This workshop will be using Zoom. Access will also be available by visiting the Chicago workshop hour during workshop hours.
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What happens when a senior designer is ready to move up to the next level? What are the skills needed to become a lead designer, team leader or manager? How do they differ to being a designer on the tools?
About 5-7 years into a user experience design career, many designers start considering the next steps. Should they stay as a practitioner, move into Operations or start managing people?
The skills that made them successful in a senior practitioner role are not the ones they need to use to move into a leadership role. They need to be broadened to include more influencing, directing and influencing.
In this workshop, Mags Hanley will take senior designers through the four new groups of skills they need to develop to move to the next level.
We will look past their technical design skills to explore skills in Practice, Strategy, People and Business that they need to develop to lead projects, practice or people.
Mags Hanley is a career and information architect. She helps Designers work out the next stage of their careers are by using the tools of their trade – analysis, research, and synthesis. She helps senior designers develop into leaders, and provides the scaffold and tools for design leaders to be effective in their jobs.
Mags lives in Melbourne Australia – the coffee capital of the world – but prefers tea! She has lived across the world in the US and UK working in organisations as diverse as Argus Associates, the BBC and JB Hi-Fi.