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Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - November Meeting

  • 12 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • IQVIA (Formally Quintiles) Room 102, 4820 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC 27703
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What is Design Thinking? Why is it a buzz word and how do I avoid an Innovation hangover?

ATD Competency: Instructional Design, Change Management

Join us for a frank conversation about application, success and failures from an Innovation Enablement Training and Consulting Firm who leverages the discipline, tools and methods of Design Thinking (or Human Centered Design) to help organization solve complex problems, create or improve upon existing services, define sustainable visions and design impactful experiences.

Dan Black, Innovation Enabler for Faster Glass Consulting, will lead our discussion.

We will discuss....

a) A high level overview of the Discipline of Design Thinking.

b) What it is, it’s capabilities and limitations and why so many companies are rushing to incorporate it into their strategy.

c) Success stories, as well as, cautionary tales from experience over the years helping organizations from learning institutions, government agencies, non-profits and enterprise lever corporations.

Most importantly, Dan is here to answer your questions. As a life long learning professional, he has seen applications in all facets of the learning industry from strategic talent development, curriculum design and content creation.

Share and tag this event on social media!  #DesignThinking #HumanCenteredDesign


Dan Black, Innovation Architect & Partner at Faster Glass...imagine better - innovate faster

Dan is a highly skilled facilitator who designs educational experiences which drive performance. His true strength comes in his ability to help his clients establish a shared vision of what they are trying to accomplish. He then works with them to architect plans to execute on the vision. Dan’s aptitude for creative problem solving and connecting seemingly unrelated dots, combined with an infectious air of “joy in the challenge,” has earned him the reputation of a person who does serious work but doesn’t take himself too seriously.

As a business strategist, Dan has helped organizations large and small, both for-profit and non-profit, grow and succeed. His professional career spans PwC, Bank of America (in both Marketing and Technology), and two of his own businesses in Real Estate and Sales Leadership Training. In his last position at a custom learning and development company, he guided a team which served over 130 companies globally by crafting results-focused training solutions.

Dan earned a B.S. in Mass Media Communications from George Mason University and considers himself a native of Charlotte simply due to the fact he’s been there since Independence Blvd. was a two-lane road. He lives with his wife of 20 years, Blair, and their two children, Mason and Sophia.

Little Known Fact

Dan lived in 16 different states and 3 countries before the age of 18. (Just one of the perks of being one of five sons of a U.S. Marine Corps officer!)

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