host your own workshop


We believe that teaching design thinking & girls leadership should be fun, easy to learn, and accessible for everyone. That's why we've worked hard to package all our best practices together in one box. All you need to get started is a Teaching Toolkit.


about the teaching toolkit


The Teaching Toolkit is a "workshop in a box" that arrives right at your doorstep and includes all the materials and info you'll need to teach a workshop. In the box, you'll find:

  • Facilitation Guidebook
  • "How To" Note Cards
  • Activity Strength Cards
  • Leadership Quiz Cards and Answer Keys

When your toolkit arrives, check out our online tutorials with step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos for teaching your first workshop. The course is self-paced, so start whenever you're ready and feel free to come back to it over time to refresh your memory.

GDD gives you everything you need to succeed. It’s so empowering and rewarding as a coach to see girls realize they can use their individual strengths and passions to drive for real change in the world.
— Kris Loew, Girls Middle School educator (CA)

What kind of impact do you want to create?


You can use the Teaching Toolkit to...

  • Kick-off the new school-year in an inspiring, meaningful way. The workshop focuses on teamwork and creativity, helping students to bond, celebrate each other's strengths, and gain confidence in sharing ideas of their own.
  • Try design thinking for the first time in your Girl Scout troop, classroom, program, or event.
  • Create a space for girls to connect as leaders and change-makers in your school or community.
  • Add a social impact mission/purpose to the STEM work that your community is already doing. For example, if your girls are learning to code, take the next step and show them how to use their programming skills to make a difference in the world.
  • Empower high school or college women to coach a workshop and become even stronger mentors, leaders, and role-models for younger girls at their school or in their community.

The Teaching Toolkit can be used to coach as many workshops as you'd like. Just keep re-stocking the kit with post-its and print-out packets, and you'll be all set to go.



We partner with a diverse range of schools, organizations, and individuals around the world to share our curriculum with the girls and communities who need it most.


We work in a school where 91% of our kids are on free and reduced lunch/breakfast and our population is very high need. Last year, our 7th grade girls struggled to get along. For the workshop, we brought 30 of these girls together with the idea of showing them their own strengths and the strengths of others.

Long story short, WE LOVED THIS WORKSHOP. Girls of all backgrounds with all sorts of history with each other came together. The staff who led the workshop were so pleased with how it went.

The girls created posters with mission statements that will be hung up in the hallways when they start school next week. We are going to continue working with the girls so they can make the changes they wrote on their mission statements.
— Maria Lantz, Harding Middle School (Des Moines, IA)