April Jefferson

Transformation Coach at April Jefferson Corp.


Design Thinking Workshop: Pass on Perfection
Friday 10:30 - 12:05
design thinking
perfection game
core protocols

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When you have struggled to define a minimally viable result then you need a way to not only brainstorm ideas, but also a way to cut the unnecessary waste out. Pass on Perfection is an exercise for discovering and co-creating a solutions or products with what is minimally necessary. It mashes up Yes and… thinking for co-creation, and the essence of The Perfection Game (from the Core Protocols) for negotiation and prioritization in a collaborative round-robin game format. This workshop will provide the opportunity to try out the exercise and give you the opportunity to co-create something you or another participant desires. We’ll share our perfection results and discuss our learnings; including how psychological safety is created in its use.

Learning Outcomes

  • Contribute without being emotionally held to ideas

  • Co-own removing waste in solutions

  • Build trust with positive collaboration

  • Co-create solutions that give everyone a voice

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April leads with empathy and courage while partnering with others to help unlock their full potential. Believes the path to authentic growth and change begins with invitation and a people centered approach. She favors a blended mindset of agile, lean, design thinking, open space and improvisation when engaging. April values connecting people to ownership of their needs and goals. You may find April coaching organizations, speaking at conferences, facilitating social change as a Design Action Lab partner, or mentoring youth.