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A variety of half-day and one-day workshops that introduce the fundamentals of human-centered design.

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Designing a better meeting. Listening to customers. Storytelling within your organization. In an experiential way, we introduce new tools to use, new behaviors to try, and new mindsets to adopt. 

Some of the workshops we’ve offered recently:

  • Creative Leadership: Supporting Your Team's Innovation Juju
  • Storytelling: Sharing Your Story without Using Powerpoint
  • Introduction to Human-Centered Design
  • Space Matters: Prototyping your Way to a Better Office
  • Listening to Users: Gaining Empathy and Making Sense of It
  • Sh*tty First Drafts: How to Build a Better Prototype
  • Pitch Perfect: Getting the "Yes" You Deserve
 
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Here's what to expect from a one-day workshop:

During a workshop, participants build excitement and capacity. They develop a common language and a shared understanding of fundamental tools, mindsets and behaviors.

Participants leave a workshop with approachable “next steps” for how to apply what they've learned in their work environment.

Team members leave with energy and excitement to  introduce human-centered design to the broader organization.

 
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Workshops are a great first step, and can be tailored to the needs of your organization. We may focus on a particular part of the design process (empathy or rapid prototyping, for example) or a mindset that supports a human-centered approach (for example, radical collaboration, or how to have a bias to action). Each workshop is custom-designed for you, and typically includes:

introduction

We start with a fun, engaging, hands-on overview of the human-centered design process that introduces the core steps: empathy (understanding users), defining a point of view, ideating, prototyping, testing and storytelling.

Participants develop a common language around the fundamentals of human-centered design, in a way that’s approachable and understandable, while walking through the tools and mindsets that fuel human-centered design: how to seek inspiration from users, how to embrace the ambiguity inherent in user-centered design, and how to let doing lead your thinking, with an experimental mindset.

deep dive

Next, we usually facilitate a deep dive into a topic of relevance - which we’ll determine ahead of time, collaboratively - in order to apply design thinking in a real world context. Workshops may cover subjects like rapid prototyping, conducting empathy, storytelling, or any topic that seems applicable to the work of your organization. We often dig into our chosen topic by walking participants through a full design cycle.

take it home

We spend time focused on how participants can “take it home” and apply what they’ve learned when they return to their day-to-day responsibilities. We might dive deep into a topic of relevance - reimagining how to lead a meeting between remote participants, perhaps - in order to apply design thinking in a real world context. Attendees leave with actionable next steps, and an understanding of real world application that allows them to practice and synthesize what they’ve learned.


 
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Every session we deliver is custom-designed by our team, and one-size-fits-all pricing does not exist. No two sessions are alike, and pricing varies. Here are the biggest drivers of cost:

number of days. Most Learning Experiences are three days long. Our price also reflects days for pre-production, session design, coaching calls and more.

number of coaches. We bring just the right number of coaches to each session. Learning Experiences have a strict coach to participant ratio of 1:5.

number of participants. We recommend 15-25 participants for a Learning Experience. Occasionally we’ll go as high as 30, but 20 is the sweet spot. 

logistics. Do we need to rent a venue, or are we using our Nashville studio? Is catering included? Are we providing storytelling deliverables, like videos? Is travel required? All of these factors - and others - impact cost.

 
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Usually, our proposals include the following:

session design, planning, pre-production and facilitation. We custom-design exciting and engaging sessions that provide the perfect environment for deep and impactful work.

use of our Nashville studio. (Prefer that we come to you? We can do that, too.)

delicious catering and healthy snacks. Our catering partners provide delicious and healthy lunch and catered snacks, designed to fit the practical and emotional needs of the work we’re doing.

materials and supplies. Including worksheets, prototyping materials, etc.

 
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Usually our proposals don’t include travel and expenses. But that’s it!


 
 

Not sure what you need? Not a problem. Reach out and let's have a conversation.


 
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