Workshop

Jake Knapp Austin Sprint Series

In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop series, you'll learn by doing as Jake leads you through the original Sprint and new pre-Sprint workshop formats.

On day one, Douglas and Erik will facilitate the room while Jake join virtually to rapidly lead you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process, teaching how the various steps fit together and why and how they work. You’ll learn tips and tricks for facilitating a Design Sprint (whether it’s your first or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into normal meetings.

Then day two will cover all new sprint formats developed by Jake for what happens before the Design Sprint.

Additionally, given our expertise in running hybrid events and the overwhelming interest in virtual options, we have virtual tickets available as well. All in-person attendees will receive a signed copy of Sprint by Jake Knapp and Beyond the Prototype by Douglas Ferguson.

Voltage Control is a change agency that helps leaders and teams change the way they work, innovate, learn, and lead. With a deep respect for tailored solutions, we conceive and design custom programs that take you on your change journey. We’ve helped companies like Nike, Apple, NASA, Church & Dwight, Charles Schwab, and more explore their changes. We believe your team has the answers and abilities for the change you seek, so our experiences are designed to help you extract them.

Thank you to our vendor partner CBRE for providing the space.
Thank you to our vendor partner Ruta Maya for providing delicious coffee for the event.


Date

December 8-9, 2022

Time

9am-6pm CST​

Location

Austin, TX

Tickets

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2-Day Bootcamp
Attend both days to learn the Design Sprint and new sprint formats
$ 1,695.00
Unlimited
Day 1 - Design Sprint
Learn the original 5 Day Design Sprint
$ 995.00
Unlimited
Day 2 - Advanced Sprint
All new sprint formats developed by Jake for what happens before the Design Sprint
$ 995.00
Unlimited
Virtual 2-Day Bootcamp
Attend both days virtually to learn the Design Sprint and new sprint formats
$ 795.00
Unlimited
Virtual Day 1 - Design Sprint
Learn the original 5 Day Design Sprint in this virtual session.
$ 595.00
Unlimited
Virtual Day 2 - Advanced Sprint
All new sprint formats developed by Jake for what happens before the Design Sprint.
$ 595.00
Unlimited
What to expect

What to expect

In this series, on day one, Douglas and Jake will rapidly lead you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process, teaching how the various steps fit together and why and how they work. You’ll learn tips and tricks for facilitating a Design Sprint (whether it's your first or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into normal meetings. Then, day two will cover all new sprint formats developed by Jake for what happens before the Design Sprint. Additionally, we are offering a special VIP transformation package for anybody wanting to go deeper in their sprint journey with personal feedback and guidance from Jake and Voltage Control.

What You'll Learn

In this master class, Douglas and Jake will rapidly lead you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process, teaching how the various steps fit together and why and how they work. You’ll learn tips and tricks for facilitating a Design Sprint (whether it's your first or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into normal meetings. You'll also learn new sprint formats developed by Jake for what happens before the Design Sprint. Additionally, we are offering a special VIP transformation package for anybody wanting to go deeper in their sprint journey with personal feedback and guidance from Jake and Voltage Control.

How You'll Learn

The series will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll not only learn the concepts and principles, the why and how of sprints, you’ll also get to practice some of the methods in a safe space. We won’t just talk at you ; you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from the creator of the Design Sprint and our experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest enterprises. VIP package participants will also receive personal support from Jake and Voltage Control throughout the quarter following the in-person event.

Agenda

Day 1 AM

Jake's Design Sprint Origin Story, Simulate Day 1 of the Design Sprint

Day 1 PM

Simulate Day 2 & 3 of Design Sprint, Tips & Tricks for Day 4 & 5 of Design Sprint, Q&A

Day 2

World premier of pre-sprint workshop formats

VIP Transformation

Get personalized guidance on your project from Jake and Voltage Control

Who Should Attend

Leaders

Looking to accelerate innovation

Product Managers, Designers, and Founders

Looking to optimize product-market fit

Marketers

Looking to enhance product positioning

Consultants and Facilitators

Looking to boost their impact

Key Takeaways

Lead a team through the Design Sprint process with confidence

Map out a challenge and choose the most important place to start

Identify crucial business and product questions to be answered in your sprints

Know when and why to run any of these sprints

Interested in bringing a team?

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Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp is a designer, writer, and investor. During 10 years at Google, he helped build Gmail, co-founded Google Meet, and invented the Design Sprint. He has since coached hundreds of teams on product strategy at places like Miro, Slack, Nike, LEGO, IDEO, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business School. Today, he is a co-founder at Character Ventures, where he helps startups find product-market fit with Design Sprints.Jake is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist. He is the founder and president of Voltage Control. He has helped transform teams from Nike, U.S. SOCOM, Google, the Air Force, Apple, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC. Douglas is a Design Sprint and innovation expert, master facilitator, speaker, Fractional CTO/CPO, and author of four books: Magical Meetings, Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within.

Venue

CBRE

500 W 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
What People Are Saying

I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work.

Savannah C.

PRODUCT DESIGNER @ TAILWIND

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship

A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.

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Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

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