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A 4-module virtual training program developed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and the Danish Design Centre

• April 12 - 21, 2021 •

unit 1

Consisting of the first two modules, will give you a thorough introduction to the theory and praxis of design driven public innovation and how to manage processes, people and teams in uncertainty and ambiguity.

Module live-stream dates: April 12 & 14, 2021 between 10:30am-12:30pm EST

unit 2

Both modules focus on how you can use future scenarios as a design tool for strategizing.

Module live-stream date: April 19 & 21, 2021 between 10:30am-12:30pm EST

meet our speakers
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christian bason

CEO, Danish Design Centre

Christian Bason is the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Danish Design Centre, which works on behalf of the Danish government to advance the value of design for business and society. Christian was in 2007-2014 Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation lab. From 1998 to 2006 he held various leadership positions in Ramboll Management, a consultancy, including as Business Manager for the management, organisation and policy evaluation practices. Christian holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University and a Ph.D. in design, leadership and public governance from Copenhagen Business School, CBS. His doctoral thesis was conducted with Oxford Business School professor Rafael Ramirez as co-advisor.


As COO of the Danish Design Centre, Sune Knudsen has the primary responsibility for the organisation’s internal life and organisational performance. Sune oversees the continuous development and implementation of the DDC’s strategy and ensures that the DDC’s projects and programmes are aligned. As HR director, Sune is also responsible for ensuring that the DDC always has the necessary in-house competences required to realize the strategy.

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Sara Gry Striegler, M.Sc. Engineering (Design Engineer), Programme Director, Social Transformation, Danish Design Centre

Sara has been working within the field of design, innovation and healthcare for more than 10 years, developing products and services for the healthcare sector, advising policy level, and implementing innovation policy and strategy.

Sara is head of the Danish Design Centre’s business and focus area and the team Future Health. The team explores how design can radically improve healthcare services and solutions across the public and private sector and, while elevating advanced technology, is fully centered around the patient experience. The goal is to facilitate the creation of ground-breaking new services and products as well as public-private innovation frameworks by tackling challenges through experimentation and harnessing the benefits of the developments in technology and access to new data.



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