How can we adequately plan when an unknown future is swiftly encroaching upon a present we’re just becoming comfortable with? How can leaders balance current priorities with future vision? How can cross-functional teams align when each department has a different path toward the future? Horizon mapping is a way to build a shared understanding of the present in light of the unknown.

In this workshop, Jules will first discuss horizons: what they are, why they matter, and how we can use them as a tool for reflection and alignment as we build awesome products together. Then Jules will lead participants on a reflective hike culminating at a scenic overlook. Finally, they will guide participants in identifying desired outcomes and facilitation methods intended to improve stakeholder alignment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn practical ways to frame the horizon of your projects 

  • Take some time to reflect and assess your own team’s readiness to tackle an unknown future

  • Visualize stakeholders and cross-functional partnerships on your horizon map

  • Identify methods for facilitating next-tier stakeholder alignment in your organization

  • Hone your social and systemic intelligences and become a more effective influencer

About Your Facilitator

Why are you teaching at RAD Summit?

Research, design, and the Colorado Rockies are a few of my favorite things!

What’s your craziest camping or outdoor experience?

The craziest camping experience I had was poorly planned and incredibly windy. My partner at the time and I had recently adopted a new dog, Oliver, whose anxiety was on high alert the night we pitched camp. The wind whipped our tent so that the walls billowed inward, and Oliver couldn’t settle down, so we hardly slept all night. We were going to camp for two nights, but instead we just called it the next day and went home.

Jules Monza   Senior Product Designer, Cake Insure

Jules Monza

Senior Product Designer, Cake Insure

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