Event Details

December 4, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore “Design Thinking” at the upcoming NextGen Affinity Group meeting.  This half-day interactive workshop will be facilitated by skilled leadership coach Kevin McCarthy.

The concepts and principles of design thinking can be invaluable in bringing needed changes to your organization. People tend to look to the practices of other businesses for insight into how to improve their own. These efforts often fail, and one reason is that each business and market has unique contexts that must be accounted for in any change effort. This is where the principles of design thinking can be invaluable to leaders. 

Instead of every problem being a challenge that must be analyzed and fixed, some are best viewed through the lens of rethinking assumptions, re-imagining the possible, and re-invigorating work through the implementation of new possibilities. 

We will explore:

  • Learn to use design thinking as a path for renewal of business segments within your family business.
  • Understand why design thinking is an essential skill in keeping family businesses thriving in an ever-changing market.
  • Prework article to review:What Design Thinking is Doing for the San Francisco Opera
8:30am   Check-in
9:00am   Program Begins
11:30am Lunch/Closing Session
1:00pm   Program Ends
Light morning refreshments and lunch provided.

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 |  9:00am – 1:00pm 

HOSTED BY:  Warren G. Bender Co.

Are you interested in hosting a NextGen Affinity Group event?  Please contact FBC.


About this Affinity Group:  The NextGen Affinity Group meets specifically to share the experiences and challenges of taking on leadership roles in a Family Business. This peer networking group offers a forum for confidential and relevant dialogue among like individuals to share ideas, trends, issues and opportunities unique to the Family Business. Prospective members welcome. Affinity Group events are an FBC member benefit. For details on membership, click here!


Warren G. Bender Co.
516 Gibson Drive, #240
Roseville, California 95678
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