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Monday, February 29 • 11:50 - 12:20
The Secret to Giving Away Secrets

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Leading up to Cooper’s first public classes, there was a huge internal debate that these classes would be giving away our secrets, and instead of hiring us as consultants, in-house teams would take our hard-earned, time-tested processes and techniques do the work themselves. Turns out, that wasn’t the case. In fact, teaching has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Today, training and mentoring is a big part of our work. 

In this talk, Dan and Kendra will share why Cooper includes training and mentoring as part of many design projects and show how you can be generous with your skills. 

Here are some of the topics they'll cover: 
+ Why training workshops are a natural compliment to consulting work 
+ How training can foster cross-team collaboration (and builds buy-in for your work) 
+ How the combination of training and consulting builds capable (not codependent) design teams that come back 

In the end, attendees will walk away knowing how to use training and mentoring as part of ayour design practice, as a consultant or in-house team.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Winterberg

Dan Winterberg

Senior Designer, Cooper
Dan is an Senior Designer at Cooper, an independent design consultancy with offices in San Francisco and New York City. His work has ranged from designing complex systems for Fortune 100 companies to helping startups define delightful user-centered products. In 2015, Dan was a finalist in the IxDA Awards for his work on the National Pro Grid League, where he helped create the fan experience for a brand new sports league. He enjoys learning... Read More →


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