During this one hour intense design thinking workshop, Commander Meghan Michael will lead the group through the design thinking process to explore possible solutions to the question "How can EPIC better reflect the Diversity of our local region?". Participants should bring an open and empathetic mind to the event and be ready to get creative and innovative.
A design thinking mindset is solution-focused, with a bias toward action and learning. It involves creativity, analysis, and purpose. Design thinking develops creative courage and is a way to enable collaborative interdisciplinary thinking and teamwork to solve human-centered problems. It ultimately can transform a team to a more cohesive one, through collaborative thinking. Using the continuous process of Design Thinking, leaders can guide an organization to solve problems together.
Meghan Michael, PHR, SHRM-CP, is a retired Navy Veteran who served over 20 years on active and reserve duty. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the University of San Diego. During her time on active duty she served as Mission Commander and Tactical Coordinator in the P-3C Orion, deploying to areas around the world such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Diego Garcia, Bahrain and Oman. The pinnacle of her flying career was flying mission in support of American and Allied ground troops in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. Meghan also served as Director of Personnel, Operations and Training in Everett WA, Executive Officer of Navy Operational Support Center, San Jose, CA and Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center Toledo, OH. Since retirement. Meghan has dedicated her time to Veteran issues and serves as the Co-Chair of the Northwest Military Affairs Committee.