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Increasingly, clients need a more integrated approach to design and business challenges, and designers are often asked to guide diverse groups of organizational leaders, colleagues and community members to develop solutions for big, interconnected problems. The skills required to lead these different groups effectively are rarely taught, but as designers’ roles continue to evolve, the ability to successfully facilitate a diverse group and create effective solutions across a variety of sectors is a critical skill set to master.
This two-day workshop is for professionals who want to gain confidence leading collaborations and empower participants to take responsibility for successful outcomes. Attendees will gain resources, strategies and valuable insights to help them guide people effectively through a collaborative design thinking process.
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Design facilitation skills are something organizations and companies are willing to pay for, and critical tools for anyone who wants to work in social impact. These skills can help designers earn additional revenue as independent consultants, but they'll also benefit designers who are seeking leadership roles within their companies or communities.
Attendees will learn actionable facilitation tools and methods; explore modules that include descriptions, considerations, tools and activities that can be used; and see real-world examples of how a facilitator managed particular aspects. Specific topics in this workshop include:
The hands-on workshop will also address a variety of situations commonly faced by facilitators:
Whether you work within an organization
to further the role of design, have been asked by clients to facilitate
conversations, or are involved in community work that needs help moving
forward, the “Facilitation: by Design” workshop will help you enhance
your skill set, increase your effectiveness at problem-solving and
improve your marketability.
Thursday, June 278:30 a.m. Check-in and optional catered breakfast9:00 a.m. Workshop begins12:00 p.m. Catered lunch5:00 p.m. Workshop concludes for the dayFriday, June 289:00 a.m. Workshop begins12:00 p.m. Catered lunch4:00 p.m. Workshop concludes
The workshop will be held at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, located at 2501 Stevens Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Your workshop registration includes continental breakfast and catered lunch on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28. Attendees are responsible for covering
the cost of transportation and lodging, as well as evening meals. See the Lodging and Travel page for hotel and transportation options.
Renna Al-Yassini, project lead at Adaptive Path; senior strategist, service designer and design researcher
Renna leads initiatives to create new products and services for a wide range of clients, guiding them through the entire arc of the project and systems-thinking processes, while fostering collaboration amongst stakeholders.
Renna came to design having been raised in the social justice world, working as a communication strategist for nonprofits, government projects and social justice initiatives. She long ago was taught the value of solid facilitation skills, and has guided diverse groups of people through a variety of collaborations—from teenagers in East Oakland working to open up a state-of-the-art youth center, to bank executives working to establish a new business entity. She remains committed to helping designers wishing to work in the social impact space to do so responsibly, effectively, and critically.
Renna is the co-founder and senior advisor of the Roudha Center, recognized as one of Businessweek’s “Twenty-One People Who Will Change Business,” and a regular AIGA Design for Good facilitator.
Jeremy Kaye, founder of Colab Creative Strategies
Jeremy makes his mark translating business for designers and demonstrating the power of design for business. He leads global innovation and brand strategy engagements, driving brand design and customer experience initiatives for Fortune 500 multinationals, start-ups and social entrepreneurs.
Jeremy spent the first portion of his career at J.Crew, Patagonia and Nike before shifting to the agency world. He was Group Creative Director at Ziba design before co-founding his current creative strategies collective. An entrepreneur with a keen design eye, his award-winning work has been featured in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and Businessweek.
Jeremy is a former executive committee board member of Oregon Humanities, an advisor to the Alabama Innovation Engine and a regular AIGA Design for Good facilitator.
In this hands-on training session, participants will gain confidence by learning practical tools and methods to become an effective facilitator. See who is attending the workshop in Minneapolis.
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and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and
educational purposes in connection with AIGA and Colab conferences and
activities, in corresponding publications, in AIGA’s archives and
on the AIGA and Colab websites.
There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations made prior to May 15, 2013. AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made between May 15 and May 30, 2013. No refunds will be available after May 30, 2013.
The workshop is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is
limited to funds remitted for workshop registration and
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