A six-day workshop to create more human-centered, strategic, and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. We teach how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social systems projects. Learn more and apply here.

Workshop dates:

December 8-13, 2019 (6-days)

Application timeline:

Apps Open: March 11,2019
Early Consideration Deadline: May 3,2019
Early Consideration Notifications: May 24,2019
Rolling Admissions: May 4,2019 - (until cohort filled); Notifications sent on the last Friday of each month


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 four tiers: $7,000, $4,000, $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.