Any expedition begins with an invitation.
It's the entrance, the opportunity to step across the threshold into something new that sets the stage for everything to follow.
In the design work I do, I want to provide that invitation and the pathway of experiences that can help you shape a new story for your organization.
Changing how organizations function is a challenge. Ultimately, the invitation, and the process that follows, should enable compelling shifts that lead to the creation of a new organizational mindset.
In the engagements I design, I seek to support you in creating deep organizational change by helping you create those shifts. That takes time and effort of course, and is predicated on an inclusive process that supports and engages, pushes when necessary, and challenges people to think and act beyond the constraints of their current conditions and culture. Creating a new organizational mindset means creating a new lens and worldview that is broader and sees differently, crafting a language capable of supporting that capacity, and growing a membership that possesses the skills and dispositions that support an ever-evolving capacity to grow and improve in a world that absolutely demands it.
How we write that story together is what I am interested in. How we create the conditions for making a difference is the challenge. How we do this together is the opportunity ahead.
Presentation Services: In addition to design services, I do keynotes, spotlights, workshops and breakout sessions for conferences, schools and school district events. Here are my scheduled upcoming events:
Next Generation Leadership Through Design, WiscNet, December 12, 2018 (Eau Claire, WI) and April 10, 2019 (Stevens Point, WI).
Live Curious, Go Beyond 2019, February 15-16, 2019, Monterrey, Mexico
Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association, April 1-2, 2019, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Download my presentation services portfolio for more information.
Next up: I’ll be keynoting the Redesigning Learning Spaces Summit in two locations in January. On January 17, I’ll be at Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, IL) and the next day, at Mahomet-Seymour Elementary School (Mahomet, IL). My presentation will focus on creating the spatial conditions necessary to support a future condition for learning. There are still several seats left at both locations; if you are interested, more information is available for each location by clicking on the links above
Featured Client: Kenora Catholic District School Board, Kenora, Ontario
David Jakes Designs has had the opportunity to partner with Kenora Catholic on the redesign of their learning spaces from a classroom model to a studio model. The work involved employing the design process to determine the spatial drivers designed to support that condition and creating a pilot program to facilitate the change. The work has been captured beautifully by VS America in a case study that features our program and outcomes. Read it here.
Featured Client: Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
David Jakes Designs is working with EPS to conduct a learning spaces pilot program (classrooms and library spaces) across their K-12 landscape. The pilot is examining how spatial redesign addresses their organizational of personalized learning. DJD is also assisting on the development of their elementary school footprint, as well as supporting organizational needs associated with a successful facilities referendum.