Design & Innovation Roundtable

A community for design and innovation leaders in established organizations

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Exploring the challenges of design-led innovation

You lead a team focused on innovation, design, or digital. You're executing critical work while teaching, evangelizing, and sometimes defending a new way of working.

You love your work, your team, and the change it represents, but can get worn down by the scale and bureaucracy of a large, established company.

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You don't have to do it alone

You're invited to be part of a small, hand-selected group of individuals who share your passion for design-led innovation, and - like you - carry the experiences, victories, and struggles of bringing change to established organizations.

A different kind of gathering

The Roundtable is a free, invitation-only gathering of director-level and above leaders in established organizations, with a strong geographical focus on Chicago.

We meet monthly via Zoom for peer-facilitated sharing and learning, and host a Slack group for ad hoc conversation, input, and advice.

Read the Playbook

Connect with fellow leaders who can help you:

Get Inspired

We discuss improving the processes of design and innovation, as well as broader topics of becoming better leaders and better human beings.

Tackle Challenges

Explore areas of interest: research, design, budgeting, organizational design, team management, and anything else you bring to the table.

Create Connections

Make valuable connections to other leaders who share similar values and goals, and can provide valuable support and connections.

Interested in joining?

The Design & Innovation Roundtable is invitation only. We're always looking to meet new people who aren't currently in our networks.

If you are a senior leader of design, innovation or digital at an established organization, we're your people!

Fill out the application form and you'll be contacted for a brief conversation to explore fit.

Apply Today

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