Life Design Workshop

by Career Services

Career Workshop Career Discovery Career Advanced Career Electives

Sat, 15 Sep 2018, 2:00 PM –

Sun, 16 Sep 2018, 12:00 PM

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This Life Design workshop will help you create the life you want. It will provide valuable insights and a clear action plan for everyone who is not yet entirely sure about their next steps in career and life.

During the workshop you will literally design your life and career using the same design process and principles as are used by designers to develop products and services. By designing your life, you get clarity on direction, priorities, purpose, values, potential life and career scenarios, as well as deciding on very concrete next steps to make it all happen.

The process is highly interactive and engaging, and you will use creative thinking and intuition as well as rational decision-making tools and techniques. You don’t need to have any design experience or creative skills to get the most out of this workshop.

Reactions of IESE students who have done this Life Design Workshop in March 2017:
• ‘Fantastic! Very well designed, fast-paced and incredibly valuable’
• ‘Every MBA student should do this workshop, highly recommend!’
• ‘Awesome! Great link between creative and logical thinking. These frameworks will be useful for life’
• ‘Very inspiring! Gives me so much more clarity, energy and enthusiasm about my future!’
The total average student score for the March workshop was 4.8 out of 5.


Step 1 - Understanding Context
Step 2 - Defining Design Challenge

Step 3 - Generating Ideas
Step 4 - Creating Concepts

Step 5 – Prototyping
Step 6 - Implementing

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Femke van der Veer

Creative Leadership consultant

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Femke van der Veer will be leading the Life Design Workshop. She is an Industrial Designer with an MBA from INSEAD and has extensive practical experience of the design process, as well as a deep personal understanding of the life and career choices that MBA students are facing.
Femke has worked with large multinationals like Unilever, Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Orange and KLM-Air France, as well as with tech start-ups, local NGOs in Africa and Latin America, and non-profits like Richard Branson’s foundation Virgin Unite, where she was the Director of Strategy and Investments. Femke has 20 years of experience applying design thinking to the development of products, services, strategies and lives…

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