The 2nd annual Columbus Young Professionals Week (April 23-April 29, 2018) is a collaborative calendar of events & activities celebrating Columbus and all there is to do around the city for emerging leaders, young professionals, and students. Most events are free, but some require a ticket. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Columbus YP Week is open to all who wish to join us!  #CbusYPWeek
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Friday, April 27 • 7:30am - 10:30am
YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session

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Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #5 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

The final session of the week is an interactive Design Thinking exercise in which we’ll respond personally and creatively to the weeks’ themes. Design Thinking is a collaborative approach to innovation that begins with building a shared cross-disciplinary understanding of the problem and the stakeholders involved. This approach has become popular with business leaders, engineers, marketers, and product designers, in areas as diverse as healthcare, sustainability, education, urban planning, new product and service development, and entertainment.

Participants will work in groups using a variety of materials, as they are guided through a fast-paced series of activities. Participants come away not only with deeper insights about the week’s key lessons, but also with first-hand experience in one of today’s most important innovation methods in business, engineering, and design communities in companies such as Apple, Google, Starbucks, and P&G.

**Because of the nature of this workshop, participants must commit to the entirety of the time allotted. In addition, the number of attendees is limited to 50 people in order to make this session productive.**

  • 7:30-8:00AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 8:00-8:15AM      Insights from the Week
  • 8:15-8:30AM       Design Thinking Introduction
  • 8:30-10:00AM      Design Thinking Workshop
  • 10:00-10:30AM       Sharing ideas
  • 10:30AM    Wrap up and closing remarks

Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Friday April 27, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am EDT
CCAD Mind Market