Developing Key Skills through Design Thinking

Be creative! Strengthen your teamwork and problem solving!

The success of individuals is currently dependent on the success of teams. Together we can come up with new technical solutions and innovations in industry, commerce and services.

But do we know how to make a successful teamwork? Do we know how our team could be better and more effective? And do we know what is the right role for us in the team?

This workshop can provide answers to these key questions in an experiential and coaching way using Design Thinking methods. Participants will strengthen their competencies for teamwork and learn how to communicate, collaborate and make decisions effectively in a team to solve interesting tasks. Together they will be inspired, develop creative thinking, build team spirit and find effective ways to solve problems. Participants can then easily transfer these techniques to their university or professional practice.

The workshop draws on the lecturer's long experience of connecting business and university environments through projects to create opportunities for new ideas, cross-disciplinary teams and much-needed innovation.

Target group: OTH students of all faculties and years (max. 25 participants)

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: This workshop will take place in a contact form at the OTH Amberg-Weiden in a classroom on the campus in Weiden (The room will be announced after registration).

Language: English

Lecturer: Tomáš Chochole, Ph.D., Head of Interdisciplinary Cooperation, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
Tomáš Chochole loves projects and interdisciplinary teamwork. His interests brought him to the interdisciplinary cooperation in several international projects. He is independent journalist, lecturer, researcher and head of interdisciplinary cooperation at Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He helps to connect the world of business and creativity and brings orders and practical tasks among students so that they can work on them and build their portfolios.

Workshop programme:

  • presentation of goals to students
  • get to know each other activity
  • team building and simulation of team roles
  • brief explanation of methodology of Design Thinking (what it can be good for and how we will use some techniques together)
  • team activities aimed at strengthening observation - impressions - biases - insights creation of a map of innovative proposals (accelerator of new ideas)
  • activities to open the topic in a team and strengthening teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • defining a thematic problem in the team and agreeing on how to solve it (viewing from different perspectives and awareness of complexity)
  • prototyping in a team
  • final presentation of teamwork reflection and feedback in teams
  • summary of the objectives of the workshop and what we have learned

Interested applicants please apply online (see form below)!

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