Grow your skills.
Fuel your ability to create services and solutions with step-by step learning journeys.
Immediately apply your design skills with Fluid Hive’s unique learning, design and innovation tools.
Create more valuable services and solutions. Our courses help you:
Learn innovation tools to use and when and how to use them.
Effective frameworks and systems are great. But alone, they aren’t enough. You’ll find Fluid Hive Practice Tools that help you apply what you learn by asking and answering design thinking questions.
Lead people solving complex challenges.
Leading an innovation project means having and communicating a clear view of the road ahead. It also means spending your time helping people focus on applying their expertise. Our courses are full of tools that help you plan and tools that help you help your team make their best contributions.
Begin your innovation project, even when you don’t know where to start.
We all know the feeling of wanting to start a project, but hitting roadblocks or analysis paralysis. Fluid Hive Design Courses are designed to help you get through those frustrating first steps and launch your projects!
Work through innovation challenges that derail projects.
It’s easy to scale back your innovation ambitions when things get tough. Every problem worth solving has these moments. Learn from Dawan how to manage them and get through them successfully!
Get deeper innovation skills & tools.
Fluid Hive gives you the tools to improve your outcomes and grow as a designer and innovator.
Through carefully designed courses, Dawan helps you lay the foundation for new ways of thinking and solving.
Our step-by-step courses and tools are crafted to elevate your success as a designer and innovator.
Explore Your Courses
Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation Course
Learn how to find your event’s goals, how to make it interesting and effective for participants, and how to craft a minute-by-minute roadmap so workshops or events run smoothly.
Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation course is full of real-life examples of how Dawan has planned and run events and lessons from working with thousands of people.
Design Thinking 101 — Framing
Do more with Design Thinking. You’ll learn design thinking basics and advanced insights from years of practical application.
Every Design Thinking 101 course is a self-contained experience where you learn about design thinking as a set of questions you can Ask Like a Designer. Together, the five in-depth courses give you a simple and powerful foundation getting results with design thinking.
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See How You’ll Apply What You Learn
You get everything you need to apply what you learn in each Fluid Hive course.
Dawan was frustrated by excellent courses that left him to figure out how to apply everything.
So, he designed Fluid Hive Practice Tools for every course. Each Practice Tool turns your step-by-step learning into step-by-step action.
Watch this video to see a few of the Fluid Hive Practice Tools in our Designing Facilitation Course and learn more about them from Dawan.
Innovative ideas on Dawan’s Design Thinking 101 Podcast!
Dawan’s Design Thinking 101 Podcast features designers, innovators, and creative thinkers from around the world. Each episode delves into different topics that all connect back to creating services and solutions by thinking and solving like a designer.
Justin is an internationally-renowned design leader, author and speaker from Chicago. You'll often find him at AIGA's speaking events, he’s been interviewed in Forbes magazine and Medium's "Forge" publication, and he writes articles for Aquent, CEO World Magazine, and...
Scott Shigeoka is an internationally-recognized curiosity expert, speaker, and the author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. He is known for translating research into strategies that promote wellbeing and connected relationships...
Natalie Foley has over 20 years of experience leading teams in designing and launching new products, programs, and strategies across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Recently, she joined Opportunity at Work, where she builds, tests, and launches new...
Free Guide to Designing Facilitation
Thinking and solving like a designer requires facilitating meetings, events, and workshops where people learn, create, make, and decide.
This short workbook helps you design events by asking Fluid Hive’s Event Design Questions.
This is one of Fluid Hive’s most valuable Thinking Tools and its yours for free!
The Workbook is a great introduction to what Dawan teaches in Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation Course.
It’s also a great example of how Fluid Hive Practice Tools help you apply what you learn.
Inspiration, Tools & Tales in Your Inbox
Dawan shares his ideas, methods, and frameworks paired with Fluid Hive’s question-fueled approach to learning to help you start thinking and solving in new and creative ways.
Your Ask Like a Designer Studio connects you with people interested in thinking and solving like a designer.
Enjoy invitations to free, live Studio events. Receive articles, Design Thinking 101 podcast updates, tips, tools, templates, workshop information, and more to help you create and perform!
Dawan Stanford, JD, PhD
President, Fluid Hive