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Exploding Unicorns: Capability Mapping for Design Teams

  • Barbican Silk Street London, England, EC2Y United Kingdom (map)

Yet again, you’ve discovered the hard truth. Neither you nor anyone on your team is a unicorn, with mastery over all of the design skills in the universe. The work isn’t getting any easier. And there’s not a chance that the skills your team was hired for will still be applicable in ten years, let alone two. We just need to get better. At everything.

As a leader, how do you plan for growth, not just in headcount but in depth and breadth of skills? What’s your current picture of your team? What skills are you rich in? What ones do you need right away? Who is going to help develop them? And where do your skills fit into it all?

In this hands-on workshop as part of the Leading Design conference in London, you’ll work with your fellow design leaders to:

  • Audit your team’s existing skill set: strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between
  • Identify what skills are critical to enhance and maintain for your team, based on your growth plan and company culture
  • Learn how to transition ownership of ongoing skills development to your team, and provide them with the necessary coaching and support
Earlier Event: October 25
Grooming an Heir and a Spare