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Design Leadership

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Sessions for individuals / two days
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This two-day course will strengthen your influence by helping you think strategically, diagnose challenges early-on, and move beyond communication roadblocks. You’ll learn to apply what you’ve learned to a leadership challenge, so when you return to work, you’ll be able to dive right in.

Ideal for

Mid- and senior-level practitioners and managers who want to influence, inspire, and increase their team’s effectiveness.

Topics

Day

01

  • Build greater self-awareness to discover your own blind spots and biases.
  • Discuss techniques for cultivating autonomy, mastery, and purpose in your creative team.
  • Discover how to increase psychological safety in your team to encourage smart risk-taking.
  • Learn how to help your team grow through a culture of feedback and reflection.
  • Work with a small group of peers on the leadership challenge of your choice.
Day

02

  • Learn how to improve your collaboration and partnership with any stakeholder using strategic communication tools.
  • Investigate the distinct goals, mental models, and  communication styles of key players in the design process.
  • Learn how to leverage storytelling to generate momentum around design.
  • Identify the ROI of your design function by mapping design metrics to company goals.
  • Apply what you learned: work with peers to define strategies for tackling common communication and collaboration roadblocks.

You’ll walk away knowing how to:

  1. Identify your leadership values.
  2. Empower and motivate the individuals on your team.
  3. Create a resilient culture to expand your team’s skills and influence.
  4. Improve communication and collaboration with stakeholders.
  5. Use storytelling to increase the impact of design within your organization.
  6. Measure the ROI of key metrics to create visibility for the impact of design.

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Upon completion

You’ll receive all materials from the course as well as a certificate to help you stand out from the crowd in your professional network.

Our teachers

Our faculty consists of practicing designers who teach from their experience in the field. They have dynamic communication skills, a flair for facilitation, and plenty of personal stories about applying specific design thinking methods and tools.

Jo Roberts
Jo Roberts
Senior Business Designer
Valentina Canavesio
Valentina Canavesio
Design Researcher
Jen Zhao
Jen Zhao
User Experience Designer
Reed Loar
Reed Loar
Director
Tammy Su
Tammy Su
Senior Designer
Shannon McGarity
Shannon McGarity
Director
Nirman Bisla
Nirman Bisla
Senior Interaction Designer
Teresa Brazen
Teresa Brazen
Managing Director, Cooper Professional Education
Jim Dibble
Jim Dibble
Associate Director
Emma Sherwood-Forbes
Emma Sherwood-Forbes
Head of Studio, San Francisco
Nate Clinton
Nate Clinton
Executive Director, North America
Zohar Adner
Zohar Adner
CPE Faculty
“It is an amazing course that is taught by professionals at the top of their game. I learned things that I didn’t realize contributed to being a design leader. I have so much to digest internally and activate and share in my workplace.”
“This course gave me a new perspective on how to influence and interact with people in my organization.”
“It gave me great tools to problem solve creatively, to understand those around me, and to have the confidence to take on leadership in any role.”

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  • October 30, 2019
    San Francisco
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  • November 13, 2019
    New York
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  • November 27, 2019
    Oslo
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  • December 16, 2019
    San Francisco
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  • December 18, 2019
    New York
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Cancellation policy

To cancel your registration, notify us at cpe.support.na@designit.com. If you do so at least 30 days prior to the start of the course, we refund your payment in full. Alternatively, you can transfer your registration to another course within one year of the cancellation date, or assign another individual from your organization to take your place.

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