What You’ll Experience
In this one day workshop, you’ll learn how to condense months of planning into a fast-paced, structured strategic problem-solving process. You’ll gain powerful tools for mapping challenges, developing concepts, making rapid decisions, aligning your team, and creating clear next steps. Rooted in the first three phases of the Design Sprint Process and infused with human-centered design and behavioral science tools, Wily's Strategy Sprint focuses on four core steps:
Get clarity on a challenge + map the existing landscape
Get rooted in the people who are central to your challenge
Gather outside inspiration + use structured idea generation
Define and give clear direction on critical next steps
Strategy Sprints are a structured, hands-on, repeatable process for effective decision-making and tangible goal-setting with your team. It compresses months of planning into action-driven work and team alignment.
Nix the long meetings and months of drawn out planning. Work smarter. Gain alignment. Make effective decisions. Keep teams motivated. Cut down on meetings. Skip strategic planning and start strategic doing.
Strategy Sprints borrow heavily from the first three steps of the Design Sprint process (Map, Sketch, and Decide). They also include tools and approaches rooted in Design Thinking, Behavior Change, and Business Strategy.
Meet Your Trainers
The Strategy Sprint Workshop will be run by Wily’s team of innovators and designers who run Strategy Sprints and training for some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies, government teams, and institutions.
Eric Gorman—Owner of Wily, Facilitator, Teacher, Innovator
Eric is the owner of Wily, an innovation company that runs sprints domestically and overseas for Fortune 500 companies, federal and city government teams, and prominent institutions. Eric has trained individuals and teams from Apple, Nike, Corning, Hasboro, YouTube, Johns Hopkins University, Lowe’s, Bank of Montreal, and Bank of America, among others. He also teaches a prototyping class at Wake Forest University.
Julia Jackson—Strategist + Facilitator at Wily
Julia Jackson is driven to create world class experiences for clients. She has over 20 years experience in marketing, customer engagement, creative strategy, and project management. Julia balances a talent for generating big ideas and communicating stories of impact with a pragmatic ability to execute these creative visions. She’s passionate about working with individuals and teams to unleash their potential.
What You’ll Get
Practical, expert coaching on the first three steps of the design sprint
Hands-on, collaborative exercises that can be replicated in your workplace
Tactics to improve productivity, solve big challenges, and foster innovation at your organization
Tips on how to introduce and implement strategy and design sprints at your organization
Connections with like-minded innovators
What Your Ticket Includes
A hands-on workshop facilitated by the Wily Team
An awesome lunch with options for those with dietary restrictions, snacks, and all the coffee and tea you can drink
A full day in the Camp North End Smart District—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation
All the supplies and materials you’ll need to take notes, map out ideas, and create solutions
Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to create solutions and develop products, services, experiences, or processes better and faster, especially:
Founders, Owners, and Executives
Team Leaders and Managers
Engineers and Designers
Customer Research Experts
Product and Project Managers
Creatives, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
Anyone who wants to have a larger impact on key projects
Camp North End
The Strategy Sprint Workshop will take place in Camp North End—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation.