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Wednesday, June 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Business and Education Design Thinking: From Insight to Innovation

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It takes 4,000 ideas to generate one commercial success. That means while a company is hard at work attending to its core business, it has to have systems in place that continually generate fresh ideas. We call it “future-proofing.” Design Thinking is extremely useful in tackling problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways. 

This program is designed for business professionals and educators who want the skills and insights to become innovative leaders who solve problems by crafting integrated solutions, addressing the needs of the customer and the goals of the stakeholders. You will leave this session understanding the design thinking principles, seeing your issues in a new way and with an actionable framework to bring back to your organization.   

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You will learn the basic arch of design thinking and how to use this process in business or teaching.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might leave with a new view of your problems with fresh solutions.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might be able to take this process in insight back to your organization or school to solve problems in a human-centered way. 


Katy Foucar-Szocki

Partner and Founder, Creative Dynamics
Katy Foucar-Szocki has passion for creativity, strategy and innovation. After her undergraduate at James Madison University, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she worked with startups in business development and management. After seven years doing sales and leadership for a startup... Read More →
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Diane Foucar-Szocki

Virginia, United States, James Madison University
Diane Foucar-Szocki, (CEF Distinguished Leader and ICCS graduate, professor of adult education and human resource development at James Madison University), attends CPSI this year primarily as a Minds at Work-certified Immunity to Change coach. Developmentally sensitive coaching and... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am EDT