Career Development: Creating an Action Plan with Design Thinking

Sarah Prevette, Entrepreneur & Speaker

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6 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

      2:15
    • Why Design Thinking

      3:29
    • Step 1: Self-Diagnostic

      7:23
    • Step 2: Situational Analysis

      5:37
    • Step 3: Create an Action Plan

      5:04
    • Final Thoughts

      3:32

About This Class

Ready to unlock success in your career? It's time to plan. 

Join innovation expert Sarah Prevette for a fresh, modern approach to career planning — inspired by core ideas in design thinking. This 25-minute class is packed with examples, creative tips, and worksheets to help you develop a 3-step plan that plays to your experiences and strengths. 

Use these lessons as a springboard to action. You'll learn how to use the creative, user-first mindset of design thinking to foster greater self-awareness and develop a goal-oriented strategy. You'll gather real-life examples, and complete 3 exclusive, downloadable worksheets:

  • Self-Diagnostic evaluating your strengths, weaknesses, and motivations
  • Situational Analysis to assess key career stakeholders, starting with your boss
  • Strategic Action Plan with goals, skills, and traits you want to develop 

The class is entirely customizable to your needs. Whether you're just starting out, eager to make a switch, or looking to be more intentional with your next step, you'll build a plan for personal career success.

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Future Design School is a user experience, strategy and innovation lab. Leveraging our proprietary solution design methods, we enable individuals to deconstruct complex issues and implement their own innovative approaches.

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This class has helped me organize my short term & long term goals and map out an action plan for my future. I really enjoyed this session and would recommend it to anyone who wants to advance in their career.
Wow! What a great concept! I would never have thought to apply design principals to career development, but it makes sense. In fact, I can see the application in many areas of life. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom, Sarah!
Thank you!

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Sarah Prevette

Entrepreneur & Speaker

"Fall in love with the problem you're solving--not the solution."

SARAH PREVETTE has a long history of innovative product development. A serial entrepreneur, she was the founder of well-known online properties Sprouter and BetaKit (acquired) and the co-founder of BrandProject LP - an investment firm that invests in and works with early-stage startups. Sarah launched Future Design School to empower all individuals to be creators and help turn great ideas into meaningful innovation.

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