Education Design & Teaching

I’ve built significant experience as a learning designer, teacher, and facilitator.

My work spans from running workshops and short courses through to co-creating entire learning programs from scratch.

I’ve designed and led immersive education experiences for many different audiences: from 5-year-old kids visiting one of the world’s most respected museums; to media & entertainment entrepreneurs; and global senior HR leaders at a leading financial services firm.

I have a knack for making complex topics both simple and engaging, and coupling that with my curiosity and passion for learning has led me to teach sessions on a diverse range of topics from blockchain to sustainability, innovation to IoT, and storytelling to data science.

I can help you with:

  • Strategy
  • Learning Design (for workshops, short courses, and accelerator programs)
  • Facilitation (as a lead, co-pilot, or support team)
  • Train the Trainer

Scroll down to take a look at some of the projects I’ve worked on recently. I’ve also written a number of articles on workshops & teaching.

Feel free to get in touch to chat about doing something together – I’d love to hear from you.


Workshop Design & Facilitation

AMP NYC

During Summer 2018 I worked with New York City Small Business Services, Hyper Island, 3×3 Design and Cantora on the pilot AMP NYC program for media & entertainment entrepreneurs.

Here’s a photo from our industry showcase day at the end of the program (photo: Antoine Braxton).

Memories 🙂


Sustainable Foundations

My brother Murray and I created and run Sustainable Foundations – a series of fast-moving, interactive and practical sustainability workshops for modern business. 

We demystify the core concepts of sustainability, with a focus on innovation, growth and value creation.

The sessions range from half a day to a full 2 day bootcamp, and we also have a free email course you can jump straight into as well.


Decoded

Over the past 3 years I’ve done extensive workshop facilitation across the US, UK and Europe with leading digital education company Decoded.

Ranging from classes on AI, design thinking and cybersecurity to digital product accelerator programs, we’ve delivered sessions for management, director and board level executives at organizations including Google, Nokia, Ikea, Bain, Philips, JP Morgan, Mastercard, IBM and many more.


Mentoring

Alongside my education design and teaching work, I’ve undertaken mentoring roles with organisations including Techstars, Founders Institute, Escape the City, Build NYC and IntoUniversity.

Judging student new business pitches at Build NYC’s Entrepreneurship Day, New York City, February 2018 (I always stand at the back).

Testimonials

Here are a few nice things people have said about the work I’ve done with them. I have plenty more testimonials available on request – just ask 🙂

“Howard’s facilitation in the classroom exemplified an impressive blend of creativity, analytics, and empathy, and his passion and dedication to learning completely shined through while working with him. He has the unique ability to remain agile, sharp, and calm within ambiguous circumstances.”

Shikha Mittal
Program Lead, NYC.gov Dept of Small Business Services

“Howard is a really creative thinker and a fascinating orator. When University of Westminster needed an expert to talk on the Future of the Music Business we engaged Howard. His lecture and abundant notes really stimulated the large group of Masters level Music Business Management mature students. Howard is great!”

Graham Ball, Course Leader
MA Music Business Management, University of Westminster, London

“It was a pleasure working with Howard at the V&A where him and his team delivered 10 workshops over 5 days. In the planning stage they were responsive and professional, and during the week the team of facilitators were fantastic. I would highly recommend them in the future!”

Harriet Curnow
Victoria & Albert Museum, London