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Talent Development Directors SIG: Actionable Ideas-Design Thinking For Talent Development Directors
Talent Development Directors SIG: Actionable Ideas-Design Thinking For Talent Development Directors


When: Wednesday May 3, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Pfizer
235 East 42nd Street
New York, New York  10017
United States
Jessie McGuire Exec. Dir. Strategy ThoughtMatter; Trenton Kenagy Exec. Creative Dir., ThoughtMatter
Bob Baker




Design Thinking is a deeply human process, it relies on intuition, recognizing patterns, and constructing ideas. We will explore how to develop creative habits like user empathy, collaboration and rapid experimentation that lead to actionable ideas. This session will offer suggestions on how talent development directors can apply design thinking practices to their talent development strategy. To do so, we will:

•    Define design thinking

•    Discuss how it can be used in talent development

•    Gain some experience practicing design thinking ourselves

About our presenters:

Jessie McGuire has spent the last decade as a strategic powerhouse working with companies like Kimberly-Clark, P&G, Danone, and Colgate Palmolive. Throughout her career, she has played a key role in transforming billon-dollar brands into social icons, both on the client and agency side. She absorbs consumer trends and uncovers insights to ignite brilliant solutions. As a facilitator of ideas, Jessie collaborates across the agency to further push creativity. Her profound knowledge of consumer behavior inspires and motivates us all to create meaningful work that sparks Trenton Kenagy

Trenton Kenagy's career in design and branding hasspanned close to twenty years across clients like GAP, Banana Republic, REI, Microsoft, Colgate-Palmolive, Hallmark Cards, Hawaiian Airlines and Land Rover. Prior to joining ThoughtMatter, Trenton spent nearly a decade at Young & Rubicam Group as creative lead for national and global brands. He is a multidisciplinary creative leader who uses his experience in design, strategy, branding and user experience to help brands solve business challenges with beautiful, thoughtful creative solutions. Powered by the excitement of starting an agency from the ground up, Trenton joined ThoughtMatter to build a dynamic and talented creative team, create world-class work and truly help our clients succeed.

ThoughtMatter is a brand design studio in New York City. It uses strategy and design to create brand experiences that inspire and delight. As the Executive Director, Strategy at ThoughtMatter Jessie leads the development and implementation of ThoughtMatter’s strategy and vision, managing the strategy team and leading the strategic process and thinking across all clients and studio endeavors.

Agenda: 5:30 PM networking; 6:00 - 7:30 PM Presentation

Attendance: Free. Limited to chapter members; .

Registration Deadline:  Monday, May 1st at 5 PM to ensure proper security requirements at the venue.

SIG Chair: Bob Baker


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