Creative Exchange

In these disruptive times, we find ourselves facing new challenges in operating our businesses. Creativity and innovation are more important than ever to tackle today’s obstacles.

Join the Arts + Business Council’s acclaimed Creative Exchange program and learn the design thinking skills, such as collaboration, valuing empathy, and rapid prototyping, you need to become a leader in your organization.

Gathering a cohort of local leaders, Creative Exchange features a collaborative virtual format and allows participants to both learn and network in a way that is rare at this unique moment. Creative Exchange enables you to approach the future with courage and curiosity while you build a new roadmap to success.

Applications are closed. Please contact Alyssa Azteff at [email protected] for more information.


Day 1

Problem Solving by Design:
Introduction to Design Thinking and Generating Empathy

Day 2

From Empathy to Insights:
Focus on User Experience Research and Design

Day 3

Making Things:
Bridging Ideas into Action

Day 4

The Innovative Performance:
Devising a Collaborative Path to Discovery

Day 5

Making Things Real:
Creating the Case and Implementing


“Utilizing design-thinking methods of problem-solving led [my team] to unravel fresh perspectives, create empathetic ideas, and reveal new avenues of creativity.”

Dylan Garner
Creative Director, Cohere

“The Creative Exchange Program helped me to push my design thinking skill set through interesting case studies and thoughtful activities. I also really enjoyed learning from the other participants in my cohort who shared their experiences and challenges they have faced in their industries.”

Katie Cleary
Former Director of Consumer Insights at Campbell Soup Company

“From new methods and tools to hands-on, experiential learning, Creative Exchange is helping to elevate and scale Navigate’s strategic design capabilities within our workforce.”

Dillon McClernon
Senior Management Consultant, Navigate Corporation

Fall 2020 Course Facilitators

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Quinn Bauriedel

Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company

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Mike Gadsby

Co-Founder + Chief Innovation Officer, O3 World

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Samantha Hawkins

Design Director, EY Design Studio PHL

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Michelle Histand

Director of Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

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Christina Lewis

Senior Experience Designer, O3 World

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Michael McAghon

Discipline Lead | Design, EY Design Studio PHL

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Natalie Nixon

Creativity Strategist and President | Figure 8 Thinking, LLC

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Amanda Sobrinski

Senior Experience Strategist, O3 World

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Josh Soldiers

Senior Experience Strategist, O3 World

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