Inclusive human-centered design: Designing diversity, equity, and inclusion into your organization

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Time & Location

Mar 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LMHQ, 150 Broadway 20th floor, New York, NY 10038, USA

Workshop Description

Human-centered design is a design and management framework that involves the input and experiences of impacted humans in all steps of a problem-solving process. Put simply, the people closest to the problem you’re trying to solve are best equipped with the knowledge and experience to design the solutions.

While incredibly important, practicing inclusive human-centered design for internal policies and practices within an organization can be time-consuming and difficult to execute well. Many organizations aren’t sure how and when to include various levels of staff, especially when there may be competing needs or interests between leadership teams, programs, and priorities. Oftentimes, those with less power in an organization are left out of design processes altogether. This results in organizational policies that lack buy-in from groups of staff, usually further exacerbating tension in leadership and staff morale.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn about inclusive human-centered design and how to involve all levels of staff and leverage various tools to develop equitable and inclusive organizational policies and strategies into their organization. The workshop will model inclusive human-centered design practices and is open to all nonprofit professionals regardless of role including, but not limited to, program staff, administrative staff, board members, and executives. Folks are encouraged to either attend on their own or with their colleagues.

The workshop will be facilitated by Weav Studio founding partners Erika Strong & Mel Peterson. The building is wheelchair accessible, but if you have any other accessibility needs please feel free to contact us at

Time: 4-hours

Plant-based breakfast, snacks and caffeinated beverages will be provided.





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    Tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets may be transferred to another member of your organization or credited towards an upcoming workshop.






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