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
Senior Design Directors leading a portfolio of programs or domains.
Design Directors leading teams in highly matrixed environments where influence across, up, and down is crucial for success.
Senior Design Managers leading functional teams in complex organizations, and positioning themselves for future roles.
7 interactive live sessions
Lifetime access to course materials
Direct access to instructor
Projects to apply learnings
Guided feedback & reflection
Private community of peers
Course certificate upon completion
Maven Satisfaction Guarantee
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Design Leadership at Scale - Director
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.
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you