Darrel has taught thousands of executive leaders and aspiring executives around the globe. Drawing upon more than thirty years of industry experience in Design Management, Design Research, Innovation, and Strategy, he delivers practical knowledge in clear, accessible ways. He peppers his delivery with examples case studies, and first hand accounts of innovation trumps and defeats.
Open Enrollment Seminars
Darrel has been providing training to executives for over 15 years. His two-day seminars on Design Research and Innovation have sold out for years. These have been offered frequently on the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast of the US. He has also conducted sessions in London, Barcelona, Helsinki, Milan, Santiago, and other cities around the globe. Currently, this seminar is being offered through the Design Management Institute (www.DMI.org).
Darrel’s seminars have taught Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Insights, Design Research, Design Thinking, Design Management, Ethnography, Research Fundamentals, and Leadership.
“This was simply the best and most useful seminar I have ever taken in my career.” Seminar participant and VP of Design
In-house Training programs
Rhea Insight also offers executive training and education on a custom basis for organizations of all kinds. These are typically two-day seminars, but can range from 1 to 4 days depending on the needs of the organization.
Training clients have included P&G, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, General Mills, Autodesk, Hewlett Packard, Electrolux, Kraft, Chick-fil-A, eBay, Milliken, 3M, IAG, Motorola, Anderson Windows, Kohler, Church & Dwight, Energizer, AMP, Pepsi, Herman Hiller, Lexmark, Timex, Yum! Brands, and many others.
“After training more than a hundred of our key people, you have helped us achieve critical mass. We have a new shared language and approaches that have completely changed how we innovate.” EVP participant
For executive groups looking to understand best practices in the world of Design and applied Design Thinking, Darrel has designed week-long guided excursions in Silicon Valley and other design centers. Visit the world’s leading companies to see first-hand how they leverage the power of design to drive innovation. This typically involves executive management and Design leaders, but has also included board members. Let us transform the thinking of your leadership through this powerful experience.
“The value of having our executive leadership and a key board member share this experience was nothing short of transformational, and will change us in critical ways. Reading about it is one thing — seeing it and feeling it is another.” CEO Design tour participant.