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How Employee Experience Can Bring Alignment of Values

Design Week Portland has been postponed to August 1 – 8. Stay tuned for more details.

Learn about how to build more effective teams and organizations in support of your brand’s true meaning and purpose.

We’ll teach you how we help organizations and teams define how they make decisions and behave in support of their goals. Defining and activating the two most powerful culture tenets — values and ways of working — will help any organization be more aligned and focused. With the support of tangible examples from other companies, workshop participants will work as individuals and in groups to codify a fictional company’s culture tenets in support of its purpose.

In this “Swarm” (which is what we call this activity), you will:

  • Gain an understanding of what leading organizations are doing to align their employees in support of their business objectives
  • Learn how to develop and activate values and ways of working
  • Leave with a Liquid Swarm Activity Workbook that will include culture and employee experience definitions and supporting examples, all of which can be used to help you align your employees in support of your goals


Register for our Aligning employees through Values and Ways of Working: A Liquid Workshop workshop on the Design Portland website.


Design Week Portland has been postponed to August 1 - 8. Stay tuned for more details.

The week-long festival includes hundreds of events and open houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community of Portland.

Design Week Portland, in its eighth year, opens registration for its lineup of more than 350 events, talks, gallery showcases, tours, workshops, runway shows and open studios. Discussions and demonstrations of the importance and impact of design will be taking place in every quadrant of the city. Programming throughout the week will illustrate what is emerging and intriguing in the field of design from the perspective of designers who work across many practices.

Workshop leader: Katie Wagner VP of Employee Experience

Katie WagnerKatie’s passion and experience in building authentic brands has enabled her to serve in a trusted agency-side role as part practice lead, part agency team leader and overall strategic advisor. She draws on her diverse background to ensure that the agency is doing the right work in support of culture design and employee experience, so that it resonates with her clients’ brand objectives and positively impacts their employees, customers and business. Read Katie’s full bio here.

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