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Build skills for the modern world

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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Advance your career and build your confidence with a 3-6 month action-oriented learning experience made up of cohort and self-paced courses.

Cohort Courses

Cohort Courses

Collaborate with a global community in our 5-week online courses and apply new skills to your day-to-day work to increase your impact.

Self-Paced Courses

Self-Paced Courses

Learn anytime, anywhere. Boost your skills with flexible, short-form online courses designed to fit your life. Access 90 days from purchase.

What You'll Learn

IDEO U equips you with creative problem-solving skills, easy-to-use tools, and leadership mindsets to stay resilient in our fast-changing modern world

Design Thinking

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

Tim Brown, Chair of IDEO

  • Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate
    Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate
    Learn the core skills and mindsets of design thinking
    Certificate Program 2-3 Months
    Regular price
    $1,198
    Sale price
    $1,198
    Unit price
    per 
  • Insights for Innovation
    Insights for Innovation Course from IDEO U
    Learn to use insights to turn customer needs into human-centered solutions
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Advanced Design Thinking Certificate
    Advanced Design Thinking Certificate
    Deepen your design thinking skills and practice
    Certificate Program 5+ Months
    Regular price
    $2,595
    Sale price
    $2,595
    Unit price
    per 
  • From Ideas to Action
    From Ideas to Action Course from IDEO U
    Learn to prototype, experiment, and iterate to move your ideas forward
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Hello Design Thinking
    Introductory
    Hello Design Thinking Course from IDEO U
    An introduction to the foundational concepts and tools of design thinking
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Prototyping for Digital Experiences
    New
    Prototyping for Digital Experiences Course from IDEO U
    Low-fidelity prototyping methods for digital products and services
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Human-Centered Service Design
    Human-Centered Service Design Course from IDEO U
    Design the moments that matter
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing a Business
    Designing a Business Course from IDEO U
    Build a stronger business through design
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Storytelling for Influence
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Impactful Presentations
    New
    Impactful Presentations - IDEO U Course
    Craft human-centered presentations that connect, resonate, and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Hello Design Thinking in Spanish
    Hello Design Thinking Course from IDEO U
    Una introducción a los conceptos fundamentales del design thinking
    Self-Paced Course Empieza Cuando Quieras
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
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    per 

Innovation

“Innovation is now recognized as the single most important ingredient in any modern economy.”

– Tom Kelley, IDEO Partner

  • Designing Strategy
    New
    Designing Strategy Course from IDEO U
    Unite rigor and creativity to create a successful strategy
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $699
    Sale price
    $699
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing a Business
    Designing a Business Course from IDEO U
    Build a stronger business through design
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    New
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration - IDEO U Course
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing for Change
    Designing for Change Course from IDEO U
    Create change through movements, not mandates
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $699
    Sale price
    $699
    Unit price
    per 
  • Insights for Innovation
    Insights for Innovation Course from IDEO U
    Learn to use insights to turn customer needs into human-centered solutions
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 

Leadership

“The ability to tolerate and navigate ambiguity—and to guide organizations without knowing what’s ahead—is one of the key leadership qualities of our time.” 

–Suzanne Gibbs Howard, founder and Dean of IDEO U

  • Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate
    Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate
    Lead teams for creativity and collaboration
    Certificate Program 3+ Months
    Regular price
    $1,897
    Sale price
    $1,897
    Unit price
    per 
  • Leading for Creativity
    Leading for Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Empower others to generate and execute bold ideas
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $699
    Sale price
    $699
    Unit price
    per 
  • Storytelling for Influence
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    New
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration - IDEO U Course
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing Strategy
    New
    Designing Strategy Course from IDEO U
    Unite rigor and creativity to create a successful strategy
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $699
    Sale price
    $699
    Unit price
    per 
  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • From Superpowers to Great Teams
    From Superpowers to Great Teams Course from IDEO U
    Activate greatness in yourself and others
    Self-Paced Course Start Anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Designing for Change
    Designing for Change Course from IDEO U
    Create change through movements, not mandates
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $699
    Sale price
    $699
    Unit price
    per 

Power Skills

“It is only in teams where you have the courage and bravery to be your full self that you can contribute your best.”

Keith Yamashita, SYPartners Chairman and Founder

  • Cultivating Creative Collaboration
    New
    Cultivating Creative Collaboration - IDEO U Course
    Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Impactful Presentations
    New
    Impactful Presentations - IDEO U Course
    Craft human-centered presentations that connect, resonate, and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • From Superpowers to Great Teams
    From Superpowers to Great Teams Course from IDEO U
    Activate greatness in yourself and others
    Self-Paced Course Start Anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Storytelling for Influence
    Storytelling for Influence Course from IDEO U
    Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 
  • Power of Purpose
    Power of Purpose Course from IDEO U
    Learn to work and lead with purpose
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Unlocking Creativity
    Unlocking Creativity Course from IDEO U
    Exercises to overcome the common barriers to creativity
    Self-Paced Course start anytime
    Regular price
    $199
    Sale price
    $199
    Unit price
    per 
  • Insights for Innovation
    Insights for Innovation Course from IDEO U
    Learn to use insights to turn customer needs into human-centered solutions
    Cohort Course 5 Weeks
    Regular price
    $599
    Sale price
    $599
    Unit price
    per 

Change Through Innovation & Design

We're part of IDEO, an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations innovate and grow. IDEO U was created to share the methods and mindsets that IDEO has practiced for decades and to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to become more resilient, adaptable, and innovative.

Growing an online pharmacy from startup to sale

Launching a nationwide venture that redefines and simplifies how customers engage with their pharmacy.

Designing a network of schools from the ground up

Scaling an entire network of schools for the growing Peruvian middle class.

Loved by Learners Across the Globe

Alexandra Business Analyst TELUS Communications
Juston Sr. eLearning Specialist Spectrum Health
Rachel Design & UX Lead Firefly Learning
Evan Copywriter Advertising & Marketing Agency
From Ideas to Action
Cohort Course

“IDEO U courses are very effective in teaching design thinking in a way that is digestible and practical. Learning to apply these methods to a real-world challenge really provides a sense of completion, and makes it easier for me to speak to what I've learned.”

Alexandra Vancouver, BC, Canada
Insights for Innovation
Cohort Course

“The topics and tools covered go much more in depth than anything I learned ‘trial by fire.’ Each module left me buzzing with ideas of how I could instantly apply this to my role and share with my team. I've already put some of these ideas in motion to innovate my team's educational offerings.”

Juston Grand Rapids, MI
Leading for Creativity
Cohort Course

“A few months after taking the Leading for Creativity course I was promoted to lead design in our organisation. The fact that I was already demonstrating creative leadership qualities helped the leaders make this decision, and I felt confident enough to accept the offer, knowing what is expected of a creative leader.”

Rachel London, UK
Designing a Business
Cohort Course

“I found this course extremely useful. It helped me clarify ideas I’d been spinning my wheels on, and it also helped me identify and practice a system I can use in the future to continue developing my idea. Those are the exact two things I was seeking going into the course.”

Evan San Francisco, CA

Learn Alongside Leading Companies

The IDEO U Learning Experience

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.