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Thursday, October 1 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Social Tools for Change Leaders LIMITED

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Workshop: Social Tools for Change Leaders

This workshop is based on our experience working with people in many kinds of companies, organizations and communities who are not only trying to improve results, but the culture and conversations from which those results are born.

Most often, attempts to change an organization’s structure or process succeed only to the extent that they take root in the way people relate to one another and to the larger purpose that brings them together. Therefore, if you are working for change at any level, you face the challenges of working with groups of people.

In this one-day workshop, you will experience three methods or tools that can help move a group from debate to dialog, from repeating patterns to creating something new.

You are invited to step away for a day of working and learning with a wonderfully diverse group of people. The workshop will mix Midwest UX attendees – design professionals from all over the region – with people from the Pittsburgh area who work for change in companies, organizations, schools, neighborhoods, schools, and larger systems. We are planning activities so you not only learn from the material we offer, but from the experience of learning as a group.

Through activities and discussion, you will learn a mix of tools for different aspects of facilitated group work. These include:

  • World Cafe: a way for the whole group to listen to its collective thoughts on a key question
  • Art-based methods, great for getting at those difficult-to-articulate topics like shared motivation and collective purpose
  • Theater-based methods for understanding and shifting difficult group dynamics

Prerequisites: Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook!

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Hannah du Plessis

Principal, Fit Associates LLC
Hannah du Plessis is a principal of Fit Associates LLC, a firm focused on equipping teams and organizations to create better futures for themselves. Hannah’s belief in human potential, tempered by the raw reality of growing up in violent, segregated South Africa, fuels her desire to further the field of social innovation.As a student, Hannah led the amalgamation of two schools during the transition from apartheid. Her career as interior... Read More →
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Marc Rettig

Principal, Fit Associates LLC
Marc is a principal of Fit Associates LLC. After an eager first career in software systems and an influential career in ethnographic research and interaction design, Marc finds himself confronting questions: “What does design look like when it partners with life first, rather than business first?” “How do we make the shift from products for individuals to lasting outcomes at social scale?” “What if we married... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
 Cohon University Center - Connan Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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