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Scaling Yourself (and Design)


  • 138 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA (map)
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Scaling an organization begins with scaling it’s leadership—you. As you scale your organization, you must also learn to scale yourself and your team. However, it’s easy to fall into old habits of doing, which hold you and your team back. Over the course of two days, learn to overcome the chaos of hyperscaling by developing new skills and frameworks to scale yourself, your team, and the design practice.

Scaling yourself
1,600.00
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Registration closes June 7, 2019.

 

What you’ll learn

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

  • Adapt your leadership style to support your team

  • Learn techniques to avoid burnout as a leader

  • Defend your priorities

  • Delegate effectively

  • Increase your scope by managing managers and learning to lead through others

  • Maximize your available energy

  • Structure design excellence across your organization

Who should attend

This workshop is created for experienced managers and directors that are scaling their organization, beginning to manage managers, and are seeking ways to be more efficient in their role. Applies to leaders across creative disciplines — brand design, product design, research and content strategy. All industries and backgrounds welcome.


Schedule overview

Day 1
Scaling you

9:00am
Breakfast and welcome

10:00am
Design Leadership Profile

11:00am
Sustainable leadership

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm
Designing your time

2:30pm
Dynamic leadership

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

6:00pm
Wrap up

Day 2
Scaling your team

9:00am
Breakfast and recap

9:30am
The art of delegation

11:00am
Introduction to coaching

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm
Scaling excellence

4:00pm
Developing your playbook

6:00pm
Wrap up

* Schedule may change. We iterate on our products too.


Session Details

Scaling you:

Design Leadership Profile
The Design Leadership Profile focuses on four pillars of creative leadership—vision, team and execution—and the critical skills necessary to successfully deliver within each area. Develop your personal profile to inform your own growth and your team’s development.

Sustainable leadership
The key to scaling your leadership (and avoiding burnout) comes from within. Beyond the basics of self-management and discipline, two key areas for creative leaders to invest is their creativity and resilience.

Designing your time
It’s a classic challenge: the urgent winning out over the important. Designing your time teaches a framework for evaluating impact and effort to determine what to prioritize, delegate, or dump—so you begin your journey of scaling your impact with a clear path for moving forward.

Dynamic leadership
Leadership is a multi-dimensional, creative practice. Today’s leaders embrace models and mindsets as diverse as the challenges they face, and are flexible and responsive in how they lead. This introduction to modes of leadership gives participants opportunities to explore models and mindsets that are critical to developing a dynamic leadership style.

Scaling your team:

The art of delegation
Delegation is not only a successful tool in scaling yourself, but it’s also a great opportunity to help your team develop new competencies. Learn the different types of delegating and how to gracefully share responsibilities with your team.

Introduction to coaching
As creatives transition into leadership, they often rely on directing and problem-solving as a primary interaction model with their teams. Coaching is a powerful tool to empower your team and scale yourself. Develop skills to introduce coaching as a new mode of leadership into your practice to help your team thrive.

Scaling excellence
High performance design teams focus on solving the right problems with the right guardrails and processes in place to build quality experiences rapidly. In this session, we focus on two key areas of the excellence framework that support scaling excellence.


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.