Saying “I do” to the Marriage of D&I and Innovation: A D&I Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusion Innovation Labs and Human Centered Design

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-L
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: 200 E
Level: Intermediate
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenters: Nadia Younes, Rupert Organizational Design  |  Rebekah Steele, Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs


Along D&I’s bumpy evolution, you grapple with successes balanced with setbacks, best practices compared with less-than-best results, and progress weighed against unfulfilled needs. D&I Innovation Labs, with a human-centered design core, tap into diverse wisdom to generate innovations that can deliver D&I’s full value.

In this workshop, participants will explore how to:

  • Reveal insights and empathy via poetry and storytelling.
  • Unleash creativity via visual arts and visioning.
  • Overcome limits using positive disruptions.
  • Elevate innovations with cross-fertilized refinements.
  • Activate next steps via an app.

Additionally, learn to co-create innovations using human-centered design for real challenges.

  • Build a D&I practitioner creative commons for continuous sharing and innovation to stay relevant as we rise to our greatest challenges.
  • Expand D&I value beyond human resources.
  • Use our collective power to influence public policy supporting D&I’s mission.
  • Support middle managers in driving meaningful D&I results.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain inspiration from how D&I Innovation Labs are creating fresh value at International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • Redefine what’s possible with transformative mind shifts about D&I frameworks.
  • Make stubborn problems solvable with human-centered co-design.
  • Boost insight, creative confidence, and co-innovation with arts and positive disruption.
  • Elevate comfort with ambiguity, failures, setbacks, and iterations.
  • Generate D&I innovations in real time with collective intelligence and collaborative creativity, and galvanize a new network among participants.
  • Prepare for implementation to bring innovations to life.

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