We Can Be Heroes: Life Design & Overcoming Obstacles
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Presenters: Elizabeth Garber, Sarah Beharry-Goss and Saffron House
Time: 5.30pm, due to finish at 8.30 pm
Venue: Ordnance Survey, Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS
Map at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ordnance+Surveyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-1.4706248,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47d8709df88c2f2f:0x605491c8151218b1?hl=en
Please bring photo ID (such as driving licence) with you for security check
Cost: Free, but booking needed
Organised by Lean-In-Together: South England Chapter, Hants Digital Women, in association with Ordnance Survey, BCS Hampshire Branch and BCS Women.
Building on from last month’s ‘Maximise Your Potential’ workshop, this will be a creative and interactive session aimed at giving everyone a chance to reflect on their goals – and maybe explore some of the life-paths we don’t let ourselves think through.
• The session will draw upon the work of two Stanford Professors, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, who have developed an iterative & collaborative approach to innovation, ‘Design Thinking’ ( https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources-collections/design-thinking-artifacts, at Stanford’s D-School ). Now, they’ve devised a course that seeks to apply those same principles to life – neatly summed up in New York Times Bestselling book ‘Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Built, Joyful Life’ (ISBN-13: 978-1101875322).
Elizabeth Garber met Dave at the Lean In Leaders conference in July and will provide an introduction to Design Thinking and then lead some reflective & group exercises to get us started as we apply it to our own lives.
Then we’re going to look at some of the obstacles we face in achieving our goals: starting with our own sense of self belief and a presentation from Sarah Beharry-Goss on imposter syndrome: how it affects almost all of us, and what we can do to combat it.
The evening will culminate in a creativity exercise led by Hants Digital Women founder, Saffron House, in which we construct a narrative around one key challenge we face: get ready to draw your ‘Hero’s Journey.’