Learning Design Management while you work is made easy by Grow, a new professional educational program. In cooperation with the Norwegian Design Council Grow now offer Cross-Company programs in Norway targeting businesses or design agencies.
Powered by PARK, and developed straight from practice, Grow educates professional designers, design directors and current design managers in leading best practices.
Are you a design director and want your design managers to level up?
Are you already managing design but want to do it more professionally?
Are you a senior designer and ready to become a design manager?
We’ll get you there!
Benefits for the Norwegian participants include Oslo based classes to reduce travel times and associated costs for attending a professional while-you-work-education in the area of design management, along with professional networking opportunities and shared learnings with industry peers.
"This is not a course - this is real life!" Søren - Senior Design Manager i Lego
"Great people, great tutors, great challenges!!" Jenny - Head of Design Management i Beiersdorf
"Personal but highly professional education program" Matthias - Interface Designer at Dräger
"I have learned very applicable design management skills that I am working into my role at NCR everyday"
Steve - Manager Industrial Design i NCR
"GROW Education + professional students = AWESOME LEARNING" Daniel -Senior Manager Digital Design Concept Lab at LEGO
The education program started in February/March 2013 with two separate courses
1) Cross-company: Designers and design managers working in house to attend with others within non-competing industries. Start up in Oslo 5. March 2013. Study meetings 19. - 20. March, 7. - 8. May, 26. - 27. June, 3. - 4. September, 5. - 6. November.
2) Cross-agency: Designers and design managers working in agencies (or self-employed) to attend with other designers. Start up in Oslo 1. February 2013. Study meetings 14. - 15. February, 9. - 10. April, 4. - 5 June, 20. - 21. August, 15. - 16. October.
Due to special interest in the cross-agency course we will start a Cross-agency II on 5th September 2013.
The participants need to have working experience in the professional field of design, as practicing designer (senior designer) or design manager (non design background is ok). Each course will consist of 8-12 participants.
Duration of the courses is approximately 40 weeks with a minimum study load of 4 hours per week. 11 meeting days in Oslo (at DogA): 1 x start up meeting 5th September, 4 x 2-days live education meetings (17. - 18. September, 26. - 27. November, 21. - 22. January, 18. - 19. March) and 2 x days overall evaulation/final meeting 21. - 21. May 2013.
Participan fee is 7.000 euro including iPad, course material and meals during study meetings in Oslo (6.500 euro when using your own iPad.) We will invoice 50 % before start -up and 50 % halfway.
Registration is binding 10 days after signing up.
If you have any questions, please contact Jannicke Hølen, Head of Programme at Norwegian Design Council