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Managing for Design Impact: Strategic 1x1s

Hosted by

Alison Gretz

Wed, May 29, 2024

4:00 PM UTC (30 minutes)

Virtual (Zoom)

Free to join

What you'll learn

How to Interpret Organizational Objectives

Identify the multiple layers of company, department and team goals and assess where you can have impact.

Ways to Translate & Connect for Individuals

Know the real motivators for your individuals and help them focus on impactful work that inspires them.

Powerful 1x1 Meeting Agendas that Drive Impact

Take a strategic approach to team rituals and checkins that create inclusive AND effective environments.

Why this topic matters

As a Design Manager, you are the translator for the humans you lead and the organization you all work in. By taking a strategic approach to the critical 1x1 touchpoint you can connect your team members to bigger impact, stronger purpose and more joyful work.

You'll learn from

Alison Gretz

Design Leadership Veteran. 2x VP of UX. Coach & Trainer of Rising Design Managers. Scottish lass in the Midwest.

Alison Gretz possesses over two decades of digital experience in strategy, information architecture, UX design, product, marketing, and startups. Her career is marked by impactful achievements such as leading the Target App's relaunch for increased engagement and digital revenue. Amidst the pandemic, she rebuilt Shutterfly's Creative Services group, ensuring continuous product photography. Additionally, Alison expanded the global UX Design team at Thomson Reuters, promoting user-centric design worldwide.


Alison's approach emphasizes open communication, idea sharing, and diverse perspectives for better solutions. Her unique insights, blending marketing and UX, yield innovative business  and user-friendly solutions. Besides professional accomplishments, Alison advocates for inclusive workplaces, recognizing that diversity of thought drives innovation and caters to a diverse user base.


Previously at

Target
Shutterfly
Thomson Reuters

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