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Grow your ability to innovate, collaborate and create through design thinking on October 24

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Join Public Agency at WMCAT for an 8-hour challenge to shed behaviors that prevent us from moving projects forward.

Public Agency at WMCAT's 1-Day Design Thinking Blitz on October 24 is an 8-hour challenge to shed behaviors that prevent us from moving projects forward. Over the course of the day you’ll complete a design cycle; hone your ability to innovate, collaborate, and advance by working in small teams while addressing a real world problem.

Professional facilitators, Adam Weiler and Kirk Eklund will provide a day where you’ll learn new tools while trying on the behaviors, methods, and mindsets that yield innovation. Afterwards, we’ll reflect on the implications of these behaviors in your personal and professional environments.


Innovation is a byproduct of people who think and act differently—they are empathetic, experimental, action oriented, creative, and critical. Our workshops focus heavily on these behaviors and during our time together you have the opportunity try them on. After all, “It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than it is to think your way into a new way of acting.”


Leaders: For open-minded energizers responsible for tackling strategic challenges and driving innovation at their organization. 

Doers: For action-oriented contributors looking for a shared language and resilient framework for problem solving. 

Collaborators: For pro-active problem-solvers looking for a resilient framework for working together and moving projects forward - rapidly.

Change Instigators: For catalysts wanting to instigate customer-centered change at their organizations. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8am – 5pm

WMCAT – 614 First St. NW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids MI 49504


Price includes workshop, all materials, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack). Contact us for special group pricing. 

Contact: Kirk Eklund at [email protected] or 616- 552-1575 

Register for your spot here

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