‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’ May 4

Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth” on Wednesday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.

In this workshop, participants will explore design thinking, upskilling and experimenting and how these concepts and tools can be applied to your professional life. For example, prototyping and how skills might transfer to a specific role in the future and what actions to take to experiment will be discussed. Participants will actively engage in discussions around their potential futures, their current role and related skills, and actionable steps for moving forward.

Previous participants shared the following about the workshop:

“This workshop helped me pause, take a step back and examine how various aspects of my professional life fulfill me. It also provided encouragement to take the next steps in building my career, as well as contagious excitement for my peers as they design their career paths. I love opportunities to interact with peers in this way.” –January 2022 participant

“Attending this workshop helped motivate me to increase my efforts in designing my career path as well as calming some anxiety I’ve had recently in not feeling fulfilled by what I do in my role. I appreciate Krista’s relaxed and informative approach to providing resources for us to take steps in creating the best career. The presentation was fresh, easy and provided enough depth to let me dig deeper and enjoy the flow of conversation.” –January 2022 participant

While the workshop might not help you discover your passion or dream job in one session, it can help you begin the process of moving forward on your current career path and creating and leveraging opportunities for growth. Participants also will explore learning and growth opportunities within Vanderbilt and how they can harness such experiences for professional and personal development.

This workshop is relevant to any employee interested in career growth, either now or in the future, and is especially relevant if you are considering pivoting or leveraging your skills in a different way, either in your current role or in a new area.

Note: This workshop includes approximately 10–15 minutes of pre-work. Please consider whether the participation level (Level 3: Collaborate and Create) is a good fit for you—breakout rooms, exercises and activities are included. Discussion and feedback are critical to the design thinking process; we’ll do these in a supportive and inspiring environment.

Facilitator: Krista Vaught

Location: Hosted virtually (Zoom link will be provided after registration)

Save your seat! Enroll here

HR ELE workshops are offered at no cost to VU employees. Learn more about HR ELE’s upcoming learning experiences.