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"Taylorized" Design Thinking Facilitation: Expression of Interest

Thank you for reaching out to the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR). We promote collaborative creativity for organizations, workplaces, and groups. Depending on our workload and capacity, we can sometimes offer custom "Taylorized" training and facilitation services.  Please read below for information about what we might do and why.

We are keen to support your social cause consistent with our mission, and to the best of our abilities and capacity. 

We seek longer term impact in embodying, exemplifying and promoting positive changemaking. Read here for what these terms mean:

We expect our organizational partners to express a sincere willingness to learn "designerly" mindsets, like empathy with users, a beginners mind, learning via rapid prototyping, Yes, And!, and adopting a "bias to action".

Are you still new to the Phyllis M Taylor Center and to design thinking, changemaking, and social innovation generally?  Before proceeding, be sure to review our website for regular public training events, like the public 2 hour crash course and the Fast 48 weekend bootcamp.  Learn more at the Taylor Center website:

If you are ready to seek custom "Taylorized" facilitation or training, please proceed. The form below asks you to provide us some information about your organization, project activity, and specific needs. You don't have to have all the information.

We have limited capacity this summer and during the academic year, owing to other regular courses and trainings. Please aim to give us as much advance notice as you can with your request, ideally months, or longer for more intensive, custom activities.

We aim to confirm receipt of your application within five business days.

We commit to reviewing the information internally in our team and asking clarifying questions within three weeks. We aim to get back to you with a decision within  four to six weeks, and sooner, if possible

Summer 2018: We have very  limited capacity this summer. We probably won’t be able to offer custom trainings/facilitations this summer.

Fall: We should be available for some Taylorized activities this fall 2018, depending on our staff capacity and calendar.
If we are unable to handle your request, we may be able to review your request and offer recommendations for local trainers and facilitators.


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