Frequently Asked Questions – Small Design Team
- What is a Design Team and how does it work?
It is a collaborative process facilitated by an experienced coach with a small team of people in or anticipating a major life transition such as early retirement, retirement or a career change. Each week, the team engages in various exercises based on design thinking principles and discusses their ideas and insights, culminating in various prototypes to test.
- How can a Design Team be helpful to me?
A Design Team can help you expand your thinking, test your ideas and spur creativity. It can provide alternative perspectives and help you generate new insights. It’s also fun to be part of a group working through exercises together.
- How is it delivered?
The program is delivered virtually via Zoom.
- How often do you run them?
Four times a year. Programs dates to be announced. Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Why are the teams limited in number?
The program I’m certified to use is a coaching process and that works best with a small group, where I can know about each participant’s goals and help them move forward. It’s an interactive process, not a class or informational workshop. There are breakout sections in each session organized in triads, so we strive for 3, 6 or 9 participants whenever possible.
- How much time do I need to commit to this?
The six weekly sessions run 90 minutes each. There are exercises to complete between sessions which typically take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
7. Is it confidential?
Yes. Confidentiality is a key ground rule that has to be agreed to by all participants, including your coach, and is stipulated in our Client Agreement.
8. My organization is interested in sponsoring a design team on-site. Do you do that?
Yes. I would still work with a team of 3 to 9 people, but happy to discuss your needs.
Please contact me at [email protected]