PM Insights: Foster City - What is Design Thinking?


PM Insights Foster City - 

What is Design Thinking?


When:   Tue, September 17, 2019  6:30pm-8:00pm (door open at 6:00pm)
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Port Room  1000 E Hillsdale Boulevard Foster City CA 94404
 Last Date for On-line Registration is Sun, September 15, 2019



In this session we will discover "What is Design Thinking."  Design Thinking (DT) has become popular in the past few years because it has played a critical role in the disruptions we all see every day, most visibly in the tech industry.  But DT emerged formally 70 years ago, and in reality is as old as man using tools.


We will also have a small discussion around DT as a mindset.  When DT is viewed as a mindset, it's powers can be applied in anyone's work.  We include a short activity around one of the main tenets of the methodology, so participants can get a real feel for one of the pieces of the puzzle.



-       Describe Design Thinking in context of what it means to you

-       Explain why Design Thinking evolved and why it is so powerful today

-       Learn a new skill in one of the tools in the Design Thinking toolkit

-       Discover where to learn more about Design Thinking and how to apply it better in your work life


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About the Instructor:










 Buck Bard


Buck Bard is the Chief Harbinger at Canary Works. He has been designing and delivering innovative learning solutions for over 25 years. Canary Works was created to promote Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Design Thinking. Through a series of experiential workshops, we help guide organizations to discover and draw a roadmap to possible futures. We work with teams and individuals to find the intersections of the strengths of their cultures and their strategic goals, using sound learning principles.


Buck has built global teams responsible for developing solutions for classroom, mobile, and virtual environments. He has earned certifications from the Association for Training and Development (ATD) and Stanford University.


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A (Strategic and business management)

PDU claiming instructions  

Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 09-17-2019
Event End Date 09-17-2019
Registration Start Date 06-23-2019
Cut off date 09-15-2019
Individual Price $20.00 (Login for Member discount)
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