Design Thinking for Stronger Schools – Detroit MI


A 2-day experience* for school leaders and transformational educators who want to use design thinking to address a specific challenge and enact change in their schools, build complementary skills (systems thinking, rapid prototyping, change management), and work collaboratively. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills and techniques to lead with empathy
  • Reframe wicked education problems to address their root causes
  • Build responses and prepare to implement proposed solutions back at home
  • Work on a tangible issue with other educators from around the country

(No previous Design Thinking experience required. This workshop is a fantastic complement to our 3-day workshop, Design Thinking for Deeper Student Learning.)

*If you have a group of 5 or more or are from a Title I school, contact for special pricing!


Here’s what teachers and other school leaders have said about their HFLI workshop experiences:

“Crazy and hectic, amazing and energetic, full of learning and experiences!”


“The best organized training I’ve ever been to!”

“I feel like I can truly teach the Design Thinking Process to my students and help them apply it to life.”

“I now see through a Design Thinking eye and it leaves me in awe.”

Workshop runs approximately 8AM – 4PM each day. Your fee includes the selected workshop, materials, and breakfast/lunch/snack. Limited spots are available – register today!

*Previously known as “Innovation Leadership for Educators”