Designing Your Life Workshop with Matthew Temple ’86
This event is at capacity - thanks for a great response! Still trying to figure out how your career and life fit together? Ready to shake things up? Are you willing to create 3 Odyssey Plans for the next 5 years in 15 minutes? Please join us for our Designing Your Life Workshop. This isn’t for the faint of heart.
July 23, 2020 @ 6:00-8:30PM Pacific Time
Online via Zoom (details sent after registration)
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(This event is open to Harvard Alumni only (log in using your Harvard Key)
Log-in details will be sent the day before the event
Cost: No charge (pre-registration is required)
Contact: Madeleine Mejia, firstname.lastname@example.org
This highly interactive workshop is based on the New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. They have taken a design thinking approach to careers and life. Design thinking is a mindset that includes radical collaboration, reframing, curiosity, mindfulness of process, and a bias towards action. Designers build their way forward; they don’t wait for epiphanies on mountain tops (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
We will work on several exercises during the workshop. We will map your energy, to see what activities energize you and which ones drain you. How can you become more intentional about planning your week so you’re not drained by Friday? We will practice radical collaboration. How can you leverage people from different walks of life to help you generate new ideas and fresh perspectives? We will create three different Odyssey Plans. When will you start that company that you’ve been thinking about? When will you finally hike Mount Kilimanjaro? And, what about that marathon? The workshop is great for alumni starting their careers, trying to change careers, starting a company, trying to find more balance, moving into a senior role, or contemplating retirement.
About Our Facilitator
Matthew Temple ’86 is the Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development for the Kellogg School of Management. He has presented hundreds of workshops around the world and is certified in the Hogan Assessment, Voices 360, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect, and MBTI. Previously, Matthew worked in Private Equity and M&A for Credit Suisse and in Corporate Finance for Deutsche Bank. He served as Director of International Business Development for Ask.com, where he helped establish, manage and staff joint ventures worth over US$200 million in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong and London. Matthew holds a BA in European History from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He serves on the Harvard Alumni Association Board and the Advisory Board for iRelaunch. He’s a diehard Red Sox fan, Jeopardy champion, and loves the smell of jet fuel (visited 100+ countries).