Unleashing the Potential of People and Ideas with Holly O’Driscoll, 19th November

Design Thinking especially for HR and Innovation Leaders.  Executives attend as a pair or more.  

A small intimate group of business leaders on a one-day workshop.

Killashee House Hotel, Naas.  9.00am to 4.30pm.  

Attending Design Thinking training is one thing. Making it stick inside an organization is another. Simply sending a team to training and expecting big changes does not yield the best results. What does is a conscious focus on building leaders with a human centered mindset that inspire a culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Doing so requires support from leaders– leaders from across the company; most importantly innovation leaders and HR leaders.

In this hands on workshop with Holly O’Driscoll, you’ll learn ways to create conditions where innovators can thrive, challenge the assumptions of conventional leadership models, and leave with an action plan of how to bring more human-centeredness to life inside your organization, and make it stick!  See Holly in action below during Design Thinking Ireland 2019.  Her talk on the day focused on “Innovation readiness in teams: How to prepare your organization for a Design Thinking mindset”.

Introducing Holly O’Driscoll

Former Global Design Thinking Leader & Innovation Strategist Procter & Gamble, USA | CEO at Ampersand Innovation

Holly O’Driscoll is an industry expert in the field of Design Thinking and human centered innovation. She has enabled the transformation of organizations through teaching the method and mindset of Design Thinking. As Global Design Thinking Leader at P&G, Holly partnered with teams across the company to lead more than 250 Design Thinking experiences, often at the request of C-suite executives. Holly’s passions include problem framing, the application of Design Thinking to organizational strategy, unleashing the diversity of people, leadership philosophy and creating conditions that allow human creativity and curiosity to thrive.

Throughout her 20+ year career, Holly has built a reputation as a master human centered innovation strategist, trainer and facilitator. She is the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation, LLC; a Design Thinking and human centered innovation strategy consultancy focused on unleashing the diversity and potential of people and ideas via workshops, design sprints, and capability development.

Holly is the faculty chairperson and lead instructor of the Rutgers University Design Thinking Executive Education program. She has guest lectured on the topic of Design Thinking at The Parsons School of Design, Harvard Business School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Michigan State University, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, and more. In January 2018, she was named one of Michael Bloomberg’s Design Thinking Coaches for the Bloomberg Philanthropies USA Mayor’s Challenge project, and one of her cities was awarded a $1 million prize.

In addition, she has contributed to several books including Tom Wujec’s The Future of Making, David Dunne’s Design Thinking at Work, Thomas Lockwood’s Innovation by Design. She is working on her own book about Design Thinking and leadership. Holly is also a globally sought after conference keynote speaker. Holly has a BA in Chemistry and MBA from Thomas More College. She lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and four children.

Who should attend?

This event is open to leaders and executives of IRDG member companies who want to drive a human centered mindset that inspires a culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation.  To achieve this will require the support and sponsorship of executives, most notably those with responsibility for the innovation agenda.  This is generally, but not limited to, innovation leaders and HR leaders.  This workshop is designed for company executives to attend in pairs (or more).  

IRDG’s credentials in the field of Design Thinking

Design Thinking is one of IRDG’s main learning and innovation themes.  We run Ireland’s leading annual business Conference – Design Thinking Ireland (since 2014), host workshops and masterclasses for our network of companies, and have a Shared Interest Group (SIG) within the membership especially for those companies who are practicing design-led innovation in their businesses. 

Over recent years we have brought a number of international exemplars to Ireland to share their knowledge and experience with our members including Jeanne Liedtka, Darden Business School; Uli Weinberg, HPI d.School; Roberto Verganti, Milan, Holly O’Driscoll and many more.  

Interested in this Exclusive Executive Workshop?  

Booking is available by contacting our office directly.  Spaces are limited.  This workshop is exceptional value to members at just €750 per company, covering 2 people.  Payment can be facilitated by credit card / invoice.

Contact Mary Byrne for more information – mary.byrne@irdg.ie / 087-6501215