Partnership with the MIT Alumni Association

MITCNC Event
Designing Your Life Workshop Series
Jan 14 - Empathize and Define
Jan 21 - Ideate
Jan 28 - Prototype and Test
Designing Your Life Workshop Series
Jan 14 - Virtual Event

MIT Club of Northern California in partnership with the MIT Alumni Association presents:

Prototype Your Life: Designing Your Life MIT Alumni Career Seminar

Ready for a new year yet? Thinking about a refresh or a new start for 2021? 

Join us for an exciting 3-part alumni career seminar that will teach you how to use the problem-solving techniques of design thinking to design your own life and career. Gain new tools to navigate your way forward using the design thinking process as a guiding framework.

 The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment.  The DYL process is a framework that shows us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are.

 These three (3) interactive, experiential sessions will be virtual and will contain both lecture style and small group work. Each session builds on the next. To receive the intended learning outcome, we recommend attendance for all sessions.  Registration is exclusive to MIT alumni only.

What you can expect: 

Session 1 (1/14/21): Empathize and Define:

What is this whole life design thing about? Session 1 presents Life Design 101 and covers the empathy and definition stages. By exploring your own personal work and worldview and reflecting on what brings us energy and engages us, you will be well positioned for Session 2.

  • Session 1 pre-work to be assigned

Session 2 (1/21/21): Ideate:

This session introduces the art of brainstorming. You will create three different versions of your future using visual Odyssey Plans.

  • Session 2 pre-work to be assigned

Session 3 (1/28/21): Prototype and Test:

This session will teach you how to test versions of your future self and decide which models inspire you the most.  Get ready for a transformational experience!

  • Session 3 pre-work to be assigned

Sessions will be taught by Designing Your Life master facilitator, Gabrielle Santa-Donato. Gabrielle worked as a lecturer for and was the Manager at the Life Design Lab at Stanford where the DYL ecosystem was launched.  

 

Additional Resources:

  •       Designing Your Life was the book that started it all. Each session builds on the next and the expectation is that you will attend all sessions
  •         For more information and resources on the work of the Life Design Lab at Stanford, their classes, and the university training program, the Life Design Studio, click here.
  •       More information on the Designing Your Life and Designing Your Work Life books and associated worksheets and resources.
  •       The Life Design Lab's YouTube channel features an animated series on Designing Your Career and more.

 

MIT Alums:

If you just renewed your membership, the system requires 24-48 hours to update and recognize new members. For events within a day of renewal, please email clubadmin@mitcnc.org to verify membership and receive a direct link to registration.

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Date and Time
Thursday, January 14, 2021
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM PT
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Location
Virtual Event

Primary Contact
Patricia Liu
pjl@alum.mit.edu


MIT Club MembersCLUB MEMBERS

$60

Please make sure you are a current member of any MIT local club before registering.

MIT AlumsALUMS

$85

Please make sure you are a current member of any MIT local club before registering.

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