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Creative Leadership: Achieving Design Excellence

Led by:


Rama Gheerawo

Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design; Royal College of Art, Reader in Inclusive Design



Onny Eikhaug

Programme Leader Design for all at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture


Monday, 19 June 2017
12:30 – 16:30
Oslo, Norway

This optional workshop is being held in prior to the 2017 dmi: Design Management Conference Europe. You may add this workshop to your conference registration at an additional fee.


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Do you want to be more creative? Do you want to evolve your leadership both personally and professionally? This workshop brings together inclusive design practice and leadership theory to present an exciting new area for your development – Creative Leadership. This has been evolved using ‘tried and tested’ methods in the field of people-centred design and that of business leadership. It asks the difficult question of how to be socially-minded and effective within business practice and sets up framework for you to deliver that. Creative Leadership is an important part of the evolving mindset of innovation in the 21st Century and this will be the second opportunity to experience this workshop in Europe.


By attending you will:

  • Acquire tools and strategies to make your practice more innovative and people-centred
  • Focus on your own development as a creative leader giving strategies for development after the workshop
  • Get opportunities for positive self-reflection as well as group activities and workshop learning
  • Get a new or novel perspective on your own working practice – helping you develop your innovation standpoint personally and organizationally




Both days include light breakfast, lunch and facilitated opportunities for networking and peer interaction. This Workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2017 dmi: Design Management Conference Europe. Separate registration is required to attend the conference.

Monday, 19 June 2017

12.00 – 12:30: Check-in, registration
12:30 – 16:30: Introductions, Workshop

Note: Lunch is not offered. We suggest dining at the DOGA café, prior to the session.




Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
0182 Oslo Norway
Phone: +47 23292870



Directions  Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) on Hausmanns Gate
Google Map
Nearest tram station: Hausmanns Gate
Nearest train station: Oslo S (Oslo Central Station)
Nearesest subway station (T-bane): Grønland T-banestasjon
Nearest bus stop: Hausmanns Gate and Møllergata

DOGA does not offer hotel accommodations. There are many lodging options in Oslo to suit tastes, budgets and location preferences. All conference participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and transportation to and from the venue. Please make your reservations early. Hotel suggestions are posted:




Workshop fee, per person:
Special Offer: Individual Registration + DMI Membership $750 USD per person


Pricing and processing are in USDollars. For the current exchange, calculate your price here:


Group Discounts:
Contact Patricia Olshan for group pricing of 3+ more colleagues attending, at a reduced rate.




To Register for the Design Management Conference and Creative Leadership Workshop click here.

To Register for the Creative Leadership Workshop Only click click here.



About Our Facilitators:

Rama Gheerawo
Rama Gheerawo is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and the RCA Reader in Inclusive Design. With nearly two decades in the design industry, his interest is in people-centred and socially inclusive design. He leads the Centre's Age & Ability research lab which creates design that improves the lives of people of all ages and abilities. He is in demand as a keynote speaker internationally and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives to civil servants. Knowledge transfer to business is central to his work, building on a track record of over 150 collaborative projects with the Centre involving organisations such as Gov.UK, Samsung and Toyota. Rama has published widely in both academic and trade press including Volume magazine, New Design and the Journal of Design Philosophy Papers. He has guest edited a number of journals, appeared on juries and advisory boards representing design, and is a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Peer Review College. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Art and the Royal Society of Arts.
More information:

Twitter: @RamaGheerawo



Onny Eikhaug
Onny Eikhaug is a Programme Leader at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, responsible for the Centre's activities in the field of people-centred, inclusive design. She is also responsible for the Centre's government funded Innovation for All programme promoting inclusive design to business and public sector as an effective strategy for innovation. She writes, publishes, and lectures both in Norway and internationally, and works closely with designers, education, research institutions, industry and government. She is responsible for the Centre’s book Innovating with people –The Business of Inclusive Design - distributed worldwide as a design school curriculum and the platform for the Executive Education in Inclusive Design concept.

She has a broad experience in international marketing, sales, innovation, product development and design management and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.



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