“I like it. This is very fresh, innovative, strategic – instead of ad hoc - and sustainable!”

Response of one of our clients to the bespoke proposal we crafted for his decade strong course, to become financially healthy and resilient in two modalities, blended and bichronous.
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Financial health and financial resilience are crucial for the sustainability of your curriculum. Ensuring this enables you as coordinator to actually know what is realistic and viable to design for in your curriculum. Our Studio partners with you to make strategic sense out of your golden triangle of quality, time and cost investment, spread over multiple years - and translate that into concrete curriculum design.

The urgency to keep a course, training or degree affordable, is a wonderful opportunity for you, to take a step back and first (re-)design your curriculum into an effective and resilient one.

This is why we work with a (re-) Design Studio, a pilot with you and your team.

Figure: Your golden triangle or so-called project constraint triangle - quality, cost and time investment. After Project Management for Development Professionals (PMDPro4), 2017, p. 15

It is, in principle, possible to bring down the price of a traditional face-to-face course, by turning it into a blended or remote (bichronous) form. Having both modalities ready at hand, will make you more resilient to crises, such as less subsidies in any given year.

Have you ever considered slowing down the design process, and taking a step back, and instead of muddling through, allowing a season or two for a pilot, to come with a really good, financially healthy and resilient way forward for the coming 10 years? One that impacts your entire portfolio not just a single course?

We argue it makes little sense to provide bold recommendations or static large upfront designs at a very initial stage.

Rather, we aim to prepare the ground by already beginning to make re-design visible and tangible to the teaching team and decision-makers (management), and to bring out the right strategic and pertinent questions, to guide decision-making and vision at your institute.

It is possible to already start a tangible pilot – even without knowing all the strategic decisions yet. It is possible to already prepare the ground for a vibrant teacher community. A pilot takes the urgency to redesign as an opportunity to bring out strategic questions relevant to the entire portfolio.

Every required step towards an output is introduced with a Training of Trainers (TOT) component, drawing from the Studio’s unique methodology for effective and resilient curriculum re-design. We make extensive use of visualisation excercises to amplify the imagination and learning curve.

The pilot ideally has four stages that together span two seasons. Briefer approaches are also possible, when just one single course is concerned (and not the entire portfolio).

Key projects

Update follows soon (2024).

Pilot Stage I: (re-) Design studio

Re-design studio with the coordinator of the course or degree to envision an alternative reality in the most concrete ways, with a Training of Trainers (TOT) component).

Have a look at our (Re-)design studio here.

Pilot Stage II: Visual presentation

- Visual presentation of the outputs of the re-design studio to the porfolio team, in a session of deep listening, dialogue and exchange. Strategic questions that the coordinator and advisor came across, are brought to the table, to better understand values and vision for the institute’s education.

The presentation to peers/colleagues/management has a very prominent Training of Trainers (TOT) component, to prepare the ground among all short course coordinators, for possible re-designs.

Pilot Stage III: Consolidation of outputs

- Consolidation of the outputs in a visual, financial report, including a strategic implementation (investment in development) plan.

The outcomes of the studio and presentation are consolidated in a bespoke report for your institute, decision-makers and coordinator. 

Pilot Stage IV: Envisioning workshop

- Envisioning workshop (2 mornings), with the team of coordinators, which assesses scenarios in terms of outcomes desired in 10 years’ time - with a Training of Trainers (TOT) component.

As a space of psychological safety, the visioning workshop stimulates to share, listen, exchange, question, tell of mistakes, try, play, reimagine, innovate.

It is very hands-on, working on the wall to co-create. In some ways it resembles a Theory of Change (TOC) workshop.

The workshop is the closure of the pilot, and the breeding ground for a fruitful way forwards to a strategic approach for the re-design of the entire portfolio as well as grasping what is needed to get there. Read more about the visioning workshop here.

Our Studio gives you the desired result and impact, as a package price for your bespoke assignment.

We only advice on single trainings or courses; this approach is not suitable for entire degrees.

The range and spectrum of options is simply too large to give an accurate price indication here of this design angle. That’s why we work with an intake (see below).
Once we know the parameters for your course, we can give you some 2-3 scenario’s and accompanying price indications.

To keep prices at the minimum, we work with essential and accessible software only. Outputs are in PDF and Excel.

Depending on your needs, we may source external experts for this assignment, such as a financial expert or an expert in learning technologies.

Why not book a session with us, to establish what these parameters are for your unique course, and together get a clear picture?

We work with a 1 day intake to establish the unique parameters relevant for you and your institutional setting (including prepration, meeting with you and the actual calculations and reporting back).

The intake meeting focuses for example on:
-      Clear definition of audience (who will be trained? demographics etc)
-     Current price of the course/training and desired price range.
-      Definition of success (vision), need to claritfy this together such as in a visioning workshop
-      Time span and timing (i.e. onboarding or later in an employees career, blended or bichronous, study load, duration.)
-      Individual training? Cohort (ie a group embarks on a learning journey together)?
-      Learning objectives
-      Language (ie need for translation/editing)
-      Nature and aspirations for the course (i.e. level of flexibility, personalisation, collaboration, dynamic etc).
-      Learning platform (i.e. device responsiveness needed? Social learning from peers?)
-      Desired design for effective learning and assessment in the face to face components
-      Estimate of useability of material already existing (quality, duration of recorded material, nature)
-      Estimate of the shelf time of the existing material (e.g. in the middle of transition/change in a content team or at an institute shelf time may be short)
-      Graphic design (implies time of our graphic designer and/or a collaboration with the institution’s designer)
-      Support level needed after release (i.e. technological support, supervising and advising a pilot implementation)
-      Wishes regarding the level to which various stakeholders and decision-makers in the company are involved in design and development
-      Requirements for eventual output (i.e. a report, guide for facilitators, strategy for implementation)
-      … company specific aspects that come to the table and affect a cost estimate.

The intake costs
€800 (discounted package price) excl. VAT, excl. travelcosts
€968 Incl. VAT 21% excl travelcosts
The intake may include a team of senior advisors.
Output is in the form of a brief (remote or face to face) presentiation of 2-3 scenario’s, coupled with their respective quotations and the space to dialogue to discuss the next step.

Obviously, this quotation becomes a discount on an assignment should we proceed together.

The intake session results in a briefing and accompanying tailor-made quotation for the entire bespoke assignment to realise the desired result.

More design angles we use

Technical resilience
Human resilience
Evidence-based design
Financial health and resilience by (re)design
Innovative and deep pedagogy Multi- Inter- and transdisciplinary
Greenfully designed (and technological simplicity) Nature and aspirations
Flexibilisation and personalisation
Simplicity and decluttering

Curios? Feel free to contact our senior advisor and teacher trainer directly:

We are here especially for you as unique professional, to come alongside you and partner with you, as you work on a (architecture / urban / water / climate) curriculum, so that you can offer effective and resilient education in all simplicity.

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We are here especially for you as unique course/training coordinator, to come alongside you and partner with you, as you work on a (architecture / urban / water / climate) curriculum, so that you can offer effective and resilient education in all simplicity.