Bermon
Painter
Innovation & Strategy Lead,
EY Digital, United States
Bermon has spent the past 20 years focused on product strategy, design, and web development across a numerous industries. He currently works with EY Digital where he leads innovation initiatives that help organizations create holistic experiences, digital products, and services, with an eye towards delivering value to customers. Bermon is also responsible for building out EY wavespaceTM in Charlotte, a physical innovation space equipped with accelerator programs, co- creation activities, and facilitated design thinking sessions to help teams get in the mindset of approaching challenging problems differently, reinforcing the value of diverse thinking, and creating solutions through rapid prototyping.

He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops around the world. In his local community, Bermon organizes and hosts numerous free community events, hosts a quarterly mini-conference called FusionConf, and leads the Charlotte IxDA chapter.

Before joining EY, Bermon led various cross-discipline teams that crafted holistic product strategies all the way to end-to-end implementation of digital products and services. His claim to fame is having designed the Sass logo. In his free time, he enjoys drinking a tasty frosted mug of root beer while maniacally twisting his mustache.

6 hrs Workshop (Full Day hands on)

Targeted to PREMIUM – Intermediate

Track 2: Design Leadership & Influence

Successfully Hire, Mentor, Retain, and Lead Design Teams

Finding highly-qualified professionals and then managing them successfully is one of the most difficult tasks leaders face. Just a small number of poor performers can bring down a team and impact delivering a great product. On top of poor hiring practices, when leaders fail to inspire, enable and provide an environment where their team can collaborate and thrive, they will consistently produce mediocre results.

Track 2: Design Leadership & Influence

Three key takeaways

1. how to successfully research potential candidates;
2. writing effective job descriptions;
3. recruiting, interviewing, and hiring techniques;
4. keeping recruits interested, growing, and contributing back to the team; 5. Activities to help you be more effective and productive leader
 

Rough outline of the workshop

Morning
1. how to successfully research potential candidates;
2. writing effective job descriptions;
3. recruiting, interviewing, and hiring techniques;
4. keeping recruits interested, growing, and contributing back to the team;

Afternoon
1. Effective 1:1’s
2. Candid coaching & feedback
3. Successful delegation
4. Engaging and encouraging healthy conflict
5. Techniques to improve your communication skills 6. Parting ways with poor performers
7. Wrapup

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