Courses

Representing Your Professional Self: Positioning, Strategy & Portfolio Review

Refine your goals, materials, and strategy for navigating job transitions with the support of a career coach, peer cohort, and insights from senior hiring managers in research and design. INSTRUCTORS: Tracey Lovejoy, EPIC Co-founder & Co-CEO, Catalyst Constellations Veronica Hotton, Program & Learning Manager, Ecochallenge.org ENROLLMENT: 30 SCHEDULE: Feb 15–March 22, 2023, 8–10:00 am US…

Using Theory in Research: Applying Social and Cultural Frameworks

Learn how to use core models of society and culture to create better research, deeper insights, and more powerful value propositions for businesses, organizations, and communities. INSTRUCTOR: KATE SIECK, PhD ENROLLMENT: 20 SCHEDULE: February 2–March 9, 2023, 3–5:00 pm US Pacific Time REGISTRATION: *A current EPIC Membership ($150) is required to register. Additional course fees:…

Observation in Ethnographic Practice

observational research, an EPIC Course

Learn a toolkit of observational research techniques and interpretive frameworks for projects in human-centered design and innovation. Instructor: MIKE YOUNGBLOOD, PHD Enrollment: 20 Schedule: Self-paced study + group sessions: April 20, May 4 & 25, June 1, 2023, 8–10:00 am Pacific time (5–7:00 pm CEST) REGISTRATION: *EPIC Membership is required to register. Course fees are:…

Leveraging Organizational Culture for Impact

Learn how to decode and leverage organizational culture to work more effectively with teams, stakeholders and clients. INSTRUCTOR: JOHN CURRAN, PHD ENROLLMENT: 15 SCHEDULE: Next session starts April 26, 2023—registration opens soon! FEES: *EPIC Membership is required to register for courses. Regular price for EPIC Members:US$850 Choose this price if the fee will be paid…

Maximizing Your Impact as a Change Agent

Build skills and strategies to expand your influence, working with an expert coach and peer cohort to advance your own goals for catalyzing change. Instructor: TRACEY LOVEJOY, Lovejoy Consulting & Catalyst Constellations Enrollment: 20 max per session Schedule: 4 online sessions: February 10, 24 & March 10, 24, 2021; 9–11:00 am US Pacific Time. For details…

Ethnographic Research Design and Innovation

In this course you’ll learn how to design effective projects as well as build a high-quality, strategic research practice to guide innovation within and for organizations. INSTRUCTOR: SAM LADNER, PhD ENROLLMENT: 20 SCHEDULE: 8 online sessions, 4–5:15 pm US Pacific Time, April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14, 21 FEES: *EPIC Membership…

Semiotics: A User’s Guide to Seeing Differently

In this course, you’ll learn and apply the techniques of Semiotics for commercial applications across business and brand strategy, innovation, design, communication & activation. INSTRUCTORS: CATO HUNT & JAMES WOODHEAD, Space Doctors ENROLLMENT: 20 max SCHEDULE: 2023 dates TBD REGISTRATION: A current EPIC Membership ($150) plus course fee: Regular price US$700 Choose this price if…

Mini-MBA for Applied Social Scientists

In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of business finance, organization, and strategy, then practice using these tools to extend the scope and strategic impact of your own work. Instructor: CAROLYN HOU Enrollment: 20 Schedule: 7 live online sessions + reading assignments Registration: $500, EPIC Membership required—see terms. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. To be notified when…