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SIGHTS ON THE
We’ve all been told the old adage, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team.’” From preschool on, we’re ingrained with the desire to collaborate and work together for the benefit of the group and overall success. However, as career goals and paths
change, it can be easy to tune out the collaborators and focus on one’s
The Leadership Experience, ASID’s summer program for design
professionals, looks at how industry leaders can harness the power of
collaboration to be effective at taking their own careers to the next level.
The 2018 Leadership Experience, to be held in Washington, D.C., July
19 to 21, offers different tracks and programming opportunities to designers
looking to grow. Lead Your Team provides the resources and tips for
managers both new and experienced, and gives insight into both the
logistics and psychology of successful managers. With sessions including
“Psychology in the Workplace: Creating an Environment Where Your Team
Can Thrive and Navigating Career Paths,” managers will gain a greater
understanding of working with those around them to create a successful
setting for their teams. Lead Your Firm takes these skills a step further
with programming focused on content as varied as contract management,
building real estate relationships, and diversity in the workplace.
The Leadership Experience also approaches collaboration on a micro-level with Lead Yourself. This slate of programs proves that being the best
team player and collaborator starts with you. Skills as simple as navigating
the co-worker-to-boss transition, reading into your client’s directions, and
understanding your own personal brand will build the confidence it takes
to be a truly engaged collaborator and partner.
The event also looks at future opportunities for collaboration and team
building through unique networking settings. In addition to ASID’s staff
faculty and panelists, session leaders from non-industry entities such as
the American Psychological Association and The Insurance Exchange
guarantee a rich spectrum of insight to program participants.
Feeling inspired to join in on The Leadership Experience? Visit
asid.org/events/the-leadership-experience to register and work together
with your fellow industry leaders this summer.
ASID’s Summer 2018 Leadership
Experience will bring together
design professionals to help
enhance their careers.
gather at ASID’s Leadership
Experience to collaborate
with peers, gain insight
from industry leaders, and
learn how to apply ideas
from outside the A+D world
to their careers.