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dmi:Design Management Conference

 

 

dmi: Diversity & Inclusion in Design Conference

Virtual
June 3-5 (Wed/Thurs/Fri), 2020

 

 

Registration Fees:


Day-1 Only June 3/ WED: $300 - Open to All - Opening/ Keynote Speakers (Open to All)
Day-2 Only June 4/ THURS: $300 - Panel + Leadership Workshop (Open to All / Co-Ed)
Day-3 Only June 5/ FRI: $300 - Panel + Leadership Workshop (Women ONLY)

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Agenda / Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

DAILY: 9am-Noon
WEDNESDAY June 3
- Welcome, Keynote Speakers
THURSDAY June 4 - Welcome, Panel Discussion and Leadership Workshop - FOR ALL / Co-Ed (online), Take-Away Tips

FRIDAY June 5 - Welcome, Panel Discussion and Leadership Workshop - WOMEN ONLY (online), Take-Away Tips

 

 

Speaker Sessions - Panel Discussions - Leadership Workshop

 

Join the Design Management Institute (DMI) at our third annual  dmi:Design Leadership Conference on Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion. This Conference will be held virtually/ online, over a three-day period for approximately 3-4 hours each day. This unique event is an opportunity for all to hear and learn from diverse designers from around the globe; to network, collaborate, grow, and to share successes and challenges together.

 

A combination of speakers, panel discussions and workshop sessions will be held, and apply learnings in your workplace right away.

 

Topics will cover several tracks:

  • Hear powerful career stories
  • Learn design management strategies and methods that anyone can apply to achieve success
  • Explore strategies to assess, plan and be successful in your career; overcome career challenges
  • Learn the steps typically taken in the career planning process so you take charge of your career (Leadership Workshop)

Join us! You'll be enlightened and inspired.

 

The conference is open to ALL who wish to learn and share around these important topics.

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Day 1 - WEDNESDAY June 3 (9am - Noon EDT)

  

Keynote Sessions

Be inspired by leading thinkers and doers who are actively advocating for, and practicing, Diversity & Inclusion in leadership, Innovation, and Design.


Welcome - Carole Bilson, President DMI (Moderator)

 

 
   

Designing Equitable Futures

Jessica Jacobs, MFA- Associate Professor, Business & Entrepreneurship Department, Columbia College Chicago; PhD Student, IIT Institute of Design

 

Many innovation-oriented organizations are shifting their business models to be more ethical, inclusive, and equitable, yet there is uncertainty in how to make the business case for these new imperatives. Is there a paradoxical choice between social impact and market growth? Jessica Jacobs, an Associate Professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia College in Chicago will share insights from fieldwork research which includes immersive studies of design-led organizations that are shifting their business models to be more responsible. A new and promising direction in Design is under development through practices oriented towards creating new economies--and consequently new growth opportunities--based on designing equitable business solutions. This session explores how we might redefine the paradox as a catalyst to reimagine the value of designing for impact.

 

 

 

 
   

Focus Group Findings: Examining COVID-19 Through a Diversity & Inclusion Lens

Patricia Pope, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Pope Consulting

 

In this session, you will learn:

  • The #1 challenge for participants during the pandemic so far.

  • The unique and different COVID-19 realities based on race/ethnicity, gender and generation.

  • How organizations, managers and peers are viewed in terms of being supportive during these challenging times.

  • What employees want most from their employers, managers and peers when they return to the workplace.

 

 

 

   
       

Applying Design Thinking to Organizational Design

Salka Fernandez, Director, J&J Solutions, Johnson & Johnson Design 

Mary Quandt, Director, Insights & Experience Strategy, Johnson & Johnson Design 

 

Mobilizing a global organization of more than 130,000 employees toward change is no easy undertaking. Johnson & Johnson is applying a human-centered, purpose-led approach to employee experience, with a modernized corporate brand that supports the company’s deep commitment to profoundly changing the trajectory of health for humanity.
 
Join this session to hear about how design thinking is being utilized as a strategic way of leading Johnson & Johnson toward organizational innovation, with the design of a distinct, intentional and holistic employee experience.

 

 

   
       

Allies to Advocates, an approach towards Inclusive Leadership

Ann Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer, 3M

Kayo Roehm, Design Officer, 3M Design

 

It takes deliberate action to become an inclusive leader who not only supports but also advocates for inclusion including for underrepresented groups.

 

Reflect on your inclusive behaviors in advocating for Diversity and Inclusion and identify personal actions to drive progress.

 

 

Day 2 - THURSDAY June 4 (9am - Noon EDT)

  

Panel Discussion & Co-Ed Leadership Workshop: "Take Charge of Your Career"

Be moved to action as executives share career guidance in an inspiring Panel Discussion followed by an exclusive Leadership Workshop: "Take Charge of Your Career" designed by Dr. Denise Sawyer-Johnson, Leadership Development Professional and Empowerment Coach.

 





Laura Vennie
Director Usability & Experience Design at Newell Brands


Kevin Bethune
Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life


Jerry Kathman
Founder, Chairman of the Board, LPK


Bob Schwartz
former VP, Global Design & User Experience, GE Healthcare


Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute

 

During these challenging times, it's important to recalibrate our career plans and refocus on our personal values, interests, and strengths, and demonstrate our value to our organizations. Being resilient and flexible to address demands and explore various career options and opportunities can ensure we manage career challenges and facilitate continuous learning.

The Leadership Workshop will include an overview of the steps typically taken in the career planning process

  • Take stock of your career
  • Identify your values, interests, and strengths
  • Examine key factors driving your career decisions
  • Establish & cultivate your Brand
  • Assess the value you add in your organization
  • Take Charge of the next steps: Career Planning

 

Registered attendees will receive a guide booklet to follow along in the session. It will contain exercises and resources to guide your career development and move you closer to your goals. Following the session, each participant will be positioned to move to the next steps in the career planning process. These steps can be conducted on your own, or with the help of a career expert or professional coach.

 

*Dr. Johnson designs and conducts training on behalf of the American Management Association. She has also managed leadership and talent development for companies such as BMW, Kodak, Ryder, and Burger King.


 

Day 3 - FRIDAY June 5 (9am - Noon EDT)

  

Panel Discussion & Women-Only Leadership Workshop: "Take Charge of Your Career"

Day 3 follows that same agenda panel discussion and workshop sessions as day 2, but the Leadership Workshop is open to women only.

 





Michele Stuhl
President & CEO,
Michelle Stuhl & Co.


Diane Elabidi
User-research Lead, Google Hardware


Harriet Tolputt
Head of Creative, Intl Monetary Fund


Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute


Dr. Denise Sawyer-Johnson
Leadership Development Prof & Empowerment Coach

  


 

Sponsorship

A wide variety of promotional opportunities are available to keep your company’s name front and center in the minds of conference attendees, before, during and after their conference experience.

 

Contact Contact DMI if interested in sponsorship. Sponsorship levels starts at $2500+.

 

 

   
 

 

Conference Location (Now Virtual/Online)

 

New America

Experience Washington DC. Located in the heart of downtown, the conference is within a 15 minute walk from Smithsonian museums including the Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Women in the Arts, National Building Museum, and the White House. Restaurants, entertainment, and transportation are minutes away.740 15th NW, #900, Washington, DC 20005

New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise that brings promising new voices to public discourse. It's located in the heart of the nation’s democracy, only two blocks from the White House. The physical space is modernvibrantwiredopen, and yet also housed in a beautiful, historic building.

 

 

   
 

Washington DC

Experience Washington DC. Located in the heart of downtown, the conference is within a 15 minute walk from Smithsonian museums including the Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Women in the Arts, National Building Museum, and the White House. Restaurants, entertainment, and transportation are minutes away.

 

 

 

 










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