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Forward Faster by Design


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Forward Faster is a monthly event series in which we explore how Human-Centered Design can fuel business, civic, and social innovation. The one-hour sessions are typically a mix of brief presentations and/or discussions with innovation practitioners followed by small group conversations. Now in its sixth year, Forward Faster has morphed into a virtual forum where people from a wide variety of backgrounds "collide and connect" with others who share an interest in creativity, innovation, and design. If this sounds like your kind of tribe, make plans to join us at an upcoming event. 

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Rethinking the Road Ahead: Influencing Others

Friday, October 15th, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET
Virtual Event via Zoom

$10 General Admission*

*Discounted tickets available for Education, Non-Profit, and Government professionals

As challenging as it might be for us to rethink our own assumptions, beliefs, and operating models, it pales in comparison to getting others to do so. In part, this is because we often choose tactics that are far less effective than they seem. The current debates around public health measures serve as prime examples. Yet, to nimbly navigate the ever-changing road ahead, we must be able to influence others to reexamine their old beliefs and explore new ones.


So what can we do differently?


At the next Forward Faster by Design virtual event, we’ll explore techniques we can use to persuade others to rethink their opinions and positions. For example, helping people "stumble over the truth" can be a powerful nudge toward change. By taking a collaborative, sometimes counterintuitive approach, we increase our odds of influencing others to change their minds and their behaviors. If we can do that, then we can smooth the path to innovation within our teams, organizations, and communities.

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