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Accelerate your career, maximise your potential, increase your impact. With a range of in-company and cross-company programmes, expert tutors and a dedicated learning platform.

Why PARK Academy (Formerly known as 'Grow')

Led by leaders

We are a team of consultants and design leaders with specific passions and extensive experience in leading design in the real world.

Blended learning

We mix formal teaching with self-guidance and coaching. Face to face and online. Delivering impactful learning that’s personalised and engaging.

Live assignments

We make the learning real by integrating your live work challenges into the learning journey, from theory to right through to application.

Learn from experience

We find that the successes and failures of others can be the best source of learning. Our programmes are brought to life with real-world case studies and both tutor and student experiences.

Professionally endorsed

We deliver programmes on behalf of Design Councils across the world - including VDID (Germany), IDSA (USA), KCDM (Slovenia), DOGA (Norway), Design Skillnet (Ireland), and EDC (Estonia).

Small cohorts

We believe less is more. We limit our class sizes for more personalised learning and greater interactivity, ensuring that every student’s individual needs can be met.

Digital platform

We’ve created a range of programmes that all follow a blended learning approach thanks to Livebook, our digital platform. A home for content, capture and reference.

Formats of delivery

Cross-company

Cross-company programmes for participants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and businesses, you’ll learn not only from PARK tutors, but from each other.

In-company

In-company programmes for participants from within the same organisation, PARK Academy can tailor the content around specific goals and a shared ambition.

What our Alumni are saying

"One of our key success factors has been the fact that so far 75% of our most senior Design & Engineering staff followed the PARK Academy programme which enabled us to do more complex and strategic projects with our clients."

CEO, Indeed Innovation

" PARK Design Leadership Programme is one of a kind, placing design on a strategic leadership level and teaches how to talk about design to the C-suite, in a business perspective. And the programme is designed so you can do it while working full time."

Program Manager Inclusive Design, DOGA

"PARK Academy was a fantastic investment in my career. It was the right choice. Learned a lot and met very talented people in other industries with the same challenges and different approaches!"

Head of UX Design, Capital One

"I would definitely recommend this program to anyone in design or even who's in an adjacent field, like innovation to learn how to really get results as it gives us a shared understanding of what it means to be a high-quality design leader."

Director of Design strategy, Advent Health

  • Bosch
  • DOGA (Norway)
  • Johnson Controls
  • Porsche Design
  • KCDM (Slovenia)
  • HP
  • IDSA (USA)
  • Unilever
  • Kimberly Clark
  • VDID (Germany)
  • Dräger
  • Airbus
  • LEGO
  • Haleon (GSK)
  • Design Skillnet (Ireland)
  • Bosch
  • DOGA (Norway)
  • Johnson Controls
  • Porsche Design
  • KCDM (Slovenia)
  • HP
  • IDSA (USA)
  • Unilever
  • Kimberly Clark
  • VDID (Germany)
  • Dräger
  • Airbus
  • LEGO
  • Haleon (GSK)
  • Design Skillnet (Ireland)
  • Bosch
  • DOGA (Norway)
  • Johnson Controls
  • Porsche Design
  • KCDM (Slovenia)
  • HP
  • IDSA (USA)
  • Unilever
  • Kimberly Clark
  • VDID (Germany)
  • Dräger
  • Airbus
  • LEGO
  • Haleon (GSK)
  • Design Skillnet (Ireland)
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Graduates from our PARK Academy since 2013
In-company design academies successfully established
%
Of graduates state that the Academy helped them further their career
%
Of graduates intend to return for further education in the future

Upcoming programmes

Alumni benefits

When you graduate from a PARK programme you become part of a growing, global alumni network of 2000+ students where the learning journey continues.
  • Alumni events

    Events and workshops to expand your network and continue learning.

  • Expert lectures

    Lectures from industry thought leaders and provocateurs.

  • Livebook access

    Continued access to Livebook, our digital learning platform.

  • New tools

    Access to emerging tools and methods to help in your day-to-day role.

  • New modules

    Be the first to hear about new modules from the PARK Academy.

  • Further support

    Continue learning available through coaching and mentoring from our tutors.

What our Alumni are saying

"I highly recommend the programme. I am passing on everything I have learned, upskilling the team, and looking at who we next send on the programme."

Design Operations Director, PA Consulting

"The programme provided us with mentorship, a toolkit, and time to focus on how to position design as a strategic capability within our business. It helped individuals to consider the business value of design."

Group Innovation & Design Director, Accenture Song (formerly Fjord)

"The programme helped to broaden my mindset and begin the transition from design practitioner to design leader. It has helped me to alter my behaviour and see a path forward in my future career ambition."

Design Project Leader, Unilever

"Developing talent is central to any successful business. The Park Academy program accelerates your leadership journey. It's like an MBA for designers!"

Director of Design, Stryker Instruments

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Meet our tutors

James Hall

Company Director

hall@park.bz
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Frans Joziasse

Founding Director

joziasse@park.bz
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Jay Peters

Partner, USA

peters@park.bz
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Stephan Clambaneva

Managing Director, USA

clambaneva@park.bz
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Aileen Dempsey

Senior Consultant and Tutor

dempsey@park.bz
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Brian Gillespie

Senior Tutor, PARK Academy

gillespie@park.bz
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Tim Mckeown

Senior Consultant and Tutor, USA

McKeown@park.bz
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Denisse Bronsoiler

Consultant & Project Manager USA

bronsoiler@park.bz
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Johannes Beckert

Junior Consultant

beckert@park.bz
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