A design and innovation mindset can be cultivated and is key to helping individuals and organizations pivot out of crisis and uncertainty.
How do we create transformational change in a crisis? For one we must tackle problems and complexity, something that can be vastly aided by applying design thinking principles.
In this workshop we will tackle some common issues individuals and organizations are facing and provide a toolkit for unpacking issues and solving them with empathy, ideation, design and innovation processes, and practical steps forward.
This workshop will be led by Lisa Galarneau, Ph.D– Applied anthropologist, human-centered design research/strategist, and futurist with over 25 years experience in tech, creative/media, and social innovation. Lisa is the Founder of HireWisdom, a social impact creative think tank.
The secret to being a leader in your field and at your job isn't magic: it's learning how to THINK like a leader.
How do I have impact? How do I FEEL like a leader? How do I know I'm doing the right things to become a leader?
In this workshop, you will learn how to identify what is limiting your success and how to shift your thinking to act like the badass, compassionate leader you already are. You will get practical, easy-to-apply tools and techniques you can use to up-level your brain and career with nothing more than a notebook and pen.
This workshop will be led by Megan Kierstead, a researcher and educator with over a decade of experience in helping companies of all shapes and sizes build products that solve real problems for real people. She's worked both in-house running UX research teams and as a consultant.
Her passion is around creating a new generation of compassionate, emotionally healthy leaders in tech. To that end, she now runs a successful coaching business that helps people in UX and tech overcome their imposter syndrome to become incredible leaders and build fulfilling lives.
Want to design a diversity program for your organization's future? One that works? Here is a place to start.
Are you feeling tired or stressed about how to change the diversity profile of your organization? Do you see the future of work on the horizon but feel unprepared to embrace it? You are not alone, and this workshop is for you.
In this workshop you will:
1. Identify why your organization’s current strategy is falling flat and failing to make progress
2. Explore transformational strategies to change diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
3. Leave with a vision for what YOUR transformed, future-ready organization might look like.
Your host for this event:
Dr. Jo Burkholder is an anthropologist, consultant, and speaker who has worked with organizations for more than 20 years to bring greater diversity, equity and inclusion to their policies and practices, reexamined and refined recruiting, retention and development strategies, implement innovative programs that deepened connections, increased communication, and created space for on-going change. She is also the founder of Terra Firma Cultural, a coaching and consulting practice dedicated to solving the diversity brain drain.
This workshop will teach participants how to create future scenarios that predict the zeitgeist of future generations.
This workshop offers a futurist approach to forecasting future scenarios. Predicting the Zeitgeist is a workshop experience for anyone interested in decoding the future. The technique taught in this workshop involves small groups guided along a creative process of social analysis on the basis of generational change. Participants will learn how to use this process to reveal the current and future zeitgeist ("spirit of the times").
Alexandra Whittington is an educator, writer, and researcher who has earned recognition as one of the world’s top women futurists, being named among the 50 Leading Female Futurists (Forbes).
Understand where we come from to anticipate where we're going. Imagine where we could be, and work towards getting there.
What are the human truths, cultural manifestations, and individual realities we can draw on to create change in the world?
This workshop proposes a 3-phase approach for understanding and solving any problem. Central to the process is the idea that the way we see the world, shapes how we experience the world.
What Makes Us Human will be hosted by South African Anthropologist and Futurist, Marguerite Coetzee. With a Masters in Anthropology and Post-Graduate in Futures Studies, experience as a marketing consultant, and a background in visual storytelling, Marguerite's work focuses on conducting research, formulating strategies, and theorising about culture and the future.