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Fluid Hive Design Skills Courses

Courses that help people create services and solutions by thinking and solving like a designer.

Join Dawan in a Free Design Skills Workshop!

Solve Like a Designer

A unique introduction to design thinking and more!

11 June 2024, 1:30 PM ET, 90 minutes, Register Here!

Workshop Design Lab

18 June 2024, 1:30 PM ET, 90 minutes, Notify Me!

Free workshops for people who want to develop, practice and learn design skills for creating services and solutions.

Live, interactive, practical experiences led by Dr. Dawan Stanford.

What You Get in Each Course

Step-by-Step Clarity

I break everything down into digestible pieces. You’ll see where to start, what happens next, and when you’re done.

Design Skills

Each course focuses on Fluid Hive’s 7 Design Skills — what must be able to do to think and solve like a designer.

Template Gold

Fluid Hive Practice Tools are more than templates. They help you immediately apply what you learn to creating and solving.

At Your Speed

The courses are self-paced with each design as a small, self-contained learning experience. Take small bites or come hungry and devour.


See for yourself. Peek inside Designing Facilitation

Question-based Learning

Each course is built around something you’re already great at: asking questions. In Fluid Hive courses, you’ll learn each topic by learning the questions experts ask, how to answer them, and how to turn your answers into great outcomes.

The Designing Facilitation Course

Are you ready to design outstanding events that will engage participants and get the outcomes you need?

Fluid Hive's Designing Facilitation Course is a step-by-step design thinking-fueled system for creating and leading events, workshops and meetings that solve problems, save money, and protect your reputation.

Find Better Problems Course

In this self-paced, online course, Find Better Problems: Creating Better Solutions by Framing More Valuable Problems to Solve, you will learn to create more effective solutions by understanding the problem you are trying to solve.

Creating effective solutions begins with finding, defining and refining the problem you're trying to solve. I help you do that and more with step-by-step instruction and practical templates.

Ask Like a Designer Articles

In Ask Like a Designer, I write about Fluid Hive’s 7 Design Skills. I share design ideas, methods, frameworks, templates, and a question-fueled approach to designing services and solutions. Each article gives you things to start using today. Cheers ~ Dawan

Fluid Hive Design Skills

  1. Designing Solutions
  2. Facilitating Meaningful Moments
  3. Evolving Personal Performance
  4. Evolving Team Performance
  5. Telling Stories
  6. Leading Change
  7. Shifting Systems

Your Ask Like a Designer Studio!

~ a free resource

You get Design Skills lessons and workshop invitiations, course discounts, Ask Like a Designer articles, podcast announcements, and more!
Cheers ~ Dawan

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Dawan Stanford, JD, PhD

President, Fluid Hive

Meet Dawan, Your Learning Guide

I help people create services and solutions in workshops and courses, and via Fluid Hive consulting projects.

My big question at Fluid Hive: How might we build better ways to create services and solutions by thinking and solving like a designer?

Fluid Hive Design Skills Workshops and Courses are one answer. Fluid Hive’s Question-based Learning and Practice inside each course are more answers.

When someone listens to the Design Thinking 101 Podcast, attends a Fluid Hive workshop or event, or engages us as a consultant or adviser, I’m answering that question.

I hope you’ll join me in a Fluid Hive course so I can help you find new ways to answer your big question.

Stay lucky ~ Dawan

We design courses and workshops for people who create services and solutions.