Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop NYC

Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop NYC

Run Your Business So it Doesn’t Run You

Running a digital shop is hard. But you can either run your business or your business can run you. Take a deep dive into the financial and operations sides of your business, with two full-day workshops hosted over two days.

August 29–30, 2019
Harvest
16 W. 22nd Street
New York, New York 10010 (map)
$795. Lunch is included both days.

  • Day 1: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability with Summit CPA Group’s Jody Grunden

  • Day 2: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with Sparkbox’s Rob Harr

A few highly-rated hotel options that are walkable to the Harvest office:


Jody Grunden, Managing Member of  Summit CPA Group , Virtual CFO

Jody Grunden, Managing Member of Summit CPA Group, Virtual CFO

Day 1: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability

Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

What is forecasting and why do you need to do it? What are the key metrics driving that forecast? Learn why you should use a forecast as a guide for every business decision you make, i.e., expansion, acquisition, buyout and retirement.

What if you could pull a lever to improve your company’s performance? You can! Discover how to use those metrics as levers to lead your company to higher profitability.

How do you determine and measure your pipeline? Your pipeline metric (what you currently have under contract and what you have “in the works”) should not be forgotten as it can have a drastic impact on your revenue forecasting.

In addition, you’ll learn how and where to compare your metrics with those of others in the industry. Discover where you fall short and where your company has the most room for improvement.


Rob Harr, VP of Operations at  Sparkbox

Rob Harr, VP of Operations at Sparkbox

Day 2: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Friday, August 30, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

“You won’t be in control of your business until you can accurately predict it.” One of Rob Harr’s early mentors and business advisors must have said that a thousand times during their time together—and it’s true. Join Rob for a deep dive into studio operations and forecasting. Take a guided tour through the good, the bad and the ugly, and uncover actionable strategies to help you take control of your business.

Get an inside look at how you can put forecasting at the heart of your business to improve project planning, cash flow, hiring, sales and more. Discover a relatively simple weekly cadence to implement (that doesn’t lose sight of your people), and dig into metrics to determine what you should track and what’s just noise. Before long, you’ll actually be in charge of your business.


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Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop Seattle

Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop Seattle

Run Your Business So it Doesn’t Run You

Running a digital shop is hard. But you can either run your business or your business can run you. Take a deep dive into the financial and operations sides of your business, with two full-day workshops hosted over two days.

September 12–13, 2019
Smartsheet
City Center Bellevue
500 108th Ave NE, 2nd Floor
Bellevue, Washington 98004 (map)
$795. Lunch is included both days.

  • Day 1: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability with Summit CPA Group’s Jody Grunden

  • Day 2: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with Sparkbox’s Rob Harr


Preferred Hotel: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

We have arranged a courtesy block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, located at 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. The rate is $219/night plus taxes, and you will be responsible for this expense. The block will be open for reservations until August 14.

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Jody Grunden, Managing Member of  Summit CPA Group , Virtual CFO

Jody Grunden, Managing Member of Summit CPA Group, Virtual CFO

Day 1: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability

Thursday, September 12, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

What is forecasting and why do you need to do it? What are the key metrics driving that forecast? Learn why you should use a forecast as a guide for every business decision you make, i.e., expansion, acquisition, buyout and retirement.

What if you could pull a lever to improve your company’s performance? You can! Discover how to use those metrics as levers to lead your company to higher profitability.

How do you determine and measure your pipeline? Your pipeline metric (what you currently have under contract and what you have “in the works”) should not be forgotten as it can have a drastic impact on your revenue forecasting.

In addition, you’ll learn how and where to compare your metrics with those of others in the industry. Discover where you fall short and where your company has the most room for improvement.


Rob Harr, VP of Operations at  Sparkbox

Rob Harr, VP of Operations at Sparkbox

Day 2: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Friday, September 13, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

“You won’t be in control of your business until you can accurately predict it.” One of Rob Harr’s early mentors and business advisors must have said that a thousand times during their time together—and it’s true. Join Rob for a deep dive into studio operations and forecasting. Take a guided tour through the good, the bad and the ugly, and uncover actionable strategies to help you take control of your business.

Get an inside look at how you can put forecasting at the heart of your business to improve project planning, cash flow, hiring, sales and more. Discover a relatively simple weekly cadence to implement (that doesn’t lose sight of your people), and dig into metrics to determine what you should track and what’s just noise. Before long, you’ll actually be in charge of your business.


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Design Leadership Days Seattle

Design Leadership Days Seattle

OVERVIEW |  SPEAKERS |  AGENDA |   ATTENDEES |  VENUE + TRAVEL

Design Leadership Days, September 18–20, 2019
Fremont Foundry, 154 North 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103

Elevate the Way You Lead Design

As a design leader, you’re tackling two sets of roles and responsibilities: the design side, and the leadership side. While design likely comes naturally to you, the leadership challenges can sometimes present a steep learning curve or a feeling that you’re falling short, even when you’re not.

Let’s get together to discuss shared struggles, solutions and ways to improve our companies and teams. Collaboration makes design better. And leadership better. Let’s riff on our ideas, vet solutions and discuss what we’re up against, openly and honestly.

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Design Leadership Days is three days of connecting, sharing and learning like no other. Many of the most admired leaders in the industry will be taking the stage to speak to the struggles and best practices of successful design leaders and high-performing design teams. We’ll be digging into the impact of design, process at scale, change management, diversity in products, self care and more. Join us.


Meet a Few of Our Speakers

STEPHEN GATES  Head Design Evangelist at InVision

STEPHEN GATES
Head Design Evangelist at InVision

VIVIAN SARRATT  Head of UX Operations at Google

VIVIAN SARRATT
Head of UX Operations at Google

LYNSEY THORNTON  VP of UX / GM of Core Product at Shopify

LYNSEY THORNTON
VP of UX / GM of Core Product at Shopify

AARRON WALTER  VP of Design Education at InVision

AARRON WALTER
VP of Design Education at InVision


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“Very inspiring and motivating to discuss with design leaders from various industries about similar questions or challenges that we face.”

— Caroline Law, Design Manager, Data Science | Head of Studio, IBM Data and AI Design, SF at IBM


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MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

Design Leadership Days gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in an open, supportive environment. Trade stories as you explore the city, enjoy local cuisine and take in all the sights. Spend some QT with fellow creatives to build a network that lasts long after you head home.

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A CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Great ideas don’t show up at your desk or in a conference room. If you're looking for the next big thing, head to a place that's ripe for conversation, innovation and discovery. Get the space and fresh air you need to devise new creative solutions and implement change right away.

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TIME AWAY FROM IT ALL

With everything going on in life, it can be hard to slow down to regain your focus, creativity and inspiration. Commit to some time away for yourself, to clear your mind and make room for new ideas and solutions. It’s amazing how much better things are when you take time to recharge.

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NEW INSIGHTS & INSPIRATION

Design Leadership Days lets you unwind with fellow design leaders to discuss what you’re up against, brainstorm solutions and vet ideas. Escape to Seattle with us to discover new trends, approaches and solutions.


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“Being so close to design leaders from some of the most influential companies in the world has allowed me to get insight into how things should work in larger, more established environments. It has been a guiding light to what I can become when I grow into the design leader I want to become.”

— Ross MacKintosh, Head of UX at Oracle Maxymiser


Speaker Insights & Interviews


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“There is no other opportunity that brings top UX leadership together to discuss and debate the challenges they face on a daily basis. It's therapy and peer-mentorship rolled all into one!”

— Russ Wilson, Director, Head of UX at Google


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
2019 Digital PM Summit Orlando

2019 Digital PM Summit Orlando

OVERVIEW  |  SPEAKERS  |  WORKSHOPS  |  AGENDA  |  HOTEL + TRAVEL  |  WHY ATTEND?

October 20–22, 2019
Workshop Day: October 20, 2019 • Summit: October 21–22, 2019
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida

If You Manage Digital Projects, This Is Your Event

Building community is the Bureau’s mission, and no event has been more successful at accomplishing this than the Digital PM Summit. Learn how to keep your projects moving, clients happy, teams engaged and budgets intact. Best of all, you’ll make connections and gain access to an unparalleled community to support you in your career. This year, we’re headed to Orlando, home to Mickey and the gang. So why not bring the family or friends and stay a few extra days for sunshine and fun!

Summit Only: $1,099 • Workshop Only: $499 • Summit + Workshop Combo: $1,399

We offer a 5% discount for nonprofits, and for group purchases of five tickets or more. Email us to claim your discount.


DPM Role Calls: A New Attendee Benefit

How cool would it be to come to the conference and already have a sense for who will be there? Better yet, wouldn’t it be great to start talking about some of the agenda topics, or even the challenges you’re facing NOW? Sounds like a good idea to us, so we’re going to be doing monthly Role Calls for DPM 2019 attendees only. 

Register for the summit and get an invite to join us for our upcoming Role Calls on August 16, September 13, and October 11.


Get Ready for DPM 2019

Get ready for two full days of engaging keynote presentations, thought-provoking interactive sessions, rapid-fire lightning talks and tons of networking opportunities. Make that three days if you sign up for the optional workshops! Save with our hotel group rate through 5:00 PM ET on Friday, September 27.


Earn PDUs and Have Fun!

If you've got your PMP or are working toward it, attending will help you earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). While we’re not associated with the Project Management Institute (PMI), we do know that this event will earn you PDUs for every hour you're in a Digital PM Summit session. Just submit your ticket receipt along with the number of hours you spent in sessions to PMI. Several attendees have successfully done this in the past.


Love from the Community

Curious what you’ll find at the 2019 Digital PM Summit? Check out last year’s recap and hear what a few DPM2018 alums have to say:

“The DPM summit is the highlight of the year for project managers in the tech space. Every year I meet fascinating people and learn as much from the other attendees as from the speakers.”

— Mika Trottier, Partner Acceleration Lead, Shopify

“I have never been to a conference where I felt more of a sense of companionship and community…Having the opportunity to network, collaborate, share war stories and take ideas home that come from people in similar situations is amazing! I hope I have the opportunity to come every year, and if not, at least send my co-workers so I can still benefit from it one way or another.”

— Matt McGuire, Client Services Manager, Leepfrog Technologies

“DPM Summit was a one-of-a-kind, nitty-gritty conference. It was so refreshing to attend a conference where industry peers are open, honest and willing to help someone out and share real tips for how to improve. I'm taking back a ton of lessons for my team that can be used ASAP!”

— Kindra Svendsen, Director of Digital Marketing Services, Speak Creative

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“I was a first-time attendee at DPM 2018 and was blown away by the incredible community of peers and mentors who were all so willing to share their challenges and advice for success. The impact coming out of the Summit is immeasurable. If you've never been, go! And if you have, I'm sure I'll see you again soon!”

— Gavin Wright, Project Manager, CO+LAB Digital


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Women’s Leadership Camp San Francisco

Women’s Leadership Camp San Francisco

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ALUMNI

Women’s Leadership Camp San Francisco, November 3–5
Optional Teams Workshop, November 6

Join Fellow Women Leaders in San Francisco

It’s time to head to the heart of the tech scene for the second Women’s Leadership Camp. This is a chance for women in leadership positions in digital to gain fresh perspectives and strategize ways to accelerate growth and change while building a community of peers. A bonus workshop day will focus on improving team dynamics. Please apply early if you’re interested in joining us as this event fills up quickly.


THE DETAILS

November 3–5: Women’s Leadership Camp
November 6: Effective Collaboration for Teams Workshop, optional ($499 with your Women’s Leadership Camp registration)
InterContinental, Mark Hopkins San Francisco
999 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your $2,999 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for three nights (11/3, 11/4, 11/5)

  • Welcome reception on 11/3

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Four meals (two breakfasts + two lunches)

Add the optional team dynamics workshop on November 6 for $499.


Meet Our Special Guests

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Heidi Munc
Vice President of User Experience at Nationwide

Heidi Munc is a user experience expert and creative problem solver. With over 20 years of experience, Heidi has successfully demonstrated the value of using design thinking to solve business problems in large organizations. She is a tireless advocate for both user-centered design and the power of leveraging the design process to solve large complex problems.

As VP of User Experience, Heidi has assembled and led cross-functional teams that align business goals with user goals and deliver great user experiences. Heidi and her team are accountable for experience strategy, design research and creative for both digital and non-digital channels and touchpoints used by consumers, agents, advisors, call center representatives and other internal associates across the Nationwide Enterprise. Her team not only improves experiences, but products and services as well.

Recently, Heidi’s team lead the creation of the customer experience framework that is being rolled out to the enterprise to unite associates in delivering an improved customer experience in the moments that matter most.

Eleanor Vajzovic
Head of AGX - Americas at The Adecco Group

Eleanor Vajzovic graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Psychology before entering the HR space as a technical recruiter with Modis. Rising through positions at The Adecco Group, the world’s largest staffing firm, she joined VMS provider Beeline in 2008 as a senior account manager, where her interest in market-leading technology and trends across the contingent labor market continued to evolve.

After an internal promotion, Eleanor transitioned to lead operations within Adecco’s innovation lab, Ignite. There she became recognized as an expert across the staffing tech market, operating at the forefront of the technology revolution occurring in the HR staffing space. Her most recent role sees her as Head of Adecco Group X, U.S., the digital and innovation arm of the Group. Now based in San Francisco, she is responsible for thought leadership, technological disruption and enhancement of Group strategy and profitability.

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ALUMNI


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop San Francisco

Financial Metrics, Forecasting & Operations Workshop San Francisco

Run Your Business So it Doesn’t Run You

Running a digital shop is hard. But you can either run your business or your business can run you. Take a deep dive into the financial and operations sides of your business, with two full-day workshops hosted over two days.

November 4–5, 2019
InterContinental, Mark Hopkins San Francisco
999 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108
$795. Lunch is included both days.

  • Day 1: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with Sparkbox’s Rob Harr

  • Day 2: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability with Summit CPA Group’s Jody Grunden


Rob Harr, VP of Operations at  Sparkbox

Rob Harr, VP of Operations at Sparkbox

Day 1: Studio Operations & Forecasting: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Monday, November 4, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

“You won’t be in control of your business until you can accurately predict it.” One of Rob Harr’s early mentors and business advisors must have said that a thousand times during their time together—and it’s true. Join Rob for a deep dive into studio operations and forecasting. Take a guided tour through the good, the bad and the ugly, and uncover actionable strategies to help you take control of your business.

Get an inside look at how you can put forecasting at the heart of your business to improve project planning, cash flow, hiring, sales and more. Discover a relatively simple weekly cadence to implement (that doesn’t lose sight of your people), and dig into metrics to determine what you should track and what’s just noise. Before long, you’ll actually be in charge of your business.


Jody Grunden, Managing Member of  Summit CPA Group , Virtual CFO

Jody Grunden, Managing Member of Summit CPA Group, Virtual CFO

Day 2: Financial Metrics: Get a Grip, Grow Your Business & Improve Profitability

Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Lunch is included.

What is forecasting and why do you need to do it? What are the key metrics driving that forecast? Learn why you should use a forecast as a guide for every business decision you make, i.e., expansion, acquisition, buyout and retirement.

What if you could pull a lever to improve your company’s performance? You can! Discover how to use those metrics as levers to lead your company to higher profitability.

How do you determine and measure your pipeline? Your pipeline metric (what you currently have under contract and what you have “in the works”) should not be forgotten as it can have a drastic impact on your revenue forecasting.

In addition, you’ll learn how and where to compare your metrics with those of others in the industry. Discover where you fall short and where your company has the most room for improvement.


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Effective Collaboration for Teams Workshop

Effective Collaboration for Teams Workshop

Strengthen Your Team & Culture

Strong communication and collaboration within teams is critical to the success of our projects, products and organizations. Using experiential exercises based on real-world scenarios, this fun and engaging workshop will strengthen your communication skills with your team in mind.

Gain creative problem-solving methods, action-planning and retrospective tools to refresh your process, as well as culture-building practices to strengthen bonds and improve engagement.


The Details

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
InterContinental, Mark Hopkins San Francisco
999 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

$699 ($499 with your registration for Women’s Leadership Camp or Operations Camp)
Lunch is included.

Learn techniques to:

  • Listen actively and be fully present in the moment

  • Understand subtleties in speech and body language

  • Use the “Yes, and...” construct to validate ideas, move dialog forward and collaborate productively

  • Ideate as a team around problems, projects and visions

  • Adapt cultural practices and conventions to your team


Meet Jessie Shternshus, Owner of The Improv Effect

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Jessie Shternshus is the owner of The Improv Effect, which she founded in 2007. She is an international speaker and facilitator specializing in one-to-many, one-to-one and team collaborations to drive culture change, innovative ideas and team cohesiveness. Jessie has worked with companies such as Crayola, GE, Macy’s, Transferwise, The PGA Tour, Capital One, Tyson Foods and Netflix. She is co-author of the book CTRLShift: 50 Games For 50 ****ing Days Like Today.


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Operations Camp San Francisco

Operations Camp San Francisco

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ATTENDEES

Operations Camp San Francisco, November 6–8
Optional Teams Workshop, November 6

Join Fellow Operators in San Francisco

It’s tough to gain traction and champion the good of the team when your view is narrowed to your own set of experiences or those of your company. Hearing from others who do the same thing you do every day helps you sort through your ideas and challenges, and avoid costly missteps. So let’s get together in San Francisco and fine-tune our operations together. Also come in early to join the Team Dynamics Workshop for some extra value!


THE DETAILS

November 6–8, 2018: Operations Camp
November 6: Effective Collaboration for Teams Workshop, optional ($499 with your Operations Camp registration)
InterContinental, Mark Hopkins San Francisco
999 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your $2,999 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for three nights (11/6, 11/7, 11/8)

  • Welcome reception on 11/6

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Four meals (two breakfasts + two lunches)

  • Closing reception on 11/8

Add the optional team dynamics workshop on November 6 for $499.


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“Operations Camp was by far the most worthwhile event I've ever attended. I learned more in three days than I learned in the previous 10 years of conferences.”

— Shawn Maida, Founder & Partner, Foster Made

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ATTENDEES


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Digital Diversity Days at Sparkbox

Digital Diversity Days at Sparkbox

THE DETAILS  | WHY ATTEND?  | WORKSHOP | DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FORUM

Digital Diversity Days at Sparkbox, November 13–14, 2019
Sparkbox, 123 Webster St., Dayton, OH 45402 (map)

Create Healthy Environments for Diverse Teams

A simple truth: we need more diversity in the tech industry. Diversity of gender, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences—all of it. Join us for Digital Diversity Days to openly discuss challenges and explore strategies to make real change happen.

Digital Diversity Days is comprised of two parts: a Day 1 Workshop with leadership coach and diversity advocate, Karen Catlin, and a Day 2 Diversity Leadership Forum with moderated discussions and breakout conversations. Attend just the workshop for $495, or join us for both the workshop and the Diversity Leadership Forum for $1,445.

Day 1: Wednesday, November 13
“The Better Allies™ Approach” Workshop with Karen Catlin
Open registration

You want to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but how can you truly make a difference? Join Karen Catlin, leadership coach, author and advocate for inclusive tech workplaces, to discover steps you can take to change your culture and company. After 25 years building software and serving as a tech exec, Karen today promotes diversity at organizations and in tech event speaker lineups.

Attend just the workshop for $495.

Day 2: Thursday, November 14
Diversity Leadership Forum
Due to limited space, this event is curated by application.

While many of us understand the benefits of having diverse teams in our companies, cultures and communities, we struggle with addressing the challenges that come with building diverse and inclusive spaces. Join us for a day of moderated conversations and breakout discussions with peers to uncover solutions together.

Attend the workshop and Diversity Leadership Forum for $1,445.


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Owner “Ski” Camp Banff

Owner “Ski” Camp Banff

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ATTENDEES

Owner “Ski” Camp Banff, December 8–11, 2019

Want to get better at your business, while enjoying the splendor of the wilderness and taking some time for yourself? Join us for Owner “Ski” Camp Banff. Owner Camp gives you the space and fresh air you need for deep conversations and reflection, to uncover the best paths forward and implement change right away. And you can’t get great answers just sitting in a conference room, so we’ll spend the final day engaged in great discussions either on the slopes or by the fire with a hot toddy.


THE DETAILS

December 8–11, 2019
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H5

How it Works

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience with people who share your challenges. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.

What’s Included

Your $4,200 registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for four nights (12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11)

  • Welcome reception on 12/8

  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Several meals

  • Full ski day


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“I had the most amazing time at Owner Camp. I would highly recommend it for anyone hoping to spend some quality time with like-minded individuals and help you feel motivated and energized coming back to the day-to-day of running your company. It was awesome!”

— Jenny Banner, Chief Executive Officer, SmallBox

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ATTENDEES


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partners:

 
 
 
 
Design Leadership Camp Palm Springs

Design Leadership Camp Palm Springs

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ALUMNI

Design Leadership Camp Palm Springs, January 19–22, 2020

An Honest, Inspiring Gathering for Design Leaders

Looking outside your own four walls, it may seem like other organizations have it all figured out. The perfect culture and process. A true appreciation for design. The willingness to embrace what’s next. But truth be told, beneath that shiny, enviable exterior, there’s often the same set of challenges that you face.

Design Leadership Camp gives you the opportunity to get together with fellow design leaders, to connect with one another, share stories and learn new methods for running effective design teams. Unscripted and refreshingly honest, Design Leadership Camp goes beyond the familiar to uncover the insights and connections you need to grow and evolve as a design leader.

THE DETAILS

January 19–22, 2020
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 (map)

HOW IT WORKS

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an invite to register.


Jen Sessums, Director, Experience Design, Fannie Mae

“Design Leadership Camp has been a highlight of my professional development. Nowhere else can you meet like-minded professionals in as intimate of a setting, openly discussing the challenges they face as designers and design leaders.”

– Jen Sessums, Director, Experience Design, Fannie Mae

Joe Lalley, Experience Design Leader, Digital Transformation at PwC

“Design Leadership Camp is a rare event where leaders from all over are able to truly let their guard down and share honest stories of wins, losses and learnings from their lives and careers.”

– Joe Lalley, Experience Design Leader, Digital Transformation at PwC



What’s Included

Your registration includes:

  • Hotel accommodations for four nights (1/19, 1/20, 1/21 & 1/22)

  • Welcome reception on 1/19

  • Three days of moderated discussions and breakouts

  • Continental breakfast and full lunch on 1/20 and 1/21

  • Closing dinner on 1/22

Plan Your Trip

Arrive Sunday 1/19 by 4:00 PM, so you can join us at our Welcome Reception which begins at 5:30 PM.

We’ll wind things down Wednesday 1/22 with the Closing Dinner from 7:00–10:00 PM. Turn in afterwards, or keep the party going with your fellow Campers.

Depart when you’re ready Thursday 1/23, or stay a few extra days!

Check out the agenda for more information to help you plan your trip.

Questions? Send us a note.


Russ Wilson, Director, Cloud UX, Google

“There is no other venue that brings top UX leadership together to discuss and debate the challenges they face on a daily basis. It's therapy and peer-mentorship rolled all into one!”

— Russ Wilson, Director, Cloud UX, Google

Renee Solorzano, Experience Design Manager, Airbnb

“That moment at dinner when you realize you're at a table with people that you've never met before, but somehow get everything about you. That is the heart of Design Leadership Camp.”

— Renee Solorzano, Experience Design Manager, Airbnb

THE DETAILS  |  WHY ATTEND?  |  AGENDA  |  ALUMNI


Thank You to Our Wonderful Partner:

Location images via Ace Hotel & Swim Club