Lunch n’ Learn: Design Leadership – Beyond the Job Title

2 min read Morgan Dallas

Every month we have fun and informative “bite sized” presentations to add some inspiration to your lunch break.  These virtual events allow us to partner with amazing speakers, community groups and organizations to share their insights and hot takes on a variety of topics impacting our industry. 

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Sarah Clearwater

When talking about Design Leadership, most people think of a design executive. But if the design discipline wants to succeed and drive impact in line with its human centred principles and philosophies, we need more than just a few people to lead the change across the organisations and communities we are part of.

In this talk, Sarah Clearwater – Creative Strategist & Design Leadership Coach – will share stories and insights from conversations with 28 people from across Aotearoa’s design & innovation ecosystem to help us reframe our understanding of design and leadership. 

During the talk you’ll hear more about how Sarah approached this complex topic in her research and come on the journey of finding the leadership angle for your design practice, no matter your job title.

Speaker Bio

Sarah helps design teams unlock their potential for business and community leadership. Sarah is the Founder and Principal Strategist at boutique design agency REFRAMR and hosts the CX Collective, Aotearoa New Zealand’s community for professionals leading the change towards customer. 

To date, Sarah’s career has spanned four countries, three languages and two continents. Her public talks, training, coaching and consulting services have helped teams across banking, insurance, telco, FMCG, Not-For-Profit, government and education to develop stories, services and strategies that position them for impact while keeping the customer at heart.

Sarah speaks at events, posts frequently online and designs experiences for practitioners and teams to unlock the next step of their leadership journey. Learn more about Sarah’s work here: 

Grab your lunch, invite your colleagues and we hope to see you at our next Lunch n’ Learn