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Saturday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Making Makers Who (Fearlessly) Make

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How do you make employees who fearlessly make? Makers are those who are comfortable concepting, shaping and sharing ideas within the modern digital-centric workplace – they are the most valuable and difficult to find, hire and retain. This two-part workshop focuses on guiding leaders, change agents, brand and agency executives, learning & development experts, and digital evangelists through the steps of creating a maker-friendly digitally savvy workplace. The first part will focus on helping participants become active makers and the second part will provide a step-by-step guide for participants to go back to their workplace and make makers. We’re not just talking about the skills you’d expect like UX, social media and programming – we will explore courage, vision, imagination, and curiosity as core maker skills. Join us to review methods for jumpstarting the skill evolution of your employees through education, experimentation, prototyping, and tinkering!
Three take-aways:
- Understand definition and value of Makers (making) in the workplace
- Review guidelines for how to cultivate maker friendly cultures, teams, and talent
- Create a Making Makers Who Fearlessly Make action plan
10 minutes: Introductions
45 minutes: Warm Up Hands-on Making Activity (get in touch with your inner maker)
15 minutes: Share and Reflect
30 minutes: Tips for Making Makers in the Workplace
30 minutes: Create Maker Talent Action Plan
10 minutes: Wrap up

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Speakers
avatar for Lori Kent

Lori Kent

Learning Experience Dir, smith & beta
Lori Kent, Ed D., combines expertise in design, adult learning, creative thinking, and the arts/visual culture into an approach to work well-suited for a business context in flux. An experienced professor, she earned her doctorate at Columbia University in the College Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Allison Kent-Smith

Allison Kent-Smith

Founder, smith&beta
Allison Kent-Smith is the founder of smith & beta, an education and talent development company focused on the advertising and marketing industries. She designs integrated sustainable digital-centric programming for employees and executives. Clients include Goodby Silverstein & Partners... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 301-302 110 E 2nd St

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