What we're about

Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder"-learn our advanced version of Google Design Sprints, while solving real problems for local non-profits and communities and help the urgent planet goal to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Join our meet-ups in Dublin, Cork & Galway

//What you will learn

There is only one real way to learn this skill - by doing - so you will solve a real problem with a local non-profit ,organization, business start-up or community project, using skills you already have (and they need) in a structure we provide through 'Design Sprint' over 6 weeks.

You will learn how to define, ideate, prototype and test any idea using, the fastest and cheapest way possible. Validate your idea before spending significant money, time and resources using the most rigorous, proven - and innovative approach available today.

Not only will you be learning, you'll be contributing directly to a real local cause as well as helping The Ladder reach it's goal - getting nations to reach the global sustainable development goals by 2030 by scaling impact.

The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner- ready to try your own idea with a sprint as well as getting inside a real non-profit or charity and contributing locally.

We also provide paid professional facilitator training to a very limited number of participants each Sprint Cycle. Check out the eventbrite page above.

What you get:

* CDST Training and be Design Sprint Certification ready

* The knowledge that you have helped a non-profit, community directly or indirectly

* Pre requisites completed for CDSF - certified facilitator

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, PM, PO, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs can leverage this methodology to drive meaningful change. Founders, team leads, PM, marketers, engineers, designers, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary

Our Community Leaders

Colm Byrne (Galway)

Colm is product manager and owner of the digital agency Flout.IO. he has created his own start-ups and helped Apple, JP Morgan, The AA, 118, Paddy Power Betfair and the guys who invented the hula hoop - build ground-breaking products

Ruta Danyte (Cork)

Ruta is an interdisciplinary communicator. She blends together creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, and communities. Her projects explore human development in the idea age. Connect with Ruta at

https://ruta.io (https://ruta.io/)

Mardea Gartree (Dublin)

Project manager and board member of a non-profit organisation in her community in Laois. She understands the challenges and issues affecting non-profits in local communities.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mardea-g-

Jacques Vermaak (Dublin)

Entrepreneurial Spirit and collaborative change maker.

//What if I can't attend?

The ladder provides on-site training and sprint facilitation to your company

Upcoming events (5+)

DUBLIN Help reach the Global Goals with Design Sprint - Week5: User Testing

The Digital Depot, The Digital Hub

Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate, we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder". Learn our advanced version of Google Design Sprints*, while solving real problems for local communities such as climate change, housing, homelessness, equality - and help to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your community, city and for Ireland. Who should attend? Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, PM, PO, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs, team leads, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary The workshop can be joined at any time, but you'll get the most out of it by attending all 6 weeks, every Tuesday from 18:45-21:00. This group runs through a full design sprint on building a real product or solution. What you will learn In this free interactive workshop. You will learn the skills and methods necessary to plan and execute your own Design Sprint - and be eligible for certification- while directly helping community, non-profits, charities, social enterprises and innovative Start-ups, solve critical problems. We'll guide you along the way to ensure you can run your own design sprint with tips on how you can incorporate these techniques in unique ways within your team and organization. The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner - while doing some real work addressing the world's critical problems. Want to start 2019 by making a real difference? This is your chance to make your contribution. See you there. The Ladder Team

CORK Help reach the Global Goals with Design Sprint - Week5: User Testing

This is the CORK Ladder community. Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate, we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder". Learn our advanced version of Google Design Sprints*, while solving real problems for local communities such as climate change, housing, homelessness, equality - and help to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your community, city and for Ireland. Who should attend? Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, PM, PO, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs, team leads, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary The workshop can be joined at any time, but you'll get the most out of it by attending all 6 weeks, every Wednesday from 17:30-20:00. This group runs through a full design sprint on building a real product or solution. What you will learn In this free interactive workshop. You will learn the skills and methods necessary to plan and execute your own Design Sprint - and be eligible for certification- while directly helping community, non-profits, charities, social enterprises and innovative Start-ups, solve critical problems. We'll guide you along the way to ensure you can run your own design sprint with tips on how you can incorporate these techniques in unique ways within your team and organization. The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner - while doing some real work addressing the world's critical problems. Want to start 2019 by making a real difference? This is your chance to make your contribution. See you there. The Ladder Team

DUBLIN Help reach the Global Goals with Design Sprint - Week6: Roadmap

The Digital Depot, The Digital Hub

Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate, we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder". Learn our advanced version of Google Design Sprints*, while solving real problems for local communities such as climate change, housing, homelessness, equality - and help to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your community, city and for Ireland. Who should attend? Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, PM, PO, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs, team leads, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary The workshop can be joined at any time, but you'll get the most out of it by attending all 6 weeks, every Tuesday from 18:45-21:00. This group runs through a full design sprint on building a real product or solution. What you will learn In this free interactive workshop. You will learn the skills and methods necessary to plan and execute your own Design Sprint - and be eligible for certification- while directly helping community, non-profits, charities, social enterprises and innovative Start-ups, solve critical problems. We'll guide you along the way to ensure you can run your own design sprint with tips on how you can incorporate these techniques in unique ways within your team and organization. The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner - while doing some real work addressing the world's critical problems. Want to start 2019 by making a real difference? This is your chance to make your contribution. See you there. The Ladder Team

GALWAY Help reach the Global Goals with Design Sprint - Week1:Goals, Risks & Map

Imagine if we could solve the world's problems at a local level at the same rate, we solve technology problems at a global level? That is the purpose of "The Ladder". Learn our advanced version of Google Design Sprints*, while solving real problems for local communities such as climate change, housing, homelessness, equality - and help to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your community, city and for Ireland. We've made real progress and real impact on over 20 different global goal projects in 2018 - now you can too. Who should attend? Anyone interested in innovation, process (or teaching it), designers, PM, PO, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs, team leads, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary The workshop can be joined at any time, but you'll get the most out of it by attending all 6 weeks, every Tuesday from 18:45-21:00. This group runs through a full design sprint on building a real product or solution. What you will learn In this free interactive workshop. You will learn the skills and methods necessary to plan and execute your own Design Sprint - and be eligible for certification- while directly helping community, non-profits, charities, social enterprises and innovative Start-ups, solve critical problems. We'll guide you along the way to ensure you can run your own design sprint with tips on how you can incorporate these techniques in unique ways within your team and organization. The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner - while doing some real work addressing the world's critical problems. Want to start 2019 by making a real difference? This is your chance to make your contribution. See you there. The Ladder Team

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