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Design Sprint for the Future Child Welfare Workforce

Design for America-FSU

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:45 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)

Design Sprint for the Future Child Welfare Workforce

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What You Will Do

One of the worst problems facing Florida’s troubled child-welfare system is job turnover among case managers. Reasons for the high-level of turnover range from general quality of life concerns, heavy caseloads to issues of safety. Led by IBM Design Thinkers, The Future of the Child Welfare Workforce design sprint will teach you the fundamentals of the IBM DT process while you ideate on how to craft the future work experience of the child welfare industry. 


FSU students who RSVP will receive access to IBM's Design Thinking Practitioner Online course. Once you have registered for the event via Eventbrite a link to the course will be emailed to you by Dave Montez ( Completing the course will earn you IBM's Practitioner certification or badge. By earning this badge you will be showing development in the following skills; user-centered design, experience design, UX, user research, ideation and empathy.


The Details

When: Thursday Sept. 19th
4:45pm: Sign-in
5:15-6:00pm: Working Dinner
6:00pm: IBM Design Thinkers begin the sprint

Where: FSU Innovation Hub, Louis Shores building, 142 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32304 

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For more information about IBM's Design Thinking courses visit

Website for FSU's Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children can be found here

Updates on the Design for America-FSU student design studio can be found here and on Instagram here.

Have questions about Design Sprint for the Future Child Welfare Workforce? Contact Design for America-FSU

When & Where

FSU Innovation Hub
142 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2110

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:45 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)

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Design for America-FSU

Design for America at Florida State University (DFA-FSU) is part of a national network of universities across the country that uses human-centered design to make meaningful social impact on university campus and their larger community. For more information visit,

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