Workshops


Attendees choose 2 of the 4 following workshops (1 morning, 1 afternoon) to attend on Day 2 of the conference (May 23).

Workshop: Designing Partnerships for Large Scale Impact

Organizations must focus on building their leadership capacity to integrate assets available in their ecosystems, and recombine them in novel and meaningful ways. Led in collaboration with Mo Sook Park, an expert on adaptive leadership, and Randy Stark, executive director, National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs, this workshop will focus on presenting new tools and methods for designing partnerships oriented toward large scale impact.

Workshop: Activating Stakeholders to Improve Systems

Although emerging technologies enable novel solutions, they often bring about unintended consequences that amplify systemic problems. Today’s new mobility ecosystem is populated with ride-sharing platforms and autonomous vehicles. This kind of urban connectivity impacts and is affected by everything, from health to safety to inclusion. Led in collaboration with Hitachi America, we will investigate how to activate stakeholder networks and leverage emerging technologies for systemic change towards better futures of mobility using Foresight tools and methods.

Workshop: Shifting Power through Inclusive Design Processes

There are implicit, tacit power structures embedded in almost all design methodologies, and the methodologies that an organization uses determine its creations. When we understand our own positions of power, we can become more inclusive, collaborative, and innovative. In this workshop, George Aye (Greater Good Studio) and Jorge Camacho will lead an exercise in prototyping power shifts to demonstrate how we can activate networks and build more equitable and sustainable infrastructures.

Workshop: Behavioral Design for Networked Organizations

The tension between an organization’s desire to embrace the new and its ability to do so is often amplified when it must collaborate with other organizations to achieve its goals. While strategy-driven methods and frameworks for internal “change management” are well-known, considering organizations as members of networks through the lens of behavioral design is less established. In this workshop, ID visiting professor Ruth Schmidt will introduce and prototype evolving methods to help organizations diagnose and tackle common organizational behavior issues that can help them operate more effectively within their business ecosystems.

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