A four-day workshop focused on creating effective programs, or redesigning programs to increase their effectiveness. We teach design thinking as the central method to advance work in a more human, creative, and iterative way. Learn more and apply here.

Workshop dates:

August 27-30, 2019 (4-day)

Application timeline:

Apps Open: March 11,2019
Apps Close: May 3,2019
Notifications: May 24,2019


Stanford d.school
416 Escondido Mall, Building 550
Stanford, CA 94305

Who should apply:

Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.


Tuition is offered at three tiers: $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000.

We are offering discounted tuition tiers to make the workshop more equitable and accessible to organizations with limited resources. The request for reduced tuition is included in the application itself and determined on an individual basis.

Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Airfare and lodging are not included in the program fee.

We highly encourage individuals to consider applying with their team, or members of their team. A 20% discounted rate is offered for two or more attendees from the same organization.