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FAQ Topic: Learning Lab FAQ's

How do I sign-up for the Wildcard spot?

A Wildcard Team is a group of 2 or more employees who want one day to work on a small project. The idea is that the project is small enough where one day away from your desk would help you make significant progress. Each month we will have one spot reserved at the Learning Lab … Continued

What are the benefits of this program?

Participating in the Learning Lab is a great professional development opportunity. You will learn new skills that could help you advance in your career and be more successful in your job. This is always a great way to meet other employees who work in different departments.

What if I miss a Lab?

Teams meet monthly based on a set schedule, and . If this schedule is challenging based on your normal work hours and responsibilities, talk to your supervisor about how to make it work. Missing a Lab is permissible as long as you are communicating with your teammates and the facilitators of the Labs. This can … Continued

What are the intended outcomes of the Learning Lab?

Participants will learn about: Technology Tools for Collaboration Working in teams Human-centered design Project management Product management How to build prototypes Presentation and storytelling Incorporating feedback Moving from challenge to solution Teams and individuals will experience and work through the human-centered design process to develop a product, such as a new process, service, or way of … Continued

What is the Learning Lab?

The Learning Lab is a component of the Together San Rafael initiative that focuses on staff capacity-building. Cross-departmental teams are brought together to learn how to apply the human-centered design process to shared City challenges. As a participant, you will be on a team assigned to work on a specific challenge. At the end of … Continued

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