Duke CE Leadership Series
Welcome to the Duke CE Leadership Series. Today the pillars of organizational stability are being
continually challenged and.do not fit into neat categories like strategy, technology or finance. Because problems are more complex and continually changing, leadership and context are now more important than ever.
We’ve designed this series as a complimentary opportunity for you to explore challenges with experts from Duke CE and our global educator network. Our quarterly episodes will be 45 minutes in length, presenting you with the opportunity to discover and discuss leadership for what’s next, so you and your organization can be ready.
Episode 1: Designing Organizations for Digital Disruption
Session Date: April 10, 2018
Session Time: 7:30 – 8:15 AM PT, 10:30 – 11:15 AM ET, 3:30 – 4:15 PM GMT
Technology is rapidly disrupting how we interact and work. As a result, our organizational structures are becoming outdated and need to be more agile to respond to these shifts. Justin Ferrell, an experienced educator and creative practitioner, will explain how we can learn from digital user behavior to design creative organizations This human-centered approach is the foundation of expert Justin Ferrell’s approach to organizational change.
In this leadership series episode, we offer attendees information and thought-provoking insights on designing organizations for digital disruption:
- Why: The nature of organizational systems is evolving, from hierarchical models rooted in the assembly-line Industrial Age, to emergent ones accelerated by the Digital Age.
- What: In an emergent model, leaders inspire diverse teams to co-create unimagined outcomes in the space beyond their silos. Unimagined outcomes, by definition, can lead to a redefining of the ecosystem — the disruptive innovations that change the world.
- How: You can use design thinking to redesign/reimagine your organization to navigate this emergent and disruptive reality.
Creator, collaborator and educator
An experienced teacher, facilitator and creative practitioner, Justin has led innovation sessions for prominent organizations including Colgate-Palmolive, Dow Jones, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Google, HP, Infosys, Nedbank, NRK, SAP, The Aspen Institute, The New York Times, The United Nations, the U.S. Department of State and the World Economic Forum. He also teaches executives at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has worked with executive education programs at Aalto University in Finland and EGADE Business School in Mexico. The former director of digital, mobile and new product design at The Washington Post, Justin also teaches graduate courses in design thinking and organization design at the Institute of Design at Stanford (“the d.school”).
Host and Editor in Chief of Dialogue, Duke CE’s Partner Journal
Ben Walker has worked in publishing for over twenty years. He is currently an editor at LID publishing and the primary editor of Dialogue. Dialogue is a global media platform for management and leadership that reaches an audience of more than one million readers around the world. Before joining LID, Ben was an editor at Think Publishing.