Design Thinking for Practitioners
Course #PDS CodeLengthClassification
SOC 44452 Weeks Resident
UNCLASSIFIED
DSNCOMME-mailEnrollment Type
299-3824(813) 826-3824DesignThinking@socom.milNomination

Course Information

Description: This intense two-week course prepares SOF practitioners for design thinking during complex planning and resourcing efforts. Students apply the design thinking processes to a complex scenario through small group exercises, tailored lessons, and advanced readings. Using critical and creative thinking, graduates will be able to participate on design teams that better inform leaders’ decision-making.

 

Audience: Action officers from USSOCOM, the TSOCs, and the components who will participate in special operations design teams. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to Design Thinking and at least six months experience as a participant on SOF design teams is recommended for the course.

Text and Material: Students will be expected to read 10-15 pages each night and then apply them during class. Students are expected to present reasoned analysis of their conclusions in a small group setting. In addition, students will be assigned an article before the first day of class and then be expected to present a five-minute synopsis and a written one-page executive summary of their assigned article to the class the morning of day three. 

Accreditation: JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. 

*Course registration typically opens 60-90 days before course start date.

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