Urban Leadership Sprint is a virtual learning program designed to inspire people in urban development to navigate the challenges of today, innovate under pressure and experiment in a safe environment.
Weekly 2.5 hr online INTERACTIVES
Key questions are explored through next-thinking stimulus, real life examples, practical frameworks, peer- to-peer knowledge exchange and guest leading practitioner insights.
Individual and small-group EXPLORATION activities between interactives
Encouraging reflective practice, deepening knowledge and consolidating learning.
‘Learn while affecting change’ through a DESIGN SPRINT
New solutions to cohort defined challenges are developed by Challenge Teams (small cross-system working groups of 5-7 participants) using design thinking and innovation methods.
PITCH your ideas to industry leaders
Challenge Teams present their concepts to industry leaders, with the leading project idea awarded a 12 month Studio THI mentorship.
Meet & greet
Bring your lunch, meet your cohort and get to know the Studio THI team
Urban development system
PERSPECTIVES & PURPOSE
What is the urban development system? What is its purpose?
What are the urban challenges we can’t solve alone? Select Challenge Team to work on for remainder of program
What is the system’s view of this challenge?
How do we develop ideas together? How do we collectively prioritise the ideas to progress?
Navigate the system
IDEA TO REALITY
What must happen to bring this idea to life?
Storytelling for influence
How do we get cross-system buy-in and support for concept?
Studio THI 12 month mentorship of best idea
Quartley 2 hour mentoring sessions for 12 months
Knowledge and skills outcomes
Broaden and deepen your understanding of the urban development system
The key actors, its purpose, the operating environment and your individual and organisational roll
Increase your urban leadership capabilities
With a specific focus on:
- Collaboration and innovation in complexity
- Navigating and influencing your operating environment
- Maximising the benefit of urban development
Discover and practice key design thinking methods
Challenge framing and analysis, tension mapping, end user insights, collaborative ideation and storytelling for influence