Start thinking and working like a designer

Previously available only to our enterprise clients, LUMA Institute is now offering our Practitioner Certification Program to the public. The program combines expert instruction in the LUMA System of Innovation through hands-on training, peer-to-peer learning and on-demand resources to help everyone build skills and confidence thinking and working like a designer.  

The program starts with a two-day, in-person workshop followed by three coaching sessions, two hours each, held remotely with a certified LUMA instructor.  Check our schedule for cities and dates.

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Earn LUMA's practitioner certification

Participants who successfully complete program requirements will earn LUMA Practitioner Certification in recognition of your new design skills and accomplishments.

You’ll receive a customized, downloadable certification document as well as a digital badge to share on social media and in your email signature.

Program Details

The Practitioner Certification Program begins with LUMA’s two-day, in-person Fundamentals of Innovation workshop that introduces you to the LUMA System of Innovation in a group setting.

Through a dynamic mix of presentations and hands-on activities, the workshop will teach you to apply a versatile system that:

  • Provides your teams with a repeatable way to innovate
  • Promotes productive collaboration across teams
  • Offers creative alternatives to traditional brainstorming
  • Helps uncover deeper insights from market research
  • Guides and informs development work for products, services and processes

Following the workshop, you’ll continue with activities and instruction to help you effectively apply human-centered design to your daily work. Components include:

  • Remote sessions for expert coaching and instruction in additional design methods
  • Assignments to complete and share
  • Peer-to-peer sessions to give and get constructive feedback
  • Presentations to demonstrate how you have used human-centered design

Throughout the Practitioner Certification Program, you’ll use LUMA Workplace®, LUMA’s digital platform that’s loaded with human-centered design tools, resources, how-to videos, expert tips, downloads and more.

Note: To earn LUMA certification, you must attend the opening workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

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What You Get

During the course of the program, participants will receive:

  • Expert instruction built on real-life scenarios
  • A common language for problem-solving
  • Hands-on practice to deepen new design skills
  • Guidance on how to bring a new way of working into your workplace
  • “Innovating for People,” our acclaimed handbook of human-centered design methods
  • A deck of LUMA’s human-centered design planning cards
  • One-year subscription to LUMA Workplace®, LUMA’s digital platform
  • Workshop completion certificate
  • Expert remote coaching with your group
  • Peer-to-peer learning with others in your group

Participants who successfully complete all program requirements receive:

  • Downloadable certification document customized with your name
  • Digital badge for posting to social media and sharing in email signatures

 

Costs

  • $2,250 USD per person, standard rate
  • $1,950 USD per person, nonprofit/education/government rate
  • Group rate: $1,950 USD per person for 3-5 members from the same organization

Visit individual registration links in the Upcoming Programs section to see prices in local currency for international programs.

Terms  & Conditions

Upcoming Programs

Includes a two-day, in-person workshop and three remote coaching sessions. To earn LUMA certification you must attend the workshop and all three coaching sessions.
    Pittsburgh
    May 21 - 22, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 5 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Jun 19 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Jul 10 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Sydney
    May 28 - 29, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 12 2019 9-11 AM, AEST
    Jun 26 2019 9-11 AM, AEST
    Jul 10 2019 9-11 AM, AEST
    Boston
    Jun 4 - 5, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 19 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Jul 10 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Jul 24 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    London
    Jun 11 - 12, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 26 2019 3-5 PM, BST
    Jul 10 2019 3-5 PM, BST
    Jul 24 2019 3-5 PM, BST
    Pittsburgh
    Jun 18 - 19, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 10 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Jul 24 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Aug 7 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Melbourne
    Jun 25 - 26, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 10 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Jul 24 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Aug 7 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Singapore
    Jul 2 - 3, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 17 2019 9-11 AM, SGT
    Jul 31 2019 9-11 AM, SGT
    Aug 14 2019 9-11 AM, SGT
    San Francisco
    Jul 9 - 10, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 24 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Aug 7 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Aug 21 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Washington, D.C.
    Jul 16 - 17, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 31 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Aug 14 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Aug 28 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Pittsburgh
    Jul 23 - 24, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Aug 7 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Aug 21 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Sep 11 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Sydney
    Jul 30 - 31, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Aug 14 2019 3-5 PM, AEST
    Aug 28 2019 3-5 PM, AEST
    Sep 11 2019 3-5 PM, AEST
    Boston
    Aug 6 - 7, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Aug 21 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Sep 11 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Sep 25 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Dubai
    Aug 13 - 14, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Aug 28 2019 4-6 PM, GST
    Sep 11 2019 4-6 PM, GST
    Sep 25 2019 4-6 PM, GST
    Pittsburgh
    Aug 20 - 21, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Sep 11 2019 3-5 PM, ET
    Sep 25 2019 3-5 PM, ET
    Oct 9 2019 3-5 PM, ET
    Toronto
    Aug 27 - 28, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Sep 18 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Oct 2 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Oct 16 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Melbourne
    Sep 3 - 4, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Sep 18 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Oct 2 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Oct 16 2019 12-2 PM, AEST
    Washington, D.C.
    Sep 10 - 11, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Sep 25 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Oct 9 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Oct 23 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Hong Kong
    Sep 17 - 18, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Oct 2 2019 12-2 PM, HKT
    Oct 16 2019 12-2 PM, HKT
    Oct 30 2019 12-2 PM, HKT
    Pittsburgh
    Sep 24 - 25, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Oct 9 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Oct 23 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Nov 6 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    London
    Oct 1 - 2, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Oct 16 2019 12-2 PM, BST
    Oct 30 2019 12-2 PM, BST
    Nov 13 2019 12-2 PM, BST
    Chicago
    Oct 8 - 9, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Oct 23 2019 2-4 PM, CT
    Nov 6 2019 2-4 PM, CT
    Nov 20 2019 2-4 PM, CT
    San Francisco
    Oct 15 - 16, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Oct 30 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Nov 13 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Dec 4 2019 12-2 PM, PT
    Pittsburgh
    Oct 22 - 23, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Nov 6 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Nov 20 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Dec 4 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Dubai
    Oct 29 - 30, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Nov 13 2019 1-3 PM, GST
    Nov 27 2019 1-3 PM, GST
    Dec 11 2019 1-3 PM, GST
    Boston
    Nov 5 - 6, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Nov 20 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Dec 4 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Dec 18 2019 12-2 PM, ET
    Portland, OR
    Nov 12 - 13, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Nov 20 2019 9-11 AM, PT
    Dec 4 2019 9-11 AM, PT
    Dec 18 2019 9-11 AM, PT
    Pittsburgh
    Nov 19 - 20, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Dec 4 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Dec 18 2019 9-11 AM, ET
    Jan 8 2020 9-11 AM, ET
    Singapore
    Nov 26 - 27, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Dec 11 2019 9-11 AM, SGT
    Jan 8 2020 9-11 AM, SGT
    Jan 22 2020 9-11 AM, SGT
    Sydney
    Dec 3 - 4, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Dec 18 2019 12-2 PM, AEDT
    Jan 15 2020 12-2 PM, AEDT
    Jan 29 2020 12-2 PM, AEDT
    Pittsburgh
    Dec 10 - 11, 2019

    To earn certification, you must attend the in-person workshop and all three remote coaching sessions.

    Coaching Sessions:
    Dec 18 2019 3-5 PM, EST
    Jan 8 2020 3-5 PM, EST
    Jan 22 2020 3-5 PM, EST