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Designing Design Teams


  • San Francisco, CA (map)
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Successful design teams are structured with intention. Great design leaders take into consideration best practices across the industry, and adapt them to architect a design organization specific to their company and their needs.

Over two days, develop your personalized plan to designing your design team. Craft a plan to recruit, design, and grow a team that aligns with your organization’s purpose.

Designing Design Teams
1,600.00
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What you’ll learn

Over the course of two days, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design your team structure to best suit your leadership skills and organization’s needs

  • Develop a team hiring plan based on organizational needs

  • Create a pitch for asking for headcount

  • Create a career ladder that supports individual growth and progression

  • Deliver effective performance feedback and catalyze individual performance

  • Developing high performing teams and design excellence

  • Foster creative culture

In addition, you’ll spend quality time with top design leaders in tech during a happy hour Q&A.

Who should attend

This workshop is great for any creative manager responsible for building a team at a startup or technology company. When we say “design,” we include folks in brand design, product design, research and content strategy.


Schedule overview

Day one

9:00am
Breakfast and welcome

9:30am
Design Leadership Profile

10:30am
Break

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm
Leveling + Career Paths

3:00pm
Break

4:00pm
Happy Hour/Q&A with Design Leaders

6:00pm
End

Day two

9:00am
Breakfast and welcome

9:30am
Catalyzing performance

10:30am
Break

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm
Design excellence + culture

3:30pm
Break

6:00pm
End

Logistics

  • The workshop will begin at 9am and will wrap up no later than 6pm each day.

  • A more detailed schedule will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

  • Dietary restrictions and allergies will be collected during registration.


Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change and your workshop may have to wait. If you need to cancel, please email us at hello@designdept.co to let us know as soon as possible.

While we cannot transfer or allow for substitutions, we can help you with a refund.

  • Within one week of registration: Registration is 100% refundable.

  • Between one week of registration and one month before workshop: We'll refund 50% of your registration fee.

  • One month before workshop: Registration is non-refundable.

This policy is subject to change; all registered participants will be notified of any changes.


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