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Thursday, October 21 • 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Keynote: Leading Successfully, Through Leading Ourselves

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The way organizations are approaching product development and emerging technologies are constantly changing. At the same time our practice as designers is evolving with new tools, techniques, and approaches, surfacing at a pace that can be hard to keep up with.

What does this mean for us as leaders of teams (big or small)? How can we lead teams in progressive orgs going through digital transformation or orgs that are slower to adapt? By focusing on developing certain skills, disciplines, and characteristics, within ourselves as leaders, we prepare ourselves for the challenges we face when leading our teams and working with our partners. We also set ourselves up to be leaders that can coach, nurture, and elevate our teams to be best equipped for the challenges they face as they execute on their work.
In this presentation, Aaron will share insights, tools, and techniques (from personal success and failures) for growing his own leadership skills, overcoming leadership challenges, and successfully developing teams.

  • Gauging and improving our EQ as leaders.
  • The role of vulnerability and transparency in successful leadership.
  • Adaptive communication and leadership styles for different types of team members and partners.
  • Leading through enabling autonomy.
  • Creating personal norms for successful leadership.

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Aaron "Ron" Irizarry

Head of Servicing Platforms Design, Capital One
Aaron "Ron" Irizarry is the Head of Servicing Platforms Design at Capital One, he is also the co-author of Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Critique.When not leading teams and mentoring designers, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and two... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
Virtual Platform