UX Boot Camp: Foster America

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Boost your design and strategy skills and help Foster America care for our nation’s most vulnerable children.

Join Cooper’s advanced UX Boot Camp in New York City on March 21-24, 2017 to help Foster America design a new, cutting-edge recruitment and engagement strategy!

Foster America, an innovative nonprofit, is dealing with a serious problem—our nation’s foster care system is broken. 400,000 foster children in the United States face abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. 

Come put your skills to the test and help Foster America recruit and retain high-level professionals who can fix the foster care system and guarantee a brighter future for these children.

Interested? Sign up now.

What you’ll get out of the UX Boot Camp:

Cooper’s UX Boot Camp offers an opportunity for professionals in design, development, and product management to build their service design skills and work alongside top talent from around the world. UX Boot Camp participants not only get to hone their craft, but also help solve a problem for an innovative organization tackling work that matters.

This 4-day intensive workshop provides an introduction to Cooper’s time-tested “Goal-Directed Design” approach. You’ll learn how to interview internal stakeholders and prospective recruits, and synthesize your findings to create personas and scenarios that bring a new level of power to design. You’ll get to create a solution, pitch it to your client, and you’ll do it all with coaching from senior Cooper instructors. You’ll also get active feedback from Foster America executives, who might implement your proposed solution as their new business strategy!

You’ll add new methods and techniques to your design toolkit, learn new leadership skills, and make connections with top-notch professionals. The design concept you complete will be yours to add to your portfolio.

Who’s Involved:

Designers, developers and product managers from around the world will meet in the Cooper offices to immerse themselves in Cooper’s high-impact UX and service design design methods. Cooper’s brightest talent will be there to guide the process and help boost your skills.

You’ll work directly with the Foster America team. You’ll get a feel for their experience, and learn to identify the kind of people they need to fortify their ranks—young, urban movers and shakers who have the drive and the know-how to make Foster America’s mission a reality.

Meet The Client:

Foster America’s Marie Zemler Wu is excited to work with you on this powerful, forward-thinking project. Here’s what she has to say:

“Innovators like Cooper have proven that they can change how we travel, shop, date, and conduct every element of our lives. The children living in our nation’s imperiled foster care system deserve this kind of breakthrough innovation, too.”

Our mission is to attract top talent to reform child welfare, which serves abused and neglected children, and we’re looking to Cooper’s UX Boot Camp to guide our strategy. How can we find the best leaders and innovators? How can we apply their talents to bring our mission to life? We can’t wait for the UX Boot Campers to discover the insights and design the strategies that will help us answer these questions.

Save your spot here in the UX Boot Camp with Foster America, March 21-24 in New York City.

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