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Design Leadership Program 1 with Cité du Design

Location: Saint-Etiènne (FR)

Date: September 2018

Duration: 40 weeks

Workload: Average of 4 hours per week

Price: € 7.495.00

The Cité du Design is France's most active organisation to stimulate design in companies across all design disciplines. France has an industrial heritage, an upcoming digital and service industry, and a big need for strong design leaders.


Companies want stronger design managers that can lead design & designers in a direction that is good for business. In this program you will receive tools and methods to boost the value of design, with directly noticeable outcomes. This way you can create opportunities for designers, the design department and the whole company.


Design Leadership programs are designed for the busy design professional. That’s why a few things are important: Learning while working, an intensive interaction between student & tutor, fresh content straight from reality, low on theory high on practice, directly improvement of daily work and fun! Or let’s say ‘intrinsic motivation’.

You will learn:

  • Speaking the vocabulary of Design Management
  • Relating design to business
  • Clarifying the fuzzy world of design
  • Delivering design results efficiently
  • Communicating impactfully with designers, peers and management


  • Design Management
  • Design Leadership
  • Design Quality
  • Design Process
  • Design Language
  • Design Tools
  • Design Research
  • Design in CX
  • Design Value
  • Design Presentation
  • Design Briefing

The program consists of 4 phases of 2,5 months. It starts with a face-to-face education meeting, teaching several modules. After this meeting, you will be working on an individual and/or team assignment at home. Halfway you will have an online coaching meeting with the tutor about your progress. It ends with a face-to-face evaluation meeting where you will present your work on the assignment to the group. Meeting dates of this program will be published soon.

This program is for professionals who are looking for ways to take the next step in their career and become the design leader their company needs. A Design Leadership Program is set-up for 8-15 professionals that work with design on a daily basis, coming from design or functions that work with design on an intensive basis. We strive for a good mix between companies, industries and design disciplines. Are you ready to meet your new professional friends?