Design denmark partners with PARK Academy

Design denmark is delighted to announce a partnership with PARK Academy to deliver their flagship Design Leadership programme. Applications are now open for the programme commencing September 2024. Developed for those who work full time leading or managing design functions, this experiential learning programme is delivered over 40 weeks with assignments that use proprietary PARK Consulting tools. Participants receive individual coaching on all module assignments and each programme has a maximum of 12 participants.

PARK Academy (previously known as Grow), PARK has now educated more than 2000 students worldwide, established internal design academies for clients including LEGO, Dräger and Bosch and led the delivery of numerous design council education programmes worldwide.

Founded in 1998 in the Netherlands and Germany, PARK builds and scales design and innovation capabilities for organisations and people that want to create a better tomorrow.

Since its foundation 25 years ago, PARK has established itself as a global thought leader in the fields of Design Management and Design Leadership, partnering with over 300 distinct clients across the globe including Mars, Airbus, GSK, and Datev. PARK comprises a global team of Design & Innovation Leadership experts with diverse backgrounds and deep experience working across industries, geographies, and design disciplines.

Henrik Lübker, CEO of Design denmark said: “We see a quite dramatic shift these years as design is utilized more and more as a strategic, innovation tool in Danish companies. This also means that design management and leadership becomes much more important, and therefore we are pleased to partner up with the renowned design management programme, PARK”

Frans Joziasse, PARK programme lead said: “PARK is now a global brand in the growing field of Design Leadership. Organisations are facing many new challenges that represent exciting opportunities. The future of design is about the growing complexity in which organisations operate and with that more responsibility for designers, and that means that they need to be trained in how to lead and how to manage that responsibility in their organisations to maximise their impact. PARK Academy Design Leadership programme empowers designers to confidently manage and lead design in organisations”

Frans Joziasse

About PARK
Since 1998, PARK has been a global leader in building and scaling design capabilities for organisations and people that want to create a better tomorrow. 

As well as partnering with clients to embed design capability in organisations, PARK are leaders in design management and design leadership education with a suite of proprietary tools and programmes developed especially for design professionals.

About Dd
Design denmark is the industry association for Danish design professionals since 1946. We drive positive change through action, inspiration, and collaboration. We award and celebrate excellence and originality in design and promote Danish design’s greater good impact worldwide.


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