We are really excited to announce this special event which we are hosting with Vanguard Learning.

Today’s HR innovators are challenging every program, practice and system to find a better way of doing things. Progressive businesses are calling for HR to be a catalyst for more agile and innovative ways of working.

Design thinking is a powerful methodology and mindset for seeing your organisation through a new lens. For understanding, on a deeper level, the needs of those who work in your organisation, so you can create the experiences they are calling out for.

Join us on November 8th to unpack and explore the emerging role of design thinking in HR.


This interactive event is brought to you by Naked Ambition and Vanguard Learning and will see HR industry thought leaders, learning professionals and design thinking practitioners work side-by-side to explore how this emerging trend can serve you.

What can you expect from the morning:

  • Learn some key design thinking tools & techniques you can take back to your team immediately

  • Hear from HR professionals & industry experts who will share their experiences (the good and bad!) in applying design thinking in their organisations and to their work

  • Create connections and build relationships with your peers in HR and P&C as you solve an industry challenge side-by-side

The Agenda:

8:30 – Doors open and coffee served

8:45 – Welcome and Lightning talks from industry thought leaders and those who are already applying DT in HR

9:30 – Design Jam – Your chance to apply some design thinking tools to our HR specific challenge

11:30 – Wrap up and reflections

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Design Thinking Bootcamp - 22nd November 2017


A taster for what you will learn

Techniques to lead and take part in creative ideation.
So you get out of the cycle of coming up with the same old ideas.
Create quick but helpful prototypes (for any type of solution, not just apps!)
To iterate and get feedback on an idea and make it better.
Identify specific business areas for innovation.
What specific elements you can integrate into your ongoing practice of creativity and innovation.

Who You'll Meet

  • Your inner designer
  • Big thinkers and intrapreneurs that want to bring about change and fresh thinking in their organisation


What you won't get

  • Boots or camping (despite the name)
  • Bored
  • Useless theory that isn’t practical – all the tools and skills we use during the day are things you can take back to your team or company and start applying straight away

Some words from our happy Boot Campers

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For me (bootcamp) was really great. I'm setting up a human-centred design capability for Coles, and it was important for me to understand the process of DT and be part of that process - not just understanding words and theory, but also the practical application as well. The learnings were really practical and it means I can now mentor the process as it's unfolding here.

Melissa Ross,
Head of human centred Digital Design, Coles


I think the major thing to come out was to really understand the problem and to really solve the consumer's problem.  That part is probably the most important part that we'll take away… We are now aware that we now need to drill down to ensure that research is done.

Neil Larson,
Winemaker, Tahbilk Winery


I really liked the different exercises… the story board and the different ways to present your solutions back.  I really enjoyed some of the tools in the boot camp with examples and experiences shared as well.  I was able to learn a lot.

Beatriz Affonso,
Program Lead, Think Talent

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If you have any questions or need more advice on what the course can offer, we are here to help.

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