Mini Workshop

Fireside Chat with Teresa Torres

Unleashing Continuous Discovery through Facilitation Mastery

April 1, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm CT​
Live Online
Voltage Control x Product Talk present an electrifying fireside chat featuring Teresa Torres, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach in the realm of product development. In this fireside chat, Teresa will share her insights–gleaned from coaching hundreds of teams across diverse industries– about how facilitation plays a pivotal role in driving product success.

Whether you’re leading a product team at Fortune 500 company, a burgeoning startup, or a community-driven initiative, this fireside chat promises to equip you with the tools and mindset needed to infuse your organization’s culture. We’ll explore how to foster resilient product teams, drive impactful change, and maximize your potential for lasting success. Join us for an engaging fireside chat that promises to inspire, inform, and equip you with actionable strategies to harness the power of facilitation for transformative product success.
April 1, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm CT​
Live Online
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Agenda

Welcome
Meet the organizers and speakers
Networking
Mingle with fellow attendees in a live breakout session
Discussion with Teresa Torres
Hear from Teresa about how facilitation has played a role in her career and success
Audience Q&A
Before we wrap up this event, we’ll open up the floor for Teresa to answer any of the audience’s questions

Who Should Attend

Experienced Product Leaders
Who want to understand how facilitation skills can enhance their career and team’s collaboration
Aspiring Product Managers
Who want to understand how facilitation skills can help launch their Product career
Project Managers
Who want to steer stakeholders to the best outcomes
Product Teachers & Trainers
Who want to design the most impactful learning

Key Takeaways

Learn how facilitative collaboration fits into the role of a Product Manager
Explore how facilitation skills ignite career growth and leadership success
Get inspired by our guest speaker as they share their secrets of facilitative leadership and lessons along the way
Connect with aspiring and experienced Product Managers

Featured Facilitators

Teresa Torres
Teresa Torres is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach. She teaches a structured and sustainable approach to continuous discovery that helps product teams infuse their daily product decisions with customer input. She’s coached hundreds of teams at companies of all sizes, from early-stage start-ups to global enterprises, in a variety of industries. She has taught over 12,000 product people discovery skills through the Product Talk Academy. She’s the author of the book Continuous Discovery Habits and blogs at ProductTalk.org.
Douglas Ferguson
Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 26 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, a facilitation academy that develops leaders through certifications, workshops, and organizational coaching focused on facilitation mastery, innovation, and play. He has helped transform leaders, innovators, and creatives from Nike, U.S. SOCOM, Google, the Air Force, Gap, Tesla, MSU, Church & Dwight, Apple, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC.

Prior to Voltage Control, Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups, where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and human-centered design principles. While CTO at Twyla, Douglas worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints, and now brings this experience and process to companies everywhere.

Douglas is currently active in the Austin startup community, where he serves on the board of several non-profits, mentors startups, and advises early-stage ventures.

Douglas is a thought leader and often writes and talks about facilitation, leadership, collaboration, innovation, culture, meetings, and Design Sprints. He is also the author of four books: Magical Meetings, Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within, He has been published in Forbes, Fast Company, Innovation Leader, and is a regular contributor to The Future Shapers. He publishes a weekly podcast called Facilitation Lab.

What People are Saying

"Events like this are important so that we can gather together and learn from each other, actually immerse ourselves in the experience, practice our skills."

Kathy Ditmore
Manager Project Delivery

"Facilitation Lab is great because you get exposure to all different kinds of facilitation styles and techniques, and just really deep thinking about the practice that we do as facilitators. Plus, you'll meet really cool and really kind, warm, interesting people that care about community."

Erin Warner
Senior Partner
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