Sample Agenda for InspirED Events
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. including continental breakfast and lunch
Lead Like a Designer | Erik Burmeister & Lisa Solomon
How does a designer see the world differently? Why design; why now? How can viewing constraints differently lead to better solutions? What current examples of design in education exist?
Give Form to Ideas | Lisa Solomon
How can simple pictures help solve complex problems? I have an idea, but how do I get others excited about it? How do I communicate something new? How can visual thinking create more buy-in?
The Power of Vision | Lisa Solomon
How do you find clarity in complexity? How do you create a shared vision amongst a diverse group of stakeholders? How can you keep the urgent from disrupting the important?
Practice Extreme Collaboration | Lisa Solomon
How can leaders let go of needing to have all the answers? How do we utilize diverse talent in the room? How do we bring good ideas forward in collaborative and co-creative ways? How do we minimize unproductive politics like status, fairness and tradition?
The Power of Improv |
How can we see our colleagues more authentically? What practices encourage more trust and collaboration among our teams? What strategies can we use to make meetings more productive, positive and fun?
8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. including breakfast and lunch
Design as a Tool for Discovery | Erik Burmeister
How can asking the right questions lead to bold new ideas? What is empathy and why is it important? Who are our end users? How would schools be different if we considered ourselves in the “customer service” business?
Act Like a Producer | Erik Burmeister & Erin Raab
How do we balance being visionary with the ongoing needs of our community? With so many daily distractions, how do we produce results? How do we manage risk and fear? What’s my role in the change? How do I take this back home? How do I keep up the momentum?
"The biggest takeaway from these two days is the importance of being present and making connections
before we can create." - InspirED participant