The Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to navigate and drive change in today's disruptive environment. You will learn each step in the Cascades process then we'll put those ideas to work through hands-on activities you can take back and use with your team. 

Greg will share stories from his research into dozens of people and organizations that have created truly historic impact. We will harness his approach–small groups, loosely connected, but united by a common purpose. 

Our common purpose? To learn the skills for necessary for transformation.

The Process

You'll learn to...

Articulate a clear and affirmative “Vision for Tomorrow.”    

Define a Keystone Change    

Identify Values for Change

Identify Supporters and Allies of Your Movement

Identify Stakeholder Groups to Support Your Movement

Identify Platforms 

& Tactics for Change

Find Your Network of Likeminded Groups

Prepare Strategies for Lasting Change

Who Should Attend

Most people could benefit, no matter what your job is. But we think this will be especially relevant for business leaders, team leaders & managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is a champion of transformation within their organization.

About Greg

Greg Satell is a popular author, speaker, and trusted adviser whose new book, Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. His previous effort, Mapping Innovation, was selected as one of the best business books of 2017. Greg regularly contributes to Harvard Business Review andBarron’s and has been featured in other A-list publications such as Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company. He was recently named by Innovation Excellence as #2 on its global list of the Top 40 Innovation bloggers and by IDG as one of “10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow Today.”

You can learn more about Greg on his website, GregSatell.com and follow him on Twitter @DigitalTonto.

About Douglas

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops. Prior to Voltage Control,  Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups where he led product and engineering teams using agile, lean, and human-centered design principles. While CTO at Twyla, Douglas worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now brings this experience and process to companies everywhere. Douglas recently published his first book Beyond the Prototype, which offers expert advice for people shifting from discovery projects to realization and launch. 

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Where: 

Capital Factory 
Downtown Austin
701 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

We recommend taking a ride share or street parking

Lyft and Uber are available in most areas of Austin. Metered parking is available on the block surrounding the Capital Factory/Omni building. It’s inexpensive during the day but spots are limited.

Parking at Capital Factory in Austin

The Omni Hotel parking garage is located on the east side of Brazos Street just north of 7th Street. **Pricing: $3 (per 20 minutes) or $48 (daily maximum).**

About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

Beyond the Prototype 

A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes

By Douglas Ferguson

Have you ever struggled to move a key innovation project forward at work? Based on his experiences running Design Sprints for top companies, Douglas Ferguson wrote Beyond the Prototype to offer practical advice for people shifting from discovery to realization. Full of stories from companies like Google, Liberty Mutual, and Adobe, this guide outlines six steps that every team should take to launch their vision. 

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About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

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