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Facilitative Leadership: Guiding Teams to Success

We often picture “leaders” as people who stand at the front of a room, wielding their authority to tell people what to do. But "facilitative leadership" looks quite different. Facilitative leaders are usually found standing in front of a whiteboard, inviting teams to help them figure out what to do. This results in better solutions, stronger team performance, and a healthier culture of collaboration. In this talk, you’ll learn powerful facilitation techniques that will help you to become a facilitative leader and guide your teams to success.

Alissa Briggs

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Director, Head of Design @ PlanGrid

Alissa Briggs is Director of Design at Autodesk. She’s a strategic and energetic leader, speaker, and coach with a successful track record of scaling top-notch design, research, and content organizations. Alissa was Head of Design at PlanGrid, where she scaled the department 4x and led the team through a successful acquisition. Previously, she was Director of User Experience at Brigade, the world’s first network for voters. She also led design teams at Intuit that supported 15+ product lines powering prosperity around the world.

As an active member of the design community, Alissa has spoken at Enterprise UX, UXPA, EuroIA, SXSW, and other top conferences around the world. She has been featured by FastCo.Design, O’Reilly Media, and other industry publications.

Alissa holds advanced degrees in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, you can find her tweeting @alissadesigns, designing wearable electronics, and exploring the great outdoors.

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