Have you ever noticed that often it feels like the world is moving around you?
Career decisions you make are dependent on a huge variety of factors, and quite often influenced by happenstance. 70% of people state that a chance event significantly changed their career – sometimes small decisions have profound outcomes. We need to be able to thrive in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world of work – and the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly highlighted these challenges. How do we move forward?
Using Design Thinking principles and applying it to life and your career journey, this session will: ignite your curiosity, explore dynamic capabilities and creative thinking methods, and ultimately help enable you to take responsibility of your own career in times of extreme change.
Maddy Woodman is the Learning Manager in the Careers and Professional Development team at Henley Business School.
Maddy has two main passions; Learning and Development, and Diversity and Inclusion. Her specialism is in intergenerational training using creativity, innovation and play in order to make learning enjoyable and have real impact, leading to better business outcomes. In addition, she leads the Henley World of Work initiative combining the latest trends, research and training around the future of work with a focus on “keeping human” in an increasingly automated world.
Maddy’s work in Diversity and Inclusion focusses on developing internal activism within organisations to broaden horizons and encourage people to stand up for others, in addition to adopting new changes and policies – both of which make organisations happier and fairer places to work.
Maddy is an Associate of CIPD, SERIOUSWORK Certified Facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play® Method and Materials, skilled trainer of Design Thinking & Hackathon methods, and Diversity and Inclusion consultant.