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David P. Simon

David P. Simon

David Peter Simon is a design researcher on Dropbox Paper, where he helps designers envision experiments and product managers answer roadmap-defining business questions. Before Dropbox, David worked as a consultant in 12 countries on 6 continents, with clients including Amnesty International, Standard Bank, GUCCI, hepsiburada, UNICEF, and the UK government. Outside work, David enjoys surfing small waves, cooking with a glass of wine, and playing peek-a-boo with his niece.

David P. Simon's Talk

Yes, And? — How To Use The Power Of Facilitation To Align Minds And Include People

Tuesday, 16th – 4:00 PM

Within a context of continual change on our teams, projects, and within our work, how do we build trust, design alliances, and navigate conflict? How can we work with teams and within organizations to transform knowledge into action? How do we cultivate a shared understanding about a problem space and align groups to make key decisions?

Facilitation is powerful skill in design. In this talk, we’ll spark within you a love and appreciation for facilitation, demonstrate hands-on ways to try it out, and share with you how facilitation can be practiced to create a more equitable and inclusive culture at work.

In this talk, you will —

  • Practice creative skills needed to facilitate healthy team dialogue and align a group
  • Learn how to incorporate reflection into any design process or project for the sake of shared learning
  • Understand how to “see” and work with power and within power structures in ways that benefit the collective
  • Leave with a list of resources if you want to learn more