April 14-17, 2020
Hilton Austin, TX

Tyson Weinert

Senior Program Director LUMA Institute

Tyson Weinert joined LUMA Institute as a Senior Program Director for Government and Commercial Programs in October, 2015. Prior to this role, Tyson served as a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard and was the Service's Innovation Program Manager and lead intrepreneur.  In this role, Tyson was responsible for “reimagining” how innovation and human-centered design can inspire the Coast Guard's 88,000 member workforce. Tyson is credited with leading the human-centered design movement in the Coast Guard in 2013 and joined other design-based initiatives throughout the federal government. In his collaborative efforts, Tyson directly influenced strategic initiatives at the highest levels of government, including leading a human-centered design workshop for the First Lady's Joining Forces Program in 2015, an executive session for the Department of Homeland Security’s Equal Employment Opportunity stakeholders, and multiple strategy-based workshops for the U.S. Coast Guard’s senior leaders.

Tyson is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served operational tours as a Deck Watch Officer and SCUBA diver on a buoy tender based out of Guam, before his selection into the aviation community. As an aviator, Tyson flew operational tours in California, Hawaii, and as an exchange pilot with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. He also served as the Senior Aviator onboard a high endurance cutter during a six-month deployment that circumnavigated the globe in 2009. This unique deployment resulted in the U.S. Coast Guard’s first apprehension of suspected pirates in almost 200 years after Commander Weinert’s crew disrupted an attack on a merchant vessel traveling through the Gulf of Aden.

Tyson went on to attend The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and earned a Master of Public Administration in December 2012. Outside of his work in government, Tyson's passion for innovation, human-centered design, serving others, and bringing ideas to fruition resulted in being awarded two patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Tyson enjoys spending time with his family, playing and performing live music, and getting outdoors as much as possible.


Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

2:00 PM Workshop F: Build competence and confidence in framing a problem correctly, from the start

Learn essential skills and hear stories of impact to help make the power and potential of design thinking accessible to everyone in your organization.
In this hands-on session, Tyson and Mike will lead the group through a series of powerful design thinking methods that focus on problem framing. They’ll begin with a quick overview of why design thinking is such a powerful way of working, then focus on the value of identifying the right problem to solve before starting efforts to find a solution. Participants will work individually and in teams to practice four problem framing methods from the LUMA System.
Throughout the workshop, Tyson and Mike will offer real-world examples of how these methods have been used to tackle all types of challenges — and have led to powerful impact and meaningful outcomes.
The workshop’s goal is to build participants’ confidence and competence in using and sharing these methods back in their own organizations, for direct and immediate impact on challenges large and small.

Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

9:45 AM DESIGN DRIVE KICK-OFF: Creating A Design Thinking Comfort Zone

When you’re comfortable and confident with design, others will follow. For many people, getting comfortable with design thinking involves a journey of seeing it evolve from something new and different to a tried-and-true way of working. Creating a design thinking comfort zone for yourself and others is key to fostering conditions that will help power a design thinking movement across your organization.
In his talk, LUMA’s Tyson Weinert will:
·      Offer a fun and practical fireside chat on how you can get comfortable with design
·      Share insights from his “my house to the White House” design thinking journey via the U.S. Coast Guard
·      Suggest ways to help everyone get comfortable with design across your entire organization

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tyson.

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