Redesign Your Future Retreat
This digital retreat summer series hosted by the Integrative Learning and Life Design Office at JHU included a series of events – Alumni Talks, interactive Community Conversations across different social media platforms and Vision Chats – made available to all students, from any institution. The general focus of the series highlighted leaders in their fields to address areas where they see opportunity, innovation, and creation that are accessible to current/graduating students and be centered around design thinking principles.
Join JHU Alumni from various industries and life stages as they reflect on each month’s theme.
6/18 “We Connect Here”
Moderated by: Michelle Jones, Senior Associate Director of Career Education and Life Design | Life Design Ambassador
We Connect Here | The viral poem “What if 2020 isn’t canceled” written by Leslie Dwight has reframed the trending narrative for what has been a year of challenging obstacles for the world. This is a beautiful example of accepting and empathizing with where we are in this exact moment in order to move us forward in a positive manner.
“We Connect Here” Recording:
7/16 “We Explore Possibilities”
Moderated by: Justin Lorts, Director of Life Design | Life Design Ambassador
We Explore Possibilities| As we move forward into the second half of 2020 with a curious designer mindset, there are many possibilities to explore. For those of you following our series who are actively seeking opportunities, we’ll discuss how to define achievable goals. Next, we’ll explore strategies for radical collaboration to generate wild ideas and extrapolate actionable steps to continue making progress toward your goals.
“We Explore Possibilities” Recording:
8/13 “We Challenge the Future”
Moderated by: Setu van Lare-Hodges, Career and Life Design Coach | Life Design Ambassador
We Challenge the Future| As our previous Alumni Talk and Vision Chat speakers suggest, “Stop pondering, start prototyping” AND “find someone living in your future.” We’re wrapping up the series by discussing how to stop getting in our own way and start having the courage to take small actionable steps and continue driving ourselves forward. We’ll discuss cheap, quick, and virtual/socially-distanced ways of testing and prototyping our goals and ideas in order to fail fast and succeed sooner. And we’ll also remember that this is a messy, iterative process as we find inspiration in stories from those who have tackled challenges head-on and risen from the uncertainty.
“We Challenge the Future” Recording:
Dynamic conversations with visionaries about the future of education, work, technology, industry, health, environment, and society hosted by Farouk Dey.
8/20 Rethinking Social Justice with Priyali Sur (recording forthcoming)