Course introduction

Environmental sustainability has gained significant global attention in recent years. Innovative ways of implementing sustainability have emerged as a crucial strategy for various industry sectors to reduce their impact on the environment and implement sustainability on three fronts: planet, profits and people.
This training course will equip learners with design thinking methods and applications to innovate and achieve sustainability as an end-goal, while balancing organisational, business and sustainability needs.  

*This is a SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) supported course: Enjoy up to 70% course fee funding*! Get additional support with SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit and absentee payroll on sustainability training. (refer to FAQ for more details).

Duration: 28 hours facilitation, 2 hours assessment
Language: English 

Course Benefits

Become a design thinker - Gain a deep understanding of design thinking concepts and tools and execute them specifically for the purpose of innovative sustainability 
Chart a pathway for organisational innovation - Balance between organisational, business and sustainability needs to come up with innovative sustainability solutions  
Achieve optimal results without compromising affordability - Leverage various funding support options to maximise affordability – receive up to 70% SkillsFuture (SSG) Course Fee Funding* (refer to FAQ for more details). 
Global recognition powered by leading experts – With a wealth of experience and a strong presence across diverse industries, we excel at understanding and effectively addressing sector-specific sustainability needs. Our personnel certificates provide our customers with greater market opportunities.

Target Audience

This course is specially designed for, but not limited to:
Sustainability Officers
Facility managers 
Sustainability consultants 
Product managers 
Program managers 
Operations Managers 
Strategy consultants 
Environment professionals 
Finance managers 

Course Outline

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Apply design thinking methodologies to define design problems and generate new ideas for the organisation 
  • Uncover opportunities for applying design thinking 
  • Utilise metrics to benchmark and measure outcomes of design ideas and solutions 
  • Implement plans to embed design thinking 
  • Facilitate the development and execution of design concepts through prototypes 
  • Present and communicate the design outcomes and process for design idea 
Topics to be covered in this course include: 
  • Concepts, principles and importance of design thinking  
  • Stages in the design thinking process  
  • Design thinking methodologies to achieve sustainable innovation  
  • Prototyping methodologies  

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile


About Tuv Sud

Our aim is to inspire trust in technology, enabling progress by managing technology-related risks and facilitating change. This commitment is embodied in our claim “Add value. Inspire trust.” We work progressively towards being the trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions, adding tangible value to our clients globally. As we look towards the future, we believe that sustainability and digitalisation will continue to shape the narrative of commerce and society.

Today, we are represented by more than 26,000 employees located across over 1,000 locations. Our community of experts is passionate about technology and is inspired by the possibilities of your business. United by the belief that technology should better people’s lives, we work alongside our customers to anticipate and capitalise on technological developments.

About Tuv Sud Academy

TÜV SÜD Academy helps people and organisations to drive business performance to levels of excellence. We provide effective global training programmes for individuals and whole organisations to support you in becoming an expert for your industry: from work safety, management systems and technical skills to high-level executive programmes. Our trainings and Personal Qualification Programs cover the entire scope of safety, security and sustainability aspects according to relevant norms and standards. A particular area of focus includes promoting training and education for young people in technical and scientific areas.

Our commitment to the environment and the society is reflected in the initiatives taken by our employees from embracing diversity to adopting environmentally friendly practices in our day-to-day operations. Through our actions, we support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to sharing our knowledge and experience to co-design a better and more sustainable future. Our aim is to ensure the safe, secure, and sustainable global development of society and the environment.