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Design Org Strategy

A 9-module, 139-lesson design leadership course for Design Directors and Executives. Determine your Design Org Strategy with the vision, priorities, measurable outcomes, and tactics to lead your team forward.

Design Org Strategy for Design Directors and Executives • Design Leadership Course


Great managers and executives make bets on where to position Design to win and with whom. They do not view it as a zero-sum game but as a game of how design can bring the most value to customers, the company, teams, and individuals.

In this course, you’ll mature your Design at your company

  • Set Org Direction
  • Achieve Measurable Goals
  • Make Relevant Impact
  • Generate Momentum

Who is this for?

Managers, Directors, Operators, and Executives

Program goal

Have a clear and concise strategy for the design organization that sets the foundations for resourcing, hiring, skilling, prioritizing, and focus. Gain the momentum you seek to elevate the influence and impact of design.

Topics Covered

ALL OF THEM–Seriously. This is the course that incorporates all the courses.

Meet your Instructor

Ryan Rumsey

For 20+ years, Ryan worked as a designer and executive at Apple, Electronic Arts, USAA, Nestlé, and Comcast. He is also the author of Business Thinking for Designers.

Ryan spent 10+ years as the senior design leader charged with building and scaling design organizations.

For the last four years, Ryan has been teaching design executives, leaders, and teams as CEO of Second Wave Dive and lead instructor of CDO School.

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