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Alumni Stories | July 24, 2023

Phil Canning details his transformative journey from moving to North Carolina to becoming an "Innovation Manager" at Ally Financial. Initially uncertain, Phil found direction after being introduced to human-centered design principles from Stanford's d.school. This approach led to the creation of Ally's acclaimed savings tools, Buckets and Boosters. To spread this innovative mindset, Phil trained with Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification program, enhancing his skills and expanding his network. Now, as a key facilitator at Ally, Phil drives innovation across teams, highlighting the profound impact of effective collaboration and his personal and professional growth through his experiences.

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Podcast | July 24, 2023

In this podcast episode, Douglas welcomes Tim Creasy, the Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci, to discuss the field of change management. Tim shares his origin story and how he became interested in understanding human systems and implementing change at scale. They discuss the intersection of economics and political science, the concept of systems thinking, and the potential impact of generative AI on creativity.

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Alumni Stories | July 12, 2023

In her reflection on the Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification program, Sandra Molinari shares her transformative journey from an experienced facilitator to a more adaptive and innovative leader. Despite her two decades of experience, Sandra recognized the drawbacks of strict adherence to agendas. The program introduced her to fresh techniques, emphasizing flexibility and the value of emergent discussions. Transitioning to the corporate sector, she applied these insights to promote team collaboration, highlighting the ever-evolving importance of facilitation in fostering meaningful connections.