Event Details

Design Thinking for Leaders 

Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:00 -7:30 PM

Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Pl.
Denver, CO 80204

Curious about the recent momentum of design thinking in organizations? Wondering how to take advantage of this practice as a leader to drive more creativity and innovation within your company?

Design Thinking is a particularly inspiring approach to innovation that has proven to be highly effective at tackling wicked problems in enterprises and startups alike. Join local design thinking leaders Christi Zuber of Kaiser Permanente and Justin Zacks of Method Garage to explore this revolutionary practice that many leading companies are adopting, and learn how you can take tangible steps toward implementing it successfully as a leader in your own organization. Get out of your comfort zone, experiment and pick up some new tips and tricks to take back to your job.


$78 NOW ONLY $65

In this session you will:

  • Learn the basics of design thinking with an eye toward real-world application back at the office
  • Learn how to ingrain human-centered approaches into strategy, culture, operations and initiatives
  • Take away tools that help unlock creativity and get teams focused on what matters.

Your Instructors

Justin Zacks

Justin Zacks

Co-Founder of Method Garage

Justin brings a unique perspective to enterprise innovation and customer experience design from a deep background across many disciplines including psychology, product management, marketing, human resources and customer insights. With 15+ years of corporate experience, he is considered an expert in a variety of innovation methods such as design thinking, journey mapping, lean and agile - often referenced by top thought leadership firms like Forrester. In addition to his responsibilities as co-founder of Method Garage, Justin mentors startups at Boomtown Accelerator and is a member of the d.global initiative centered in Boulder, CO.

Christi Zuber

Christi Zuber

Principle of Innovation and Design at Kaiser Permanente

Christi Zuber RN, PhDc is internationally recognized for her trail-blazing work in the field of innovation and design. She is currently Principle of Innovation and Design at Kaiser Permanente and Founder of Aspen Labs. Zuber has over 20 years of field experience observing users, creatively generating ideas and field experiment to develop solutions that work. She founded the successful (and joyful!) Innovation Consultancy which she led for 12 years. Their work has been touted by the likes of the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and the New York Times. Christi serves on The Conference Board’s Innovation Council headquartered in NYC and is a mentor to executives in an ASU sponsored fellowship program. In her current PhD work, she’s researching the secret sauce for change agents who have been successful in complex environments that aren’t quite so keen to change. Christi loves to write, research, teach and speak on the topics of design, innovation, creativity and individual empowerment to make a positive difference in the world...and in her new Colorado community.

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