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LinkedIn Live | Project Guru Academy

Design Thinking in Projectland

Next Level Innovation, Problem-Solving & Collaboration for Project People

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Design Thinking in Projectland
Design Thinking in Projectland

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2022, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

LinkedIn Live | Project Guru Academy

About The Event

Join our CEO, Dawn Mahan, PMP and Design Thinking Guru, J.K. Chua on LinkedIn Live!!

Have you ever faced obstacles in a project? We all need innovative ways to solve problems and get results. Design thinking may be your secret weapon. Not only is Design Thinking a trigger for innovation, but it also drives fast and effective solutions for a multitude of challenges. It can do the same for you!

Some project managers use design thinking principles (knowingly and unknowingly) while others could greatly benefit from them. Learn what you need to know about design thinking to improve your skills as a project manager in the real world. This session will connect the dots to integrate design thinking and project management. Finally, you will engage in a self-assessment exercise to explore where you are already using design thinking and/or could start using design thinking immediately on the job.

In this session, we will present a design thinking primer for project managers and answer the following questions:

  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Who is using Design Thinking?
  • Why is Design Thinking important - A Case Study
  • How can Design Thinking help us in Projectland
  • How do we become Design Thinkers?

JK and Dawn presented a virtual workshop together hosted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Singapore Chapter. Join us for a free, fun conversation and get your questions answered live on LinkedIn!


Mark your calendars to join us on Friday, July 19th at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST and July 20 at 9:00 AM Singapore and we'll take your questions LIVE!     


J.K.Chua, MBA

Business Strategyzer / Design Thinking Guru, International Speaker, Best-Selling Author

J.K. worked in U.S. telecommunications and multinational companies for 28 years before reinventing himself. Since 2008, J.K. has enjoyed becoming an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and motivational speaker. He has extensive experience in sales, sales management, strategic selling, marketing, customer service, product development and product management and spent many years driving the business for U.S. Fortune 500 companies in Asia and the Middle-East North Africa (MENA) region.

J.K. combines MIT Sloan School of Management’s Approach to Design Thinking, Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information’s Certification on Implementing Design Thinking and his unique business experience to help businesses leverage Design Thinking to drive innovation in product, service and experience design.

J.K. runs sales immersion, customer engagement, business consulting and design thinking workshops for his customers to sharpen their competitive edge. He is a Certified Professional Coach and mentors corporate warriors and business owners to succeed in their business by fast tracking their learning curve and avoiding common pitfalls.

Dawn Mahan, PMP

International Speaker, Award-winning Consultant, Founder Project Guru Academy and PMOtraining, LLC.

Dawn is a dynamic international speaker, award-winning consultant, chief gamification geek and founder of PMOtraining. She is sole inventor of ProjectFlo®, which makes learning PMI PMBOK Guide fast, easy and fun! She works with C-level leaders, business owners in growth mode, PMO Leaders and project managers at all levels. Her work in preparing young professionals in the YearUp program for internships at major companies has been featured in Morningstar, Yahoo! Finance and more. She loved her job as a PMO Leader / Change Agent in a Fortune 50 and also enjoyed working with many clients, across industries as an IT / Business consultant.

In 2009, Dawn left a Fortune 50 company to start her first project management consulting and training company. In 2017, she launched to expand her unique approach to the digital realm. Through her signature programs, she loves helping high integrity, ambitious professionals who care about people get to the next level in their career faster and with less stress. Look for her upcoming book: Welcome to Projectland.

She holds an AS in Actuarial Science and BS in Mathematics is a STEM advocate and was recruited to the American Lung Association’s Philadelphia Leadership Board because of her project management skills. She built houses with Habitat for Humanity in Cambodia. She’s making plans to revisit Singapore in 2023.


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