myATOM | Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Short description

The course deals with design thinking and creative problem-solving. The course is suitable for both beginners and experienced professionals who need to strengthen their comprehensible and systematic procedure in using design thinking, want to find creative solutions to problems, introduce innovations or strengthen process management in their organization. 

Main objectives

This course aims to improve your practical skills in design thinking and creative problem-solving. You will learn what design thinking is and when to use it, how to proceed in the spirit of design thinking principles, how to use design thinking tools and techniques and creatively solve problems, and how to facilitate a workshop in your own organization using design thinking.

Thanks to this course you will:

  • acquire the knowledge and practical information about design thinking, definitions and principles, and the history of this management practice
  • understand reasons and examples used in the practice of process design thinking and results and possible solutions in practice
  • create and increase empathy, tools of empathy in a design thinking, which prevents us from solving, e.g. map of empathy
  • understand generating ideas and barriers of solving, and a way of defining the problem - a design challenge through idea generation tools - brainstorming, mind maps, 30 circles, crazy eight, vivid
  • learn the defining problems and possible solutions, contribution and effort matrix and prototyping and testing
  • learn how to facilitate a design thinking workshop in a facilitation role

    Who is to attend?

    This course is addressed to teachers, school psychologists, career and/or educational counsellors, headmasters, school management and administrative staff working in education and teaching organisations, schools or NGOs.

    The course is held in English. For groups with at least 8 participants, we can organise an ad-hoc session in a different language. 

    Courses planned


    14.08.2023 - 18.08.2023 (Palermo)

    09.10.2023 - 14.10.2023 (Bratislava)


    13.05.2024 - 17.05.2024 (Palermo)

    24.06.2024 - 28.06.2024 (Bratislava)

    26.08.2024 - 30.08.2024 (Tenerife)


    14.04.2025 - 18.04.2025 (Palermo)

    26.05.2025 - 30.05.2025 (Bratislava)

    01.09.2025 - 05.09.2025 (Tenerife)

    Costs and Erasmus+ Funding

    The most common option that we offer to participants of our courses is Erasmus+ Full Package - costs of 1020 EUR (includes course fee, training material - soft copy, certification, accommodation (bed & breakfast), transport from and to the airport), 2 coffee breaks per day, walking tour in the venue's city and a sum-up dissemination video.

    The Erasmus+ Full Package offers are popular with many organisations and institutions because they minimise the administration and management time spent by the Erasmus+/Institutional coordinators and the participants can enjoy our courses without the hassle of organising their trip. Equally important, Erasmus+ Full Packages offer substantial savings that can reach up to 30 % compared to normal rates for selected accommodations & transport. Accommodation is always at 3 or 4 star hotels with full facilities.

    We recommend you to request 7 days of individual support for your subsistence costs (5 days for the course plus 2 additional days for travelling). If you need to contact us and help with the creation of grant applications or budgets in the process of project preparation, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Certification and Validation

    At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance, with (if requested) the Europass Mobility Certificate. The certificates comply with Erasmus Quality Standards (include a short description of the course and learning outcomes, dates, venues, the name of the course provider and the course instructor/s).

    We support our participants in fulfilling obligations related to meeting the requirements of the Erasmus Plus program ( preparation of a learning agreement, quality commitment and Europass Mobility Certificate).

    Part of our services is to provide additional certification and reporting documentation, e.g. taking photos from the courses and preparing a sum-up video, which can be used for visibility and dissemination purposes.

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