Agile Mindset Conference

Agile Mindset Conference

Published on: February 28, 2019

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Agile Mindset – Giving Students An Edge

April 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Becker College, Leicester Campus
Minuteman Room, Fuller Campus Center
945 Main Street
Leicester, MA 01524

Academic institutions do a great job teaching academic subjects—but what about the other skills students need to succeed once they graduate?

At Becker College we are sharply focused on soft skills and developing the whole student academically, socially, and responsibly. Our Agile Mindset is integrated throughout the curriculum in general education and each major to help students develop skills in teamwork and collaboration, communication, empathy, leadership, mentoring, organization, and life skills.

Spend the day with industry leaders, innovators, faculty, and students who will showcase relevant real-world case studies from corporate and academic segments. See how design thinking and the Agile Mindset can enhance the learning experience.

This is a free event brought to you by a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation

Registration Required:

Guest Speakers

Suzanne Hamill - HeadshotSuzanne (Suzi) Hamill believes insight into human behavior is the key to building incredible customer experiences. Her experience includes leading a team working in start-up style incubators and conducting research and experiments for new markets and product concepts and training with humancentered design skills to employees, customers, and community members. 




Nan IvesNan Ives is a brand builder, culture creator, and strategic leader experienced in applying human-centered design to reimagine the future, elevate customer and employee experiences, and solve organizational challenges. Nan is a Design Thinking evangelist, coach, and trainer. She helps corporate and non-profit teams apply human-centered design to reframe problems, propel creativity, and build smarter solutions.



Check out the Speaker Bios for additional information.


Conference Agenda

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Becker College Student Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Welcome
President Nancy Crimmin, Becker College
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a,.m.Keynote Speakers - Suzi Hammill and Nan Ives
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exploring the Unknown: Using Unstructured Problems to Achieve Agility in the Science Classroom
Dr. Leah Brault, Dr. Nuno Carreiro, Dr. Bob Caron
Successes and challenges, results and feedback from incorporating project-based experiences will be presented.
1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 10 minute break
1:40 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Digital Marketing Studio
Dr. Charles Tweedly
The classroom is re-framed as a marketing department with real clients, real responsibilities, and real results.
2:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 10 minute break
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Graphic Design Discipline: Senior Team Project
Kat Andler, MFA
Building experience and confidence through real-world projects, client interactions, and team collaborations.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Agile Mindset in Action: Agile Projects for Agile Minds
Constanza Bartholomae, Alyson Dooley, Ana Maria Young
Using the Agile Mindset, we create opportunities for our students to think critically and create community.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Question and Answer Session