Are you curious about design thinking? Eager to experience it for yourself? Join I/O Labs in collaboration with Sacramento State University as we host a highly interactive workshop and 'sample' a few introductory methods that show you the power of this creative toolset. Our challenge? How might we strengthen the sense of community amongst entrepreneurs in Sacramento.
Get ready for a hands-on, experiential morning as staff from Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, or d.school, take us through a fun and engaging experience. Our workshops fill up quickly due to high demand and spots are awarded on a first come, first served basis. If you hope to bring a friend or a group, all individuals MUST REGISTER.
8am — Coffee, pastries and welcome
8:25am — Doors close
8:30am — Program begins
About Humera Fasihuddin
After seven years in manufacturing, four in economic development and seven in the educational non-profit educational sector, Humera had an epiphany. There’s a reason why our nation’s bright young minds flock to Silicon Valley, and it’s not just for the weather. In the Bay Area, there exists a culture of possibility and a healthy disregard for failure. But, that leaves our nation’s cities and towns void of fresh ideas and talent, furthering the income divide. And what we really need is to teach those young people how to navigate the system to achieve change. That’s why she joined forces with colleagues at Stanford to create the University Innovation Fellows program. As a systems thinker, she designed a program at scale that empowers hundreds of engineering and business students to navigate the hierarchy of their universities to bring about lasting institutional change. Independent evaluators were stunned by the documented impact and her program, which became part of the Stanford d.school in 2016. Now celebrating its fifth year, Humera has trained 1,000 Fellows globally. By day, she works at Stanford, scaling the impact of her work. By night she works to strengthen the innovation culture of our nation’s oldest institutions — in manufacturing, service and non-profit sectors. And she does this because she recognizes the great potential for sparking an innovation revolution within America’s companies using the same systems thinking approaches that made the University Innovation Fellows program successful.