Design Thinking Workshop

Power Skills

What is Design Thinking Workshop

A Design Thinking workshop is a collaborative session that is focused on the five phases of Design Thinking. It’s a process that is designed to encourage creative problem solving and innovation from each member of the group in order to address business challenges. 

The five phases of Design Thinking are: 

  • Empathize - Understanding user problems and needs
  • Define - Articulating the challenge 
  • Ideate - Brainstorming ideas and devising solutions 
  • Prototype - Building prototypes 
  • Test - Testing on users 

By no means just for designers, a Design Thinking workshop is a methodology intended for the whole team and can be applied to numerous areas of business, from sales through to senior management. There’s also flexibility when it comes to the length and location of a Design Thinking Workshop. Depending on the size of the challenge and the goals and needs of the individuals taking part, a workshop can take place over a few hours or up to a week if needed and is adaptable to both remote and in-person work settings.


Time Agenda
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 PM - 12:00PM Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Workshop
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop

Speaker Bio


Bruce Gay

Bruce Gay helps individuals improve their project management skills, become better leaders, and achieve professional greatness. Bruce has over two decades of experience managing large, complex programs and customer relationships across multiple industries. He is the owner of Astrevo, a consulting firm that provides project management training and coaching. Bruce enjoys “getting things done” and working collaboratively with others to solve hard problems.

Bruce is a well-received speaker in the areas of design thinking and project management, cross-team collaboration, and AI tools for projects, and has presented at regional and international conferences. For the past 15+ years, Bruce managed product teams that incorporated UX Design and Design Thinking methodologies into their product development processes.

Bruce lives in Pittsburgh, USA with his wife, two daughters, and his two dogs. Bruce is an active volunteer within the project management community and has served as Director of Corporate Sponsorship for the PMI Pittsburgh chapter for several years.


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Type of category: Workshop

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: May 20th, 2023

Hour: 9:00 to 15:00

Number of PDUs: 6