Culture Shift Lab: Creative Leadership

Special Event
Theater 9–5pm
  • Regular $250
  • Media Center Members $200

Following the success of the Culture Shift Symposium last November, we’re happy to announce Culture Shift Lab –  a full day of workshops and experiences designed to help you define your leadership style and give you the tools to engage your team, foster creativity, and introduce change.

By looking at self-leadership and team building as your key to honing a collaborative leader mindset, and collaboration as your most valuable and precious resource, this lab sets the practical strategies to maximize your effectiveness to tackle tough challenges.



Amie JeanExecutive Coach and Sustainable Leadership ConsultantAlex Todaro and Athena DiaconisCo-Founders at MedianErin Lamberty, Community Education Lead, The Design Gym, Alicia Le’Von Boone, Associate Curator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum, Kiely Sweatt, Facilitator & Coach, Flux.am and The Design Gym, Reilly CarpenterManager of Design Strategy, Capital One,  Erica SeldinCo-Founder at August Public

Annie Malarkey, Senior Programs Producer and Derrick Foust, Programming & Educational Coordinator, The Made in NY Media Center by IFP.



  • Evaluate your leadership and learning styles
  • Synthesize and articulate areas of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in your team
  • Workshop your findings amongst a network of knowledgeable peers
  • Explore team building as a skill set that fosters curiosity, creativity and innovation
  • Create actionable strategies to take back to your team!


9:00am Coffee and Pastries

9:30am Opening Remarks by Derrick Foust & Annie Laurie Malarkey

9:45am Keynote: Alicia Le’Von Boone, Associate Curator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum

10:30am Choose ONE Self-Leadership Workshop:

  • A Leader’s Mindset: Recognition, Communication and Utilization with Amie Jean, Executive Coach and Sustainable Leadership Consultant
  • 3 Rules for Self-Management and How to Bring Them to Life! with Erica Seldin, Co-Founder, August Public

12:00pm Lunch: Leading in Complexity and Ambiguity with Athena Diaconis and Alex Todaro, Co-Founders at Median

2:00pm Choose ONE Team Building Workshop:

  • Leading with Curiosity: Build a Learner’s Mindset in your Team with Reilly Carpenter, Manager of Design Strategy, Capital One
  • The Art of Creative Problem Solving Under Pressure! with Kiely Sweatt, Facilitator & Coach, Flux.am and The Design Gym

3:30pm Collective Close with Erin Lamberty, Community Education Lead, The Design Gym

5:00pm Happy Hour @ 68 Jay St. Bar


For any questions about workshop specifics and workshop leaders, please email Derrick Foust at dfoust@nymediacenter.com.

Are you a startup, nonprofit leader, or interested in bringing your team?

Email: dfoust@nymediacenter.com for a discounted ticket.

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