A New Take on A Great Event
The SEGD Management + Leadership Take 20 event, to be held virtually on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, will provide a holistic approach to running business from cradle to succession. Twenty plus speakers will cover models for business in the virtual and physical realms, as well as trends in leadership and management, especially in the current climate.
Developed for creative business executives, studio principals, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers, this one-and-a-half-day event offers sessions and dialogue aimed at helping designers and business people become better skilled in growth strategies, best practices, innovation, branding, management and marketing.
Take 20 will feature internationally regarded designers and brand builders, visionary business leaders and creative change makers who focus on the current business trends, cultural shifts, employment realities, and technological advancements that can lead you from startup to succession.
Presenters include Tysonn Betts, Design Director—Right Brain to the Business at Procter & Gamble Co.; Kelly Kolar, founder and President of Kolar Design, this year celebrating 30 years in business; Valerie Jacobs, futurist and Chief Growth Officer at the branding agency LPK; Philip Otto, the creative behind such retail brands as Urban Outfitters and REI; Andrew Salzbrun, experience entrepreneur and agent provocateur at Agar; and digital disruptor, Joel Kashuba, Senior Vice President, Design & Innovation at Fifth Third Bank.
Presentation topics include:
- From Startup to Succession: Models for Business
- Disruption in the Age of Mobility
- Doing Business, Doing Good
- Creating and managing a leadership organization
- Creating Authentic Businesses in the Experience Economy
- How-To's for Entrepreneurs
- Business Acquisition and Growth
- Building and Innovating Brands
Learn from their business insights and business models, best practices and take-charge perspectives. All within the context of Cincinnati, home to top branding agencies and a robust creative economy.
"Take 20 is structured for any creative business person invested in sharing information, experiences, and inspiration in a community of like-minded champions," says Director of Education Hilary Jay. “Speakers will be talking about how they are pivoting, remaining resilient and finding inspiration in today’s environment. We revamped Take 20 to address the historic challenges and opportunities that practitioners, emerging leaders and senior leadership need to consider right now.”
Participants will virtually network with fellow attendees during various breaks throughout the day and at the virtual mixer on April 23—a meet and greet event for speakers, sponsors and participants.
This event has taken multiple names throughout the years— Management for Designers, Business of Design—but it has always focused on achieving core competencies and developing management skills designers need to succeed and grow as leaders of industry. This year, SEGD takes these core values and rebrands the event "Take 20"—a new take on a fundamental event. “Take 20 offers a fresh take on age-old business practices," notes Jay. "These speakers are offering takeaways that every successful business leader can use right now."