Nov 30, 12:00 AM UTC 


Design Thinking: Learn to Think Like a Disruptor


Today, all firms—even traditional leaders—must think like “disruptors”, the upstart firms that are creating new products, new business models, and even entirely new industries. In this workshop, Dartmouth professor and award-winning author Peter Golder will explore a design thinking approach to help marketers see their businesses in entirely new ways. Based on empirical research and leading management practice, “design thinking” can prompt firms to disrupt current practices and devise innovative new business models and ways to solve consumers’ everyday problems. Attendees will learn the principles of design thinking and will put ideas into practice through facilitated discussion and group exercises.

Seats are very limited for this small, interactive workshop experience, so make sure to register now to secure a space. Please contact with any questions or issues.

Agenda Description

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8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks
Marni Zea Clippinger, President and CEO, MSI
Katherine N. Lemon, Boston College and Executive Director, MSI
Peter Golder, Dartmouth College
9:15 – 10:00 Living in an Age of Disruption

  • Opportunities and threats from creativity
  • Linear vs. lateral thinking
10:00 – 10:45 Current Management Practice

  • Exemplar companies’ practices
  • Your companies’ practices
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. Design Thinking Part I

  • What is design thinking?
  • Creative thinking techniques
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 Design Thinking Part II

  • More creative thinking techniques
  • Creativity in organizations
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:30 Principles into Practice

  • Applying principles to your companies’ practices
3:30 – 4:00 Concluding Remarks
4:00 – 5:00 Reception

Hotel Accomodations

We are currently securing room blocks for this event. For additional information or a list of recommended hotels, please reach out to Christen Stumpf.

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