Meet Detroit's HR.Hackathon Host: Christina Chateauvert

Meet Detroit's HR.Hackathon Host: Christina Chateauvert

Who are you and what do you do in your “day job”?

Inspired by the quote, “she designed a life she loved,” I’ve created my life as a design thinker, educator, and creativity whisperer. My personal mission and passion is to educate others in using human-centered design to discover solutions to their business challenges and adopt design thinking mindsets in their leadership styles. I am fortunate that I get to accomplish this in several ways:

How HR.Hackathon Inspired Me

Kelli Koschmann, VP of Talent at Sittercity, shares in this brief video how attending hr.hackathon events and taking Nicole Dessain’s “Design Thinking 101 for Talent Leaders” Skillshare online course inspired her to experiment with design thinking inside her organization.

Check out which challenge she “hacked”.

Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

Nicole Dessain is a colleague who, among other roles, is founder of DisruptHR Chicago. This past week the organization held its second hackathon event, where a group of 50 people sign up to spend 2.5 hours brainstorming potential ideas to address an organizational challenge. The most recent hackathon focused on how to increase diversity in recruiting for Chicago startups, a challenged offered up by Shayna Harris, COO of Farmer’s Fridge.

What I Learned From My First HR.Hackathon

Allie Temkin was Chicago’s very first hr.hackathon challenge winner. The topic she submitted was “How might we better engage and retain employees at a small, national non-profit?”

The community rallied around this challenge and generated nine top ideas for Allie to consider.

A few months later, Allie shared some of her initial experiments around employee engagement in this inspiring DisruptHR Chicago talk.

How might YOU apply some of these ideas to your own employee engagement and retention programming?

What's Your HR.Hackathon Story?

We want to hear from you!

Have you attended a hr.hackathon event and then experimented with either the design thinking method or an idea generated during the event?

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We are excited to hear your story!