We start the year Big in Dallas
Design Trust is a by-invitation-only trust among real pros that respect each other, and as a result make our salon enriching personally and professionally. In addition to all the glitter and glam, it is always about the people, so please consider joining your peers who are coming.
The continuously evolving itinerary follows below, beginning with our guest presenters Bill Stubbs an AD100 designer and innovative leader of the design business and Susan Fredman CEO and Founder of Fredman Design Group, Stones Throw Builders and Designs for Dignity. In addition, I shall present a case study on how Blaze Makoid Architecture led the firm's change for the better. All of these examples will highlight leadership style, building culture in the firm, the leader's approach to entrepreneurship and their manner of leading change for the better -- timely topics for the beginning of a new year.
Friday, January 30:
Morning: Susan Fredman, CEO, Fredman Design Group presents how she lead ‘leads change’ in her firm.
With all of that new energy, we will have to satisfy our appetite in a galactic way, so Dinner is planned on the Skylight Terrace overlooking the twilight of Dallas.Table 1: Examples of how Principals lead change (drawing on Susan’s examples, my clients’ work and your own)Table 2: Examples of how collaboration actually occurs in the studio (several of you are willing to present examples)Table 3: Examples of how studio capacity is managed and lean productivity improves (project management, technology, finances and culture play a role here).Table 4: Examples of ‘what’s next’ for the Principal, the Firm and the Marketplace (new product collections, consulting, online, etc.)
Saturday, January 31:
Sunday, February 1:
Optional morning program in Dallas, or departures. Sherry offered to arrange a VIP tour of AT&T Dallas Cowboy Stadium that not only features one of the most architecturally significant venues for sports and entertainment, but also hosts one of the great art collections in America. Imagine being down on the field?