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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Illustration of LUMA characters saying testimonials from actual workshop participants: a life changing experience, this experience was a career-defining moment, best workshop ever, and saw what innovation looks like
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, non-profit/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 and conditions

Upcoming programs | 2020

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.
    Boston
    Mar 3 - 4, 2020
    Sold out

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Mar 18 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Apr 1 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Apr 15 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Melbourne
    Mar 17 - 18, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Apr 1 2020 12-2 PM, AEDT
    Apr 15 2020 12-2 PM, AEST
    Apr 29 2020 12-2 PM, AEST
    Pittsburgh
    Mar 24 - 25, 2020
    Sold out

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Apr 8 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Apr 22 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    May 6 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Chicago
    Apr 14 - 15, 2020
    Only three seats left

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Apr 29 2020 2-4 PM, CT
    May 13 2020 2-4 PM, CT
    May 27 2020 2-4 PM, CT
    Portland, OR
    Apr 21 - 22, 2020
    Sold out

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    May 6 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    May 20 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    Jun 3 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    Pittsburgh
    Apr 28 - 29, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    May 13 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    May 27 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Jun 10 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Washington, D.C.
    May 5 - 6, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    May 20 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    Jun 3 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    Jun 17 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    London
    May 5 - 6, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    May 20 2020 1-3 PM, GMT
    Jun 3 2020 1-3 PM, GMT
    Jun 17 2020 1-3 PM, GMT
    Singapore
    May 19 - 20, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 3 2020 9-11 AM, SGT
    Jun 17 2020 9-11 AM, SGT
    Jul 1 2020 9-11 AM, SGT
    Sydney
    May 26 - 27, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 10 2020 9-11 AM, AEST
    Jun 24 2020 9-11 AM, AEST
    Jul 1 2020 9-11 AM, AEST
    San Francisco
    Jun 2 - 3, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jun 17 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    Jul 1 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    Jul 15 2020 9-11 AM, PT
    Pittsburgh
    Jun 16 - 17, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 1 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    Jul 15 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    Jul 29 2020 3-5 PM, ET
    Boston
    Jun 23 - 24, 2020

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

    Coaching Sessions:
    Jul 8 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Jul 22 2020 12-2 PM, ET
    Aug 5 2020 12-2 PM, ET