• Certificate of Attendance: You will receive a certificate upon completion of this training program.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): You will receive 1.0 credit hour upon completion of this program.

About this workshop

In our rapidly changing work, people are asked to work on a wide variety of complex issues that are characterized by greater ambiguity, uncertainty, and stakeholder disagreement. In too many situations, issue resolution efforts fail largely because leaders, employees, and teams do not have a systematic approach to design thinking as they work on these problems and opportunities. This workshop, based on Dr. David Weiss’ co-authored book Innovative Intelligence (Publisher: Wiley) and his subsequent innovation and design thinking work, describes how leaders, employees, and teams can lead innovation by applying a design thinking framework.

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will explore the following:

  • How to lead innovation by focusing on complex user experiences?

  • How to apply a design thinking framework to gain insight and discover innovative solutions to complex issues?

  • How can participants apply these ideas to their work situations?


Dr. David Weiss

Dr. David S. Weiss, Ph.D., ICD.D is President and CEO of Weiss International Ltd., a firm specializing in innovation, leadership, and HR consulting for many Fortune 500, social enterprise and public-sector organizations. David has provided consulting on more than 1000 business and organizational projects, delivered over 200 conference presentations and he has written over 50 journal and trade articles. He is the author or co-author of seven books including Innovative Intelligence (Wiley, also available in Chinese and Persian) which was reported by CBC News as a “top 5 business book” in the year it was published. David has conducted executive sessions in Canada, USA, China, Russia, Israel, Uganda, South Africa, Malaysia, Chile, Hungary, Paris and England. Previously, Affiliate Professor of Rotman School of Management, Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University, and VP and Chief Innovation Officer of Knightsbridge, David currently teaches at four university executive development programs, including Rotman, Schulich, DeGroote and St, Mary’s University. David’s doctorate is from the University of Toronto and he has three Master’s degrees. He has been honoured by many organizations globally including by the Government of Canada with the “Distinguished Lecturer” certificate, by the Asia-Pacific HR Congress with the “HR Leadership Award,” and by HRPA with the lifetime designation of “Fellow HRPA.” Download many of David’s articles at www.weissinternational.ca/articles , read an article about David’s innovative ideas at www.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Solomon_Weiss and join over 10,000 followers on Twitter at @DrDavidWeiss