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Limerick Google Design Sprint- solve Real issues for Non-profits as you learn

The Ladder Innovation Community

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 17:45 to 20:00 (GMT)

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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?

Join the fastest growing innovation community in Ireland and the world's largest Google Design Sprint meet-up while doing good.

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// What you will learn

There is only one real way to learn problem solving skill - by doing.  

We'll guide you along the way with a professional facilitator. You will learn how to define, ideate, prototype and test any idea in a rigorous, fun and proven way - through direct participation. You will learn how to build something before committing to people, time and money. 

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 - helping nations reach the sustainable development goals by 2030 through scaling impact for local organisations and communities. 


The outcome is that you will be a Design Sprint Practitioner, having solved a REAL problem through practice. You will be ready to try your own idea with a sprint as well as understanding the issues that face charities, communities and non-profits in your locality.

What you get:
* Free CDST Training to be 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, product managers, product owners, marketers, developers, social entrepreneurs can leverage this methodology to drive meaningful change. Founders, team leads, product managers, marketers, engineers, designers, non-profits and .gov folks can all benefit. No prior experience is necessary.

Interested in facilitating sprints? 

We are the only organisation who provide training on real sprints with real organisations from day one, with dedicated mentors. This is offered to a very limited number of participants each Sprint Cycle. Check out the Eventbrite page above.

// Agenda
Each evening goes through a specific format that is easy to join. Each project team will have a facilitator and a nonprofit organisation to work on for the next 6 weeks. You will be assigned a team based on your preferences stated. 

21 November - Map specific local challenge (Bank of Ireland Workbench venue)
28 November - Sketch solutions to solve a local challenge (Belltable venue) 
5 December - Decide and plan how to implement the solution (Bank of Ireland Workbench venue)
12 December - Prototype a winning solution (Bank of Ireland Workbench venue)
TBC (January) - Test prototype with people who represent your audience (TBC)
TBC (January) - Make insights and create a roadmap (TBC)

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// What to bring
Pen, notebook

// What if I can't attend?
The Ladder provides custom training and facilitates training for corporations and enterprises. Get in touch.
We run paid Design Sprints for start-ups and businesses. Get in touch.

This is a free workshop bringing like-minded makers and thinkers together to collaborate on learning how to innovate and build things that matter. 1) Everyone is welcome and everyone has a role. 2) We start on time so try and arrive on time.

// Your Facilitators

Paul Ellingstad

Managing partner of PTI Advisors, Paul's professional experience spans a diverse portfolio of responsibilities for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. His hands-on experience in market research, marketing, communications, consulting, relationship management, innovation, and management roles gives leaders who want to effectively tackle change the tools and training to capitalize on the opportunities it creates.

Ruta Danyte

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

Colm Byrne

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

Do you have questions about Limerick Google Design Sprint- solve Real issues for Non-profits as you learn? Contact The Ladder Innovation Community

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When & Where

Bank of Ireland Workbench
125 O'Connell St
V94 NC82 Limerick

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 17:45 to 20:00 (GMT)

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The Ladder Innovation Community

The Ladder is a rapidly growing innovation community and the largest Google Design Sprint meetup in the world.

The primary mission of The Ladder is to help communities, cities and nations  reach global goals  by 2030. We plan to run 17,000 sprints in 425 Ladder communities by 2023, doublilng that by 2030 to move the global social progress index by 1% with partners.


What's our big idea?

We believe non-profits, communities and innovators can scale their impact using the same frameworks that technology companies use to scale globally.  The Ladder runs direct action workshops with these frameworks called 'Sprints; to target a specific problem or opportunity, ideate, develop solutions, prototype and test with real users.

This highly tested and structured approach can save months of effort working on the wrong problem or solution to give real usable data for a non-profit, community or innovator to impact at scale and help us reach the SDG goals by 2030.

What we provide
Free training by professionals
Certification available

Corporate Facilitation available
Product development

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