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Tuesday, August 8 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Elevate your Changemaking with LEAN + Design for Social Impact (April Jefferson) POPULAR

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Social change is complex and it's often overwhelming to determine how to make a measurable impact. Change makers know the ins and outs of feeling inspired only to lead to failure and burnout. Many activists and nonprofit projects take a waterfall approach or do the big design process up front. Imagine co-creating change differently.
Explore with us how lean-agile empowered design thinking, influenced social impact within Detroit. Discover how you can apply our learnings for your social impact projects. Be prepared to walk away empowered to act on your ideas to impact social good using your professional knowledge around agile, lean, and UX.

Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • How lean, agile, and UX goes beyond software development and can be leveraged for social issues.
  • How partnering around an idea can rally people to join you in creating an impact.
  • How using empathy and identifying a root cause can create a vision for people to unify around.
  • How collaboration cultivates a path forward with people despite their initial position.
  • How positive coaching is pivotal for engagement and successfully navigating ideas of those impacted.


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April Jefferson

President and Owner, April Jefferson Corp.
April Jefferson is an Agile transformation consultant and organizational change coach. She is passionate about empowering others to foster social change and uses Agile, Lean, UX, design thinking and open space to create awesome solutions and positive organizational cultures. She helps... Read More →

Tuesday August 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
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