This session introduces participants to basic features of “Immersion Thinking,” a new approach to innovative problem solving. The approach allows managers to take full advantage of the original insights of design teams, using freewriting methods to democratize ideation, encourage deep collaboration, and cultivate genuine creativity. We’ll explore how interpretive engagement can add depth and range to the design process by making the ideation stage more comprehensive and inclusive. Following an experiential model, workshop participants will practice various freewriting techniques to gain first-hand understanding of how the methods can be applied in a range of work settings.
Speaker: Stephanie Dunson
Stephanie Dunson is the author of the upcoming book “Immersion Thinking: How a Simple Technology Can Transform How Work Teams Ideate, Collaborate, and Communicate.” As a consultant, she helps organizations use writing as a vehicle for devising original solutions to complex problems. Her workshops are designed to allow groups to think dynamically, work collaboratively, and innovate strategically. In addition to being founder and former director of the Office of Writing Programs at Williams College, Stephanie has over twenty years of experience as a consultant and critical thinking specialist, empowering clients to push beyond the conventional and allowing organizations to maximize their intellectual capital.
About the Venue:
If you have any trouble getting in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.
Closest Metro Stop: Tysons Corner (Silver Line): You can walk through Tysons Corner mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1919 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.
In addition, there’s a shuttle bus that leaves the McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1919 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.
Light refreshments will be served.
Thank you to our sponsors:
C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.
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