Innovation Lab.

The CDTP® certification is also for who simple wishes to demonstrate a deeper understanding of Human-Centered Design philosophy, the Design Thinking Process, and the affiliated Design Methods.

The CDTP® certification is intended for front-line professionals and mid-level managers with several years’ experience working directly in innovation. If one has less than two years’ experience working in Innovation or related area, they should first seek CInP® certification and at least two years’ experience working in Innovation or a related area prior to pursuing CDTP® certification.

Training content

The training associated with the CDTP® certification is designed to impact a deep understanding of the core elements of Design Thinking, namely: the Human-Centered Design Philosophy; the Design Thinking process; and the many affiliated Design Methods-grouped into four groups designated as the Observe Methods, the Question Methods, the Experiment Methods, and the Study Methods. The training attempts to impact hands-on practice with select Design Methods so that they can be put to immediate use within one’s business.

Become a Part of the Exclusive World of Design Thinking

You will develop a deep understanding of the philosophy, methodology, and tools of Design Thinking, to become initiated into one of the world’s most powerful and impactful approaches to innovation. You will learn how to explore customer and market needs deeply with a designer’s mindset.

Become a Powerful Voice for Customer Empathy

You will learn how to dive into and explore your customers’ world with a deep sense of empathy for both their spoken and unspoken needs. You will also learn how to leverage these insights to deliver greater value that more effectively solves for their tension points.

Learn How to Get to the Real ”Problem Behind the Problem”

You will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses around problems and opportunities for a clearer understanding of the real problem behind the perceived problem. You will learn how to use this as a method for consistently de-risking your organization’s innovation endeavors.

Become a Driving Force for Delivering Winning Brand Experiences

By understanding how to reframe problems you will be able to develop a concise point of view regarding how to best position new solutions and brand experiences. This will help to ensure that everything your organization does delivers a consistent and valued brand message.

Course delivery details

The CDTP® course is offered virtually online with a Certified Chief Information Officer (CCInO)®.


$2,800 CAD

Group pricing is available.

Certification / Credits

The learner will receive a "BEVA Learning Institute Certificate of Achievement" for completing the course recognized by Government and Industry. Once learners pass the CDTP® exam they will receive a CDTP® Certificate issued by the Global Innovation Institute (GInI)®.

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BEVA Global Management Inc. / BEVA Learning Institute

BEVA Learning Institute is the training department for BEVA Global Management Inc. a.k.a BEVA® a Canadian owned company with more than 25 years of experience through acquisitions. BEVA Learning Institute currently offers more than seven hundred (700) professional courses in...

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