Designing Futures,
Empowering Innovators

Design thinking is a cornerstone of innovative workplace culture and can be applied across all industries and sectors, driving positive change throughout an organisation. Organisations that embrace design thinking report enhanced creativity, improved problem-solving, and greater people engagement. This human-centred approach not only boosts productivity but also fosters higher work satisfaction and reduces turnover.

SSTC’s Design Thinking Industry Partners

SSTC School of Professional Development

SSTC School of Professional Development provides Skills Training and Adult Education Training for both personal and corporate. We continue to evolve and continuosly work with industry partners to offer programmes that are both relevant and also future ready.

“Bite-sized” courses which are impactful, powerful and meaningful will enable individuals to be more valuable as their lives are enriched. Enabling them to be a contributor at their workplace, homes, groups and society.

We can customise courses to suit your individual or corporate needs.

The SSTC School of Professional Development together with consultancy partners will give you extra mileage in this modern-age race to be relevant and knowledgeable.

The Design Thinking Fundamentals

About the Design Thinking Fundamentals

Crafted by SSTC in collaboration with Design Thinkers Academy, the Design Thinking Fundamentals course taps into the collective wisdom of hundreds of industry experts from around the globe.

This unique, hands-on learning experience empowers you to deeply understand and master the tools and skills of design thinking, ensuring you can confidently apply them to drive innovation and solve real-world challenges.

Why Design Thinking ?

In today’s ever-evolving landscape, the ability to navigate challenges with creativity and empathy is invaluable. That’s why mastering Design Thinking isn’t just about staying competitive – it’s about embracing a mindset that fosters genuine connections and transformative solutions.

Imagine being able to truly understand the needs of your customers and colleagues, to create solutions that resonate deeply and make a real difference. Design Thinking isn’t just a tool – it’s a superpower that empowers learners to unlock their innate potential for innovation and collaboration.

So, dive in, embrace the journey, and discover the endless possibilities that Design Thinking can unlock for you. Because in a world driven by connection and creativity, there’s no limit to what you can achieve when you approach challenges with an open heart and a curious mind.

Who is this for ?

Our mission is to empower teams and professionals to adopt human-centred design to kick-starts bold innovation and drive positive change.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or simply someone passionate about making a positive impact, Design Thinking equips you with the skills and mindset needed to navigate the complexities of our world with grace and ingenuity.

Winning global companies, such as Apple, Coca Cola, ING, Virgin, Toyota, and others innovate continuously because of their culture of design thinking. They integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. Design-led companies put people first, not technology.

Benefits of Design Thinking

Enhanced Innovation and Creativity:

Design thinking fosters a culture of innovation by encouraging employees to think outside the box and explore unconventional solutions. This creative approach leads to the development of unique products, services, and processes that can set the organisation apart from competitors.

Improved Problem-Solving Abilities:

By focusing on a human-centred approach, design thinking enables teams to deeply understand and address the root causes of problems. This results in more effective and sustainable solutions that directly address the needs and challenges of users and stakeholders.

Increased Employee Engagement and Collaboration:

Design thinking promotes a collaborative work environment where employees feel valued and involved in the problem-solving process. This collaborative approach boosts employee morale, engagement, and satisfaction, as team members see their ideas and contributions making a tangible impact.

Greater Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty:

With its emphasis on empathy and user-centricity, design thinking ensures that products and services are tailored to meet the real needs of customers. This leads to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty, as users feel understood and valued by the organisation.

Enhanced Agility and Adaptability:

Design thinking equips organisations with the ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs. By fostering a mindset of continuous improvement and flexibility, organisations can pivot and innovate more efficiently, staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Improved Cross-Functional Collaboration:

Design thinking encourages collaboration across various departments and disciplines within an organisation. This holistic approach breaks down silos, fostering a more integrated and cohesive work environment where diverse perspectives are valued and leveraged to drive innovative solutions.

The Course Outline

1. Apply design thinking methodologies and execute design thinking processes to challenge norms and conventions in the organisation.

2. Apply design thinking methodologies to define design problems and generate new ideas for the organisation.

3. Apply human centred thinking approaches to discover opportunities for applying design thinking across the organisation

4. Generate value propositions for a persona that are aligned with the design challenge

5. Plan and strategise the implementation plan for prototyping stage

6. Present and communicate the design outcomes and process for design ideas

WSQ Funded and Certified Programmes Funding Support

Funding Support for Individuals
Course Fee Funding are available to self-sponsored individuals. Refer to the table below for the course fee funding for self-sponsored individuals.

Table 1: Course Fee Funding for SSG-approved courses for Self-sponsored Individuals (as of 12 Sep 2022)

Certifiable courses
Funding Support
SCs and PRs (Self-sponsored individuals must be at least 21 years old)
Up to 50% of course fees
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old (SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy)
Up to 70% of course fees

Funding Support for Employers
Course Fee and Absentee Payroll Funding are available for employers who sponsor employees for training.

Table 2: Course Fee Funding for SSG-approved courses for Employers (as of 12 Sep 2022)

Certifiable courses
Funding Support
SCs and PRs
Up to 50% of course fees
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
(SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy)
Up to 70% of course fees
(Enhanced Training Support for SMEs)

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