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Monday, February 4
 

10:30am

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services
Limited Capacity full
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Around the world, the Design Thinking concept has infiltrated most every and all industries, with businesses using design thinking to better meet customer needs while staying competitive.

Prototyping is a process within Design Thinking that businesses use to test, learn and gain customer feedback on a new product or service. The benefits are endless, reducing cost of production, product failure once launched in the market and even marketing costs as businesses produce solutions that are better aligned to customer needs.

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services is a hands on practical workshop designed to share the prototyping process and help you understand how prototyping can help you engage with customers like never before.

Attendees will work in groups on prototyping challenges while practicing the process of Build-Test-Learn-Iterate to answer specific questions. Contextual lessons will be embedded with the session to illustrate how prototyping can be adapted to the Nigerian market to test products, services and even marketing communications cost-effectively.

We will share next steps and how-tos for how to implementing the concepts learned in your respective lines of work.

Brand, marketing and product managers, and business owners will leave this session:

  • Armed with a knowledge of testing lo-fi, cost effective solutions ranging from products, services, spaces, and adverts
  • Able to understand their ideal customer needs and prepared to iterate customer friendly solutions.
  • Informed on strategies to reduce production cost, create better customer experiences, and ultimately drive increase in brand loyalty.

Speakers
avatar for Precious Agulefo

Precious Agulefo

Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
Presently the Project Manager for DODO Design Ltd. I excel in the fields of project coordination, design planning and strategy, personnel management and maintaining agency-client relationships. Highly computer literate and design oriented, I have attained a certain level of hands-on... Read More →
avatar for Jude Biose

Jude Biose

Web Developer/Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
avatar for Susan Onigbinde

Susan Onigbinde

CEO/ Founder, DODO Design Agency
Susan Onigbinde is passionate about building brands, products and experiences that people enjoy and find valuable. She has almost a decade experience in branding, design and advertising, with expertise in design strategy and business design. Susan believes in design's potency to not... Read More →
avatar for Oluchi Orji

Oluchi Orji

Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
I love to help businesses maximize the online space to grow their business and I would love to hear your questions on how to prototype customer friendly services/ products.



Monday February 4, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite

1:00pm

Improv Your Work Life
Limited Capacity full
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Every day we make things up as we go along.

What am I having for breakfast? How am I responding to the angry man in the bank? What shall I say in this meeting? Just being, never mind being the best you can be, can be a little daunting.

What if there were some tools that could make it all a bit easier? What if there were skills you could acquire to tackle the everyday in new and exciting ways?

Improv Your Work Life is for anyone who finds themselves leaving meetings going "Who was that? Why did I behave like that?" For anyone who panics at the thought of conversation and small talk at networking events. For anyone who needs a bit more confidence when it comes to public speaking and assertiveness in the workplace

WHY IT MATTERS
Sometimes we only get one chance at a meeting, at a conversation or an interview and we muck it up because we are too far in our own heads to bring our best selves forward.

HOW IT WORKS
We'll be using improvisation techniques and exercises to create better connections, be more present and to discover short cuts to our 'best self'.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How to connect with people in conversation
  • How to create conversational content
  • How to be your best self on command
  • How to notice all the offers your colleagues are giving you
  • Delivering spontaneous content confidently
  • How to cope when meetings go off piste

Speakers
avatar for Oluwadamilola  Abdulai-Apotieri

Oluwadamilola Abdulai-Apotieri

Playback Nigeria, CEO
Oluwadamilola Apotieri-Abdulai (NG) is the CEO of Playback Nigeria and a member of the board of Centre for Playback Theatre (USA). He is a confidence coach and communication skills trainer dedicated to bringing effective change to individuals and organizations through theatre and... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

9:00am

Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead'
Limited Capacity full
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Re-Imagine Africa 'Think Ahead' aims to highlight the possibilities and potentials Africa as a continent has in terms of its human capacity and intellect. Using the African Leadership Unleashed model of innovation at zero cost and the ripple effect it has on its beneficiaries, attendees will work together to imagine and solve a problem of an African country, with the aim to get attendees up and thinking.

Attendees will leave this session:
  • With greater self-awareness of their place in the transformation of Africa.
  • With new (entrepreneurial & job creation) ideas to build on.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Igbodike

Joy Igbodike

Creative Director, Jaebee Furniture
Hi, my name is Joy and this quote by Ingvar Kamprad “To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer, but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost $50 can only be done by the very best., drives me daily to be an innovative furniture maker with... Read More →
avatar for Damilare Ogunleye

Damilare Ogunleye

CEO, Suvenia.com
I run a promotional products business, which owns suvenia.com, an e-commerce platform that allows individuals easily discover, buy & sell personalised items. I am a Alibaba UNCTAD eFounder Fellow.I am the Convener of the Designed for Commerce (www.d4chub.com) initiative which equips... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

12:00pm

Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout
Limited Capacity full
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Pimp My CV! How To Make Your Resume Standout is a workshop on how to be creative but sincere about writing your CV. We will review 5 examples of CVs tailored to different industries and circumstances and learn how and why they stand out.

During this session you will practice identifying your strengths and become more aware of areas that need improvement This knowledge is very liberating and can tremendously boosts your confidence and help you define what you want to achieve going into employment.

We'll Explore:
  • The mind of an employer
  • CV structuringPersonal information
  • Priorities (order of information)
  • Recounting experiences
  • Presenting information
  • Formatting

Speakers
avatar for Adebola Adeola

Adebola Adeola

Projects, Paystack
Big dreamer, eternal optimist; Divergent mind; Love music & dance | Co Founder http://www.topupgenie.com | http://www.twofortnights.com... Read More →
avatar for Kharis Izevbizua

Kharis Izevbizua

Product Specialist, Paystack
Paystack


Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

9:00am

Research Skills Tips
Limited Capacity full
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Research Skills Tips aims to teach attendees research set skills that can aid in any form of self directed learning they may decide to delve into or embark on as regards to a project.

Attendees will learn & practice:

  • The Research Process
  • Research Methodology
  • Project Management using research skills
  • Assessment of Research Outcomes

Speakers
avatar for Jumoke Adegbonmire

Jumoke Adegbonmire

Consultant, Will-Fran Consulting
Lawyer with experience in academia as a researcher. A consultancy portfolio with focus on humanitarian work, development-focused projects, research and advocacy.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

9:30am

Minimalism: Creating A Happy, Healthy Workstation
Limited Capacity seats available

When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workstation can greatly affect your productivity (and even your health). Your workstation shouldn't wear you down, but that's what uncomfortable chairs, messy desks, and poor lighting do even though you might not notice these things day after day. With a few adjustments, however, you can improve your working environment and keep your scattered desk from getting you down! Learn how to tidy and declutter your workstation with a minimalism mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Hammed Okunade

Hammed Okunade

Visual Designer, Hingees Lifestyle Brand
Hello, my name is Okunade Hammed. You can call me GoodMan.I have a knack for clean, smart and functional designs, with a focus on Branding and Editorial Design. When I’m not designing or eating Shawarma, I’m roaming streets, taking photos of architecture and everyday life.Other... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio

10:45am

Design A Website In 1 Hour With Cregital
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to build a professional website within 1 hour using the Disha Multipurpose Elementor Wordpress Theme with zero coding required.

If you have even just an elementary knowledge of Wordpress content management system, this skillshare workshop is for you! Bring your laptop computer (and Mifi device ) and Design a Website In 1 Hour with Cregital.

During this session we will guide you through:
  • Installing a Theme on Wordpress
  • Setting up your Design System through Disha s interface and learning to use it's essential features
  • Adding a contact form
  • Creating a header and footer
  • Adding content to your site
  • Adding pages and menu's
  • Adding a button and social media icons.
  • Working with templates and blocks
  • Launching your website

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:45am - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite

12:00pm

Storytelling With Stop Motion Animation
Limited Capacity full
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Stop motion animation (also called stop frame) is the act of creating animation by bringing static objects to life on screen. It teaches budding creatives and social media marketers the original animation craft of stop motion using storytelling. The session will cover idea generation, how to craft the story, and bringing a story to life with stop motion.

Participants will leave with in depth knowledge of how to become more creative and innovative with future projects of Stop Motion Animation and learn practical skills like:

  • how create the thought circle (ideation stage)
  •  how to convert their ideas to great stories
  • how to execute Stop Motion Animation using a simple stop motion video editing app

Speakers
avatar for Yetunde Ogundipe

Yetunde Ogundipe

Founder, Content Producer/Director, BeeReel Pictures
As the founder and content producer/director for BeeReel Pictures, Yetunde is a content creator who makes films, commercials, Reality/TV shows and short form videos. As a production specialist, she uses stop-motion animation to tell vibrant stories. Stop-motion brings everyday objects... Read More →
avatar for Suziette Ukey-Agazie

Suziette Ukey-Agazie

Founder, Spill-It Services
I am a communication specialist with experience in copy-writing, content development, PR and events. I also train professionals, entrepreneurs and students on Communication, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Storytelling.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop
 
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact
Limited Capacity full
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Research conducted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review showed that 96% of U.S.-based nonprofits considered storytelling to be an important part of their communications.

The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) hosts Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact, a skillshare session that teaches nonprofits, civil society actors, activists how to use storytelling techniques to tell compelling and powerful stories about their work, in order to connect with new partners and engage more meaningfully with existing stakeholders. We will explore relevant technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.

Storytelling is a method of explaining a series of events through narrative. It permits you to collect the feedback from the members of a community on specific aspects of their lives. In such a way storytelling helps you define better the needs and problems of the community you are working in and gives you a deeper insights of the dynamics of the process in it.

Crafting a compelling and effective story that will prompt people to support and engage with a cause requires a certain level of skill and commitment, which small organisations especially might not feel they possess. Digital tools have also brought a new dimension to the format in which stories can be told and how far they can reach.

This session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience telling the stories of the causes which they have been involved with. It will cover:

Why storytelling is important for nonprofits in creating, amplifying and sustaining social change
Storytelling as an evaluation and reporting tool
Review of case studies of powerful storytelling
Techniques of how to tell a good story
Types storytelling media and formats
Ethical considerations
How to build storytelling into an organisation s operations

This practical skills share session will have participants working on activities that include:

Interviewing / Story-Collection Techniques
Crafting Compelling Stories Sharing Stories for Impact with Digital Tools

Key Takeaways

An understanding of how storytelling can help them share their work better and get important stakeholders more engaged
Identifying how and which technology that can help to tell and share stories
Storytelling best practices

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
The Women s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation focused on encouraging girls to pursue technology careers and supporting both girls and women to use technology confidently for entrepreneurship and to speak about issues affecting their lives. We build the capacities of Nigerian girls and women, to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives, through technology training, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations. W.TEC incorporates storytelling techniques as a tool to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.

Speakers
avatar for Olamide Egbayelo

Olamide Egbayelo

Chief Strategist, Hexal Place
Olamide is the founder of Hexal Place, a Digital Media and Mobile Marketing Company committed to helping businesses and brands get closer to their world. Hexal Place is also home to Hexal SMS (A mobile marketing and bulk SMS platform) and SME StoriesNG (an online platform that celebrates entrepreneurs from unlikely places).She has the drive to help young entrepreneurs build a strong foundation for successful businesses, especially in an unstable economy. Olamide also shares videos on social media and technology trends with a focus... Read More →
avatar for Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi

Executive Director, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Masterclass Suite

12:00pm

Web Design 101
Limited Capacity full
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It's time to upgrade your Digital Skills in 90 minutes with Web Design 101. Grab your laptops and notepads and learn how to create beautiful websites from the scratch with HTML & CSS.

Bring your laptop, MiFi and a notebook to:
- Learn the secrets of how a website really works
- Learn how to code HTML & CSS in less than 90 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Paschal Agonsi

Paschal Agonsi

Team Lead, Pocarti x TurfSeason
I'm an experienced media and content developer. Talk to me how taking your media project to the next level


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop

1:00pm

Lunch Time Massages
Limited Capacity seats available

High stress levels are taking their toll on employees and their companies. We all know that unchecked stress both mental and physical causes countless health problems. Massage decreases muscle tensions and stress points, and prevents the development of serious injuries. Added benefits include increased energy levels and concentration, decreased absenteeism, and enhanced well-being. Lunchtime Massages is the perfect chance to drop in and find a massage therapy that is best for your stress level.

Massages on the Menu
  • foot reflexology
  • back massages
  • head & shoulder massages

Speakers
avatar for Tega Gbadagri

Tega Gbadagri

Founder, The Mobile Spa
Tega Gbadagri is a self massage enthusiast. She believes individuals can ease their tensed muscles and improve their well- being, through self massage.She is a multilingual (French & English) beauty therapist. She is a certified educator for the prestigious Gemology Cosmetics, Paris... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
OFFLINE Wellness Studio
 

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