Design Leadership at Scale: Director

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(11 ratings)

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2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Learn the core principles of effective design leadership in scaled enterprises

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Course overview

Establish yourself as a leader 

Learn the core principles of effective design leadership in scaled enterprises in this rigorous two-week course for established design leaders positioning themselves for future executive roles.


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This course will focus on making the transition from leading functional teams or programs, to leading a cross-functional organization with enterprise-wide impact.


Content will include:

• Identifying your core leadership qualities and superpowers

• Mapping your organization and understanding key cross-functional relationships

• Learning the signals of mature design organizations

• Measuring and articulating the value of design to your business

• Increasing your impact and influence across the enterprise


This course will deliver a wide range of curricular content through a variety of live and asynchronous learning experiences:

• Pre-recorded video lectures

• Reading assignments

• Live group discussions

• Q&A with guest speakers from the industry

• Hands-on project work

• Collaborative small group working sessions

• Office hours for specific questions and deep dives


Who is this course for

01

Design Directors leading teams in highly matrixed environments where influence across, up, and down is crucial for success.

02

Senior Design Managers leading functional teams in complex organizations, and positioning themselves for future roles.

03

Design Program Managers leading operations across multiple teams.

What you’ll get out of this course

Understanding of the core principles of design leadership


Examining of the components of mature design organizations


Developing insights into increasing impact and influence to drive business impact


Learning the keys to measuring and articulating the value of design to the business


This course includes

7 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

13 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

Aug 19—Aug 29
Nov 11—Nov 21
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  • Week 1

    Aug 19—Aug 25

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      19

      Optional: Design Leadership at Scale – Kickoff Call

      Mon, Aug 19, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

    • Aug

      20

      Module 01 Live Session: Gaining Clarity on Your Leadership Role

      Tue, Aug 20, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      21

      Optional: Office Hours w/ Doug

      Wed, Aug 21, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

    • Aug

      22

      Module 02 Live Session: Understanding Design Maturity in Scaled Organizations

      Thu, Aug 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

  • Week 2

    Aug 26—Aug 29

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      27

      Module 03 Live Session: Measuring and Articulating the Value of Design

      Tue, Aug 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      28

      Optional: Office Hours w/ Doug

      Wed, Aug 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC

    • Aug

      29

      Module 04 Live Session: Increasing Influence and Impact

      Thu, Aug 29, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Module 01: Gaining Clarity on Your Leadership Role

    • Module 02: Understanding Design Maturity

    • Module 03: Measuring and Articulating the Value of Design

    • Module 04: Increasing Influence and Impact

4.5

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What students are saying

Meet your instructor

Doug Powell

Doug Powell

Executive Design Leader, former IBM & Expedia

Doug Powell is an award-winning designer with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines. A recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, and the 2014 Fellow Award from AIGA Minnesota, Doug is a lecturer, commentator, and thought leader on design issues. He has presented at various global conferences, forums, and universities, including Beirut Design Week in Lebanon, Fortune's Brainstorm Design in Singapore, and Yale School of Management. He was on the 2018 Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards jury. Between 2011-2013 Doug served as the national president of AIGA, the professional association for design, the largest and most established design organization in the world.


In the past decade, Doug has served as Vice President of Design at IBM and Expedia Group, where he oversaw design practices, design systems, designer career and leadership programs, and scaling cross-functional design thinking practices across the companies.


Doug is the producer and host of This is a Prototype: The Design Leadership Podcast.

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Design Leadership at Scale: Director

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Join an upcoming cohort

Design Leadership at Scale: Director

DLSD03 - Gamma - 2024

$1,500

Dates

Aug 19—29, 2024

Application Deadline

Aug 18, 2024

DLSD04 - Delta - 2024

$1,500

Dates

Nov 11—21, 2024

Application Deadline

Nov 8, 2024
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$1,500

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2 Weeks