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LUMA Anywhere Courses

Learn design thinking skills and strategies online with live, expert instruction from LUMA Institute

New! Coming in April

Introducing LUMA Anywhere – a selection of engaging and dynamic courses that provide an easy, flexible and online option for everyone to learn design thinking skills, from wherever you are.

In LUMA Anywhere courses, you’ll get

  • Live learning sessions led by a LUMA-certified instructor
  • Courses use Zoom video conferencing to maximize participation, encourage visual learning and support collaboration from any location
  • Individualized attention — just 12 learners per course


Topics that support the way you work

Design Thinking Essentials
Experience level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None

Learn six essential human-centered design methods from the LUMA System of Innovation to help you deeply understand the problems you’re trying to solve, then develop innovative solutions.

This course equips you to:
  • Speak the language of design thinking and use the LUMA System
  • Use the six essential methods you’ve learned for common business challenges
  • Use LUMA Workplace®, a digital platform for tools and resources, to develop your design thinking skills and use them in your work with confidence

Making Remote Teamwork Human-centered
Experience level: Intermediate to advanced
Prerequisite: Design Thinking Essentials or Fundamentals of Innovation workshop

Learn strategies and practical tips for using design thinking remotely with colleagues, clients or anyone else, no matter where they are, using human-centered design methods from the LUMA System of Innovation.

This course equips you to:
  • Determine how and when to plan and run effective remote collaboration sessions
  • Use human-centered design methods remotely, whether working on your own or collaborating with others
  • Follow best practices and leverage common tools to support remote work

Facilitating Great Meetings
Experience level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Design Thinking Essentials or Fundamentals of Innovation workshop

Learn how to plan, prepare for and facilitate your own design thinking work session to address a simple problem of your choice — a work challenge, a personal situation or a fictional scenario — by using human-centered design methods from the LUMA System of Innovation.

This course equips you to:
  • Plan and prepare human-centered work sessions to address common challenges
  • Facilitate engaging work sessions with agility
  • Document and share outcomes from those sessions with participants and other stakeholders


Each course section has 12 seats.

  • Per seat: $850 USD
  • All 12 seats in a single purchase: $8,500 USD

Course format

LUMA Anywhere courses are three weeks long.

In advance, you’ll review orientation information and complete a warmup activity so you’re ready to dive in.

During weeks 1 and 2, you’ll attend a 2-hour live learning session each week and complete one assignment per week. Assignments will require at least 1-2 hours on your own.

During week 3, you’ll attend the final 2-hour live learning session with a wrap-up and traction plan.


Who should enroll in a LUMA Anywhere course?

LUMA Institute’s vision is to empower people to innovate, everywhere. That means public LUMA Anywhere courses are open to everyone.


As our introductory course, Design Thinking Essentials does not have a prerequisite.

Making Remote Teamwork Human-centered and Facilitating Great Meetings both have a prerequisite to ensure all learners have the same foundational knowledge. You must have completed at least one of the following:

  • LUMA Anywhere: Design Thinking Essentials
  • LUMA’s Fundamentals of Innovation workshop


Public sections of LUMA Anywhere courses may have multiple people from the same organization, as well as individuals taking part on their own. You’ll be surprised (and delighted) by who you meet!

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