AWIS-NCC Winter Workshop: Leadership by Design

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Saturday, April 1st 2017
8:30am-2:00pm
Genentech, Inc
Room B31-1A, 310 DNA Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Leadership by Design: Using Design Thinking to transform your Career
Work spaces are vastly different than they were 10-20 years ago. Being a woman in science in today’s workforce means you possess characteristics, behaviors, and the mindset that will allow you to become a leader in unpredictable, fast-moving, and value-charged conditions.

We call these leaders “DEOs” — design executive officers — because they are a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. These leaders are not necessarily trained designers or in design positions. They are catalysts for transformation and agents of change. In this workshop, learn not only why this form of leadership is essential to the success of modern organizations, but also what characteristics are common to creative business leaders. Identify these skills in yourself and how to use them to propel your career.

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Workshop Leader: Christopher Ireland

Christopher Ireland worked for 20 years growing and developing Cheskin, a consultancy focused on product and market design innovation. Under her leadership as CEO, the company expanded into global markets, opened four offices, completed two successful mergers and gained a reputation for top quality performance serving a range of high growth clients including Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Pepsi and more. Christopher and her partners successfully sold Cheskin late in 2007.

Ms. Ireland has an M.B.A. from the Andersen School of Management (UCLA). She currently teaches graduate design students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Continuing Studies students at Stanford University. In 2013, she co-authored Rise of the DEO, (New Riders Press) a book examining contemporary leadership traits. She has lectured extensively on the topics of design, human behavior and corporate leadership.

Secure your workshop tickets now! ($35 for AWIS members, $50 for non-members.)

WORKSHOP AGENDA

8:30-9:00 Check in and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-12:00 Leadership by Design
12:00-12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45-1:45 Leadership Panel
1:45-2:00 Closing Remarks