Equipping Leaders with the Power of Behavioral Science

The ideas42 Academy equips leaders with the power of behavioral science. Through crash courses, customized training, and tailored coaching, we enable individuals and organizations to advance, deepen, and scale their work using proven behavioral approaches.

Behavioral Science for Practitioners Crash Course
Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I learn behavioral science?

Learning behavioral science will help you elevate your career game by unlocking a deep understanding of human behavior. With applications ranging from communications and leadership to customer relations and innovative problem-solving, behavioral science is key to achieving greater success in diverse professional landscapes.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is your gateway to mastering the art of designing programs and services that people actually use. Whether you work on systems or products, are mid-or early career, or work in a for-profit, non-profit, or government organization, this course will be your launching pad for designing human behavior in mind.

What types of professionals take this course?

The Crash Course has been taken by over 500 people and is designed with an array of professions in mind. Our courses are filled with policy makers, program managers, product designers, entrepreneurs, talent developers, and user experience designers from all over the world. If your work involves humans, this course is for you.

What will I learn in the course?

First, you’ll learn the basics of behavioral science and how the people, places, and environments around us influence human behavior. Then, you’ll gain a basic understanding of several of the most common behavioral biases that lead to ineffective programs, services, and products. Finally, you’ll receive and practice applying simple tools for using behavioral science in your work or life.

What is the time commitment?

The Crash Course is designed to fit into your already busy schedule. It can be completed in just one week, and in just a couple of hours per day. The 4-day course is typically scheduled as follows:

Day 1: Monday | noon - 2 p.m. ET

Day 2: Tuesday | noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

Day 3: Wednesday | noon - 2 p.m. ET, including a Q&A with CIO Piyush Tantia

Day 4: Thursday |  noon - 1:30 p.m. & 4 - 5 p.m. ET Networking

Who teaches the course?

The Crash Course is designed and taught by ideas42’s Chief Innovation Officer and leading behavioral expert, Piyush Tantia. It is co-taught by Associate Managing Director Sarah Welch.

When is the next course?

Our next Crash Course will be announced in the near future. Join our email list to stay up-to-date on our latest course offerings

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Crash Course in Behavioral Design for Postsecondary Education

This short course introduces participants to applied behavioral design, some of the most common behavioral barriers that students face, and strategies and design principles for addressing those challenges.

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Hear from leading behavioral scientists and social impact practitioners at our in-person events and virtual seminars.

ideas42 Seminar Series (virtual)

Every day ideas42 and our academic affiliates are exploring useful behavioral insights, testing novel solutions, and learning valuable programmatic lessons. Yet, most of these lessons never reach the public! We want to change that, so we're making our internal seminar series available to an external audience.

Click here to view past event recordings.

Easy to use tools to behaviorally optimize your programs, products, and services. Evidence-based and field-tested, these resources are built for busy practitioners.

Behavioral Design Checklists

Easy-to-use checklists to quickly identify opportunities to behaviorally optimize products, programs, services, or communications.

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Practitioner Guides

How-to guides for applying the insights from behavioral science across different domains.

CLICK HERE to download the guides. 

The A/B Testing Tool

An online tool to learn about and use A/B testing in your work.

CLICK HERE to use the A/B testing tool.

Interested in a training tailored specifically for your organization? We offer customized training, coaching, and facilitation. Contact academy@ideas42.org to learn more.

Examples of Previous Trainings:

  • One-day workshop on behavioral insights and public policy for US federal agencies
  • Intensive 18-month behavioral design training program for financial capability organizations
  • Two-day masterclass on applied behavioral science for global health practitioners