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    Circular Design Workshop - Unlock new opportunities - Sydney

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    Event description

    Do you want to truly differentiate in the market? Increase your revenue?  Reduce costs? Show leadership and drive change in your industry? Embed sustainability across your operating model? Create positive impacts for people and the planet? All of the above?

    This workshop is for you! 

    Circular Design is a fundamental enabler for organisations to transition into the circular economy. It delivers desirable, feasible and viable solutions that design out waste and pollution from the outset, keep products and materials in use for as long as possible and regenerate natural systems along the way.  

    In this workshop, you will work in a cross-industry and multi-disciplinary environment to learn about a new business paradigm, understand how circular economy unlocks value across people, planet and business and practice circular design. 

    Mixing theory, circular success stories and practical application, you will deep dive into what circular economy is, explore a range of industries at a systemic level, identify current challenges and impacts across people, planet and profit. You will use practical tools to re-design products, processes and business models in a circular way. Finally, you will identify what needs to be done to move into implementation.

    You will learn from our special guest speaker, Brianna Kerr, Director of KUA how they have established a successful circular business delivering strong social and environmental impacts. KUA is an incredible start-up bringing world positive coffee to Sydney offices. 

    Learning outcomes

    • Shift from a linear to a circular mindset
    • Learn about and put in practice circular design tools to identify new opportunities balancing people, planet and profit outcomes  
    • Translate circular ideas into actions

    Methods, frameworks and tools:

    Curated and tailored methods and tools from best in class circular design around the world, including:

    • Butterfly model 
    • (eco)system mapping 
    • Empathy walk
    • Circular creativity
    • 6 circular business models
    • Game Plan

    Audience : This workshop is for circular economy pioneers that want to drive change in their organisation. It is relevant for professionals working in

    • Strategy and business modelling
    • Procurement and supply chain
    • Product design and lifecycle
    • Operations
    • Sustainability
    • Customer experience and engagement

    All company sizes are welcome, from start-ups to multinational.

    Diversity of seniority and industry background is encouraged.

    Having some circular economy background is a plus but not essential

    Format : Collaborative and experiential session

    Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm

    About the facilitator: 

    Jenni Philippe founded Design Thinking in Action to shape a new business paradigm. Collaboration, systemic approach and human-led innovation are at the core. ​Her mission is to drive the transition towards circular economy in Australia across organisations, government and communities.

    Jenni has over 12 years’ experience in strategic design and delivery, behavioural change, operating models and service design. She has led teams on large transformation projects in Europe and Australia across State & National Governments (Environment, Transport, Service NSW, Education, Defence) and Financial Services (QBE, Westpac, Macquarie). When she was GM of Customer Experience Design at Telstra, Jenni focused on building human centred design capabilities across organisations to empower leaders and employees with people-centric, systemic and innovative ways of working across all Business Units. 

    At Design Thinking In Action, she has developed a circular design methodology to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. By building deep empathy with customers, employees and partners and considering social and environmental contexts, she brings a holistic view to solve systemic challenges. 

    If you wish more details about the workshop, find out about upcoming workshops or request a tailored workshop for your organisation, please contact Jenni Philippe, Director of Design Thinking In Action at

    What participants from previous workshops said...

    "Well structured, informative and creative"
    "I loved integrating design thinking into circular thinking"
    "Please keep educating as many people as you can Jenni, we need all of us!"

    Across our past workshops, 68% participants said the workshop exceeded their expectations.

    Photo Credit: Octavian Rosca, unsplash

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