Design Thinking

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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United Way of Washtenaw County
2305 Platt Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Session 5: Design Thinking
*Sorry, this series of Leadership DELI is open exclusively to grantees of the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders. The next series, scheduled to begin in February 2019, will be open to all SE Michigan nonprofits*
Being able to problem solve is vital for leaders across all industries, sectors, and organizations.  In this session, guest presenters from the Henry Ford Learning Institute will share their expertise in Human-Centered Design to deepen your ability to approach problems from new perspectives and engage with stakeholders meaningfully.  HFLI defines Design Thinking as a collection of methods and mindsets that allow us to reframe problems and act on them. Design Thinking can deepen content knowledge, teach critical thinking skills, strengthen innovative mindsets, and develop creative confidence. This workshop will provide a high-level introduction to Design Thinking, or Human-Centered Design, along with a deeper dive into nontraditional tools for connecting with stakeholders to better understand their needs. As a participant, you will be able to take these tools back to your nonprofit to creatively engage with clients and other stakeholders in service of transformational solutions