BBSF Conference: Disruption by Design

Disruption by Design
Leading Change through Disruptive Thinking
We have an awesome program planned, including a design-thinking workshop facilitated by Jeanne Liedtka and co-sponsored by the Darden Business Innovation & Design Club! After learning skills that can be used to increase our disruptive presence, Kimberly Campbell (D’ 04), Manager of Innovation & Business Development at Weight Watchers, will lead us through a real-time case on disruption and provide an opportunity to flex our newly minted disruptive muscles. Our conference keynote is Daryn Dodson – Venture Consultant for Calvert Group’s Special Equities Program. Daryn also serves on the board of directors for Ben & Jerry’s and is part of the leadership team of Impact Hub DC, a business incubator and idea lab for change agents seeking to impact the world. 

Attendance is limited to 120 participants and we are expecting to fill up quickly, so make sure you sign up now! Please register here.


Daryn Dodson
Venture Consultant, Calvert Group; Board of Directors, Ben & Jerry's
Daryn Dodson advises companies, foundations and universities on impact investments. He currently co-leads the Special Equities Program at Calvert Funds. Through this program, Calvert has invested more than $69 million in impact investing funds and companies. Post Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Dodson served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for the Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest more than 50,000 hours and $2 million into New Orleans entrepreneurs. Prior to New Orleans, he built a coalition of national banks and faith-based institutions to educate Congress on reforms needed to stabilize the subprime lending market with Self-Help Credit Union. Mr. Dodson currently serves as a Board Director for Ben and Jerry’s, Stanford Business Alumni and Impact Hub DC. He earned a MBA from Stanford and an AB in Public Policy from Duke University.

Jeanne Liedtka
Faculty ; Author, Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers
Jeanne M. Liedtka is a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business and former chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities associated with corporate learning and development for the Fortune 50 corporation, including executive education, career development processes, employer-sponsored education and learning portal and web-based activities. 

At Darden, where she formerly served as associate dean of the MBA program and as executive director of the Batten Institute, Jeanne works with both MBAs and executives in the areas of design thinking, innovation and leading growth. Her passion is exploring how organizations can engage employees at every level in thinking creatively about the design of powerful futures. 

Her most recent books are: The Catalyst; How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth (winner of the Business Week best innovation books of 2009); Designing for Growth: A design thinking tool kit for managers (winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011); and The Physics of Business Growth. She has a new book in 2013, Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works as well as a field guide to accompany Designing for Growth, forthcoming in January, 2014.

Kimberly Campbell
Manager of Innovation & Business Development, Weight Watchers
Kimberly Campbell is an innovation strategy leader at Weight Watchers International. Kim joins WW with more than 14 years of experience including venture capital, entrepreneurship, and strategy consulting. At WW, Kim is responsible for growing the core business through new program offerings and business development opportunities. 

After completing her MBA from the Darden Business School, Kim joined the venture capital subsidiary at Johnson & Johnson where she advised internal biotech experts in creating the business case for their new venture ideas. Kim helped J&J scientists secure $14 million in funding to start new J&J ventures. Kim has also worked as a strategy consultant with Accenture, Booz Allen and Peer Insight, leading client engagements for some of the most respected companies in the world including P&G, Group Health Cooperative, Sanofi-Aventis, The Veterans Affairs Hospital, and The Hartford Insurance Company. 
“I have had exciting professional experiences; however, I am most proud of the wellness program that I developed for a local faith-based organization a couple years ago. I created two 3-month long healthy lifestyle challenges for a church community that significantly impacted the lives of approximately 250 members. The impact of the challenges included reports of participants being taken off medication from their doctors, renewed self-image, lifestyle change, 956lbs of weight lost, and transformed mindsets. The programs I implemented not only empowered hundreds of people to embrace a healthier life, they inspired me to pursue a career more in-line with my passion to enable health transformation.” 
Kim is passionate about improving the health and wellness of our nation. She is a certified holistic health coach and a sought after speaker in the areas of Holistic Health, Personal Leadership, and Spirituality in Health & Fitness. Kim completed her undergraduate studies in Management at The American University in Washington, DC where she was a Division I College Basketball Player and scholar athlete. Kim is a member of the 2004 Darden MBA Class.

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