Use Design Thinking to Pivot Out of COVID
Presented by David Phillips and Kristy Teskey
Join ATD - Charlotte for our chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.
- 5:50pm - Virtual Lobby Opens
- 6:00pm - Networking & Job Forum
- 6:30pm - Chapter Announcements
- 6:45pm - Presentation Begins
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, all organizations have an opportunity, if not an obligation, to evaluate their programs, practices, and long held beliefs. Although there’s a lot of talk about the need to “bounce back”, our organizations might be better served by focusing on how we “bounce forward.” In this session, innovation consultants David Phillips and Kristy Teskey will share actionable insights on how talent professionals at all levels can identify outdated beliefs in order to rethink who they serve and how.
Speaker Bio: David Phillips, Innovation Provocateur
Equal parts educator, facilitator, and instigator, David has devoted his professional life to helping people make things better. He founded Faster Glass in 2010 as a way to combine his passion for sharing the principles of innovation and design, his impatience with blindly accepting the status quo, and his love of meeting and learning from others.
Prior to Faster Glass, David spent six years at Bank of America where he developed and led programs focused on integrating the principles of innovation into a Six Sigma culture. He also served as a subject matter expert “on loan” to China Construction Bank as they built their new product innovation lab. Before his time in financial services, David served in a wide range of roles in public accounting, public education, and the U.S. Air Force.
Speaker Bio: Kristy Teskey, Innovation Catalyst
As a perpetual big thinker, problem solver, and meaning-maker, Kristy takes sparks of ideas and helps people and organizations bring them to life. She is an avid believer that great organizations are ones that fully align values, people, strategy, and culture. Always an educator at heart, she loves to facilitate and engage in knowledge sharing that never fails to make all ideas stronger and better. Most of all, she strives every day to be an energy giver that helps breathe new life into “this is the way we have always done it.”
Before joining Faster Glass, Kristy led the creation and collective planning process for the statewide cross-sector education initiative, myFutureNC, served as the inaugural executive director of the John M. Belk Endowment with a strategic vision toward systemic change in postsecondary education and shaped the national education to workforce philanthropic portfolio for The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Kristy does not look at what she does as only a “day job,” but also channels her leadership and strategic thinking know-hows into her community board roles at Leadership North Carolina, YWCA of Central Carolinas, and North Carolina State University’s School of Education Advisory Board.