CUES Virtual Classroom: Cultivating a Design Thinking Mindset for Problem-Solving

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This event is FREE for CUES Unlimited and Unlimited+ Members

Previously Held Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Our organizations and teams are addressing new problems everyday as our world continues to change. Chances are, you encounter something frustrating each day that makes you think "why does it have to be that way?" or “how might we make this better?”. 

During this session, you’ll learn more about the basics of design thinking and how you can move through the “friction” moments to solve problems. This interactive session will allow you to reflect on a current problem and understand how cultivating a design thinking mindset can help you proactively transform your world using human-centered solutions. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Become familiar with design thinking and the 5 steps of the design thinking process - empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test
  • Learn how to re-frame "friction" points as opportunities for proactive problem-solving
  • Practice putting design thinking to work on a real challenge
  • Gain confidence in improving the world around you with human-centered solution

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About the Presenter:

Valerie Rivera
Take Back Work

Valerie Rivera is on a mission to create workplace cultures where people thrive. As CEO and Founder of Take Back Work, Valerie works with clients of all sizes across the globe - from small startups to large corporations and everything in between. She incorporates best practices in organizational behavior, design thinking, and coaching for change that sticks, and partners with clients to develop practical strategies tailored to their needs.

Prior to earning her MBA at Stanford, Valerie served in the United States Air Force, where she teamed with her squadron commander to transform a bureaucratic unit into a powerhouse of creativity and innovation, leading to major breakthroughs and sky-high employee morale. 

Valerie brings positive energy to each encounter and loves working with clients who are ready for transformation and growth.

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