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    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    ExperienceInnovation™ | Aware Virtual - Learn the essentials of human-centered design.

    The advent and fallout of the global pandemic have vastly altered the rhythms of the modern workforce. And yet while businesses of today are marching onward into a new world, one thing has remained unchanged: the crucial need for innovative and human-centered thinkers.

    As quoted by, “Whether a company requires a software developer or an interior designer, design thinking is identified as an essential skill irrespective of the job role."  In this particular time of crisis, the all-encompassing skill of Human-Centered Thinking (or Design Thinking) will not only drive innovation, but arm a workforce with the necessary tools to thrive both today and into the future.

    This workshop is delivered virtually by ExperiencePoint-trained facilitator, Marvin Dejean, and guided by ExperiencePoint's proprietary simulation, giving you the opportunity to actively engage in learning and to get hands-on application with the tools of human-centered design.

    ExperienceInnovation™ | Aware Virtual provides a compelling case for putting customers at the center of problem-solving and an awareness of the mindset, habits, tools and techniques of an innovator.

    Over the course of this immersive workshop participants will learn:

    • The human-centered design (HCD) process and which types of problems it can help solve for
    • How to use an empathetic, user-centered mindset to understand problems in order to generate innovative solutions
    • Ideation and the refinement of concepts for solutions
    • How to test and validate solutions to identify the ones that are likely to produce desired business outcomes

    Practices such as unbiased observation, engaging extreme users and putting oneself in the mindset of a beginner and just a few take-aways from this program. In short, human-centered training opens its practitioners up to a world of emotional intelligence, arming them to collaborate, communicate and innovate alongside future-facing workforces and the customers of tomorrow.


    Program Requirements:

    • Access to a computer that allows Zoom
    • Access to either a smart phone or tablet (in addition to your computer accessing Zoom)

    In partnership with:

    ExperiencePoint, an award-winning training company that develops innovation and change management workshops that are transforming the way people learn, manage change and solve complex problems.

    Program Agenda (Note that breaks will be incorporated)

    9:00 - 9:15 AM: 15 mins: Welcome, ice-breaker & introductions
    9:15 - 10:00 AM: 45 mins: Inspire New Thinking (defining "How Might We" challenges & Seeking Extremes)
    10:00 - 10:45 AM - 45 mins: Imagine Solutions (creating options & selecting ideas)
    10:45 - 11:30 AM - 45 mins: Implement New Ideas (prototyping & giving feedback)
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 30 mins: Debrief, Q&A and Wrap Up

    About the facilitator

    Marvin Dejean is a leading business futurist, organizational strategist, and an unapologetic evangelist for innovation-driven solutions to corporate and social challenges. As the Senior Managing Partner of Gilead Sanders LLC., he spends his time helping organizations and individuals take the quantum leap into the 21st-century digital marketplace.

    Marvin is setting a new standard for how businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies ignite human capital, access leadership agility and drive team performance leading them in tackling some of their most pressing challenges in a rapidly changing world.

    Dejean is the author of the e-book “The DNA of Reinvention: A Blueprint for Unleashing the Future of Business & Organizations” and specializes on the topics of the emerging global workforce and reinventing business models for the 21st century.

    Marvin has worked with some of the biggest and most recognizable names in the field of business, government and philanthropy such as Western Union, The Urban league, Florida Blue, Disney and Cisco Systems.

    Keep up with Marvin’s latest adventures by following him on social media:

    Twitter: @mdejean | |

    Registrants that attend the workshop all receive a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a seat at a Sharp Leadership Development workshop!

    Sharp Leadership DevelopmentThis event is generously sponsored by our friends at Sharp Leadership Development. They help managers find their leadership spirit and then achieve success through teams operating at their fullest potential. For more about them and what they do, please visit:

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