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Design Thinking
(IBF Funded Programme)

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

design thinking

Organisations with a strong culture of innovation understand the challenges of developing new ideas, solutions, and products while also managing the successful implementation of these innovations. Innovation requires finding original insight, skillfully translating them into testable prototypes, and carefully combining and refining the prototypes into a successful solution or product.
Benefits to You
Business Outcomes
The objective of the program is to introduce participants to different innovation strategies that have been successful through the application of a design thinking approach. This involves identifying fresh customer insights, finding the right problem to solve, and analysing consumption behaviours.

Learning Outcomes
(i)Enhance innovation competencies through integrated design thinking simulations.
(ii)Gain leading edge knowledge on leading innovation
(iii)Develop insights on how to leverage and align key stakeholders to innovate.
(iv)Be equipped with practical tools and skills for the implementation of Design Thinking within organisations.
Programme Outline
•Understanding the need for Innovation
•Finding the right insights for Innovation & Developing innovative solutions
•Selective innovative solutions for further development
•Effective communication of innovative solutions to key stakeholders
•Problem identification and ideation
Who Must Attend

(Level 4) Managers
(Level 5) Senior Managers & Directors
(Level 6) C-Suite

Programme Leader
Dr. Kevyn Yong provides overall leadership for SIM’s Professional Development and Enterprise Learning, Learner Advisory and Career Center, and Marketing and Recruitment. Dr. Yong has delivered customised leadership and innovation programmes for many corporate partners, including Amazon and ATOS in France, United Overseas Bank in Singapore, etc. Dr. Yong was also Associate Professor of Management at HEC Paris and taught courses at Cornell University and the National University of Singapore. Recognized for teaching excellence, he has been awarded the Pedagogy Innovation Prize by the HEC Foundation in 2011 and making the Dean’s Honor roll at the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Yong received his Ph.D. in Management and Organisations from the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University.
Mohan Mirwani is the CEO and founder of a company focused on coaching, training and mentoring on Continuous Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Intrapreneurship and Lean Methodologies. 

Mohan was a Senior Advisor to CIO Academy Asia for two years as a consultant on Digital Transformation for Companies in various sectors and also trainer/coach for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was a key speaker in many of the events organized by CIO Academy on Digital Transformation. 

He developed his own Digital Transformation Maturity Model suitable for Corporates to SMEs and MNCs and a roadmap to help companies accomplish their digital strategy and implementation.   
CategorySIM Member Fee  (S$)Non-member Fee  (S$)
  Total Fee (S$)   Total Fee (S$) 
Fee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GSTFee/Pax (S$)GST (S$) including GST
Normal Fees3000.00210.003210.003000.00210.003210.00
This programme is eligible to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for :
IBF Course Fee Subsidy (up to 90% deductible from course fees - applicable till 31 Dec 2021) 
-  IBF Credit (5% deductible from course fees - applicable till 31 Dec 2020)
-  Training Allowance Grant of $10 per training & assessment hour (for
 Self-sponsored Individuals) will be accorded to eligible participants upon successful completion of the  programme.  You will receive the  grant via PayNow linked to your NRIC within 30 days from programme completion. 
-  Training Allowance Grant of $15 per training & assessment hour (for Company-sponsored Staff) will be accorded to the organisation upon participants’ successful completion of the programme.  You will receive the grant within 30 days from programme completion.

Enquiries : Kathleen Tan - 62489407 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
16/11/2020 - 17/11/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmvia ZOOMNov 09, 2020 Register