Katherine Bennett, IDSA

Katherine Bennett, IDSA
Art Center College of Design

Professor Katherine Bennett, IDSA has been a design educator at Art Center College of Design since 1988. She has taught at both the Pasadena and European campuses and spoken at UCLA, USC Graduate School of Business, the Design Management Institute conference on education at Stanford University, as well as for IDSA. She was IDSA education vice president and an IDSA board member from 2005 to 2006 term. She has designed office and residential furniture, laboratory and business equipment, gas stations, kitchen tools and other consumer projects for Don Chadwick, Saul Bass, Hauser, Henry Dreyfuss Associates and her own consulting practice.


Workshop | Communicating the Value of Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative leadership may be more effective than directive, analytical styles—but it’s the strong-willed, “alpha-male“ leaders who are more often promoted. Unconscious bias toward traditional modes of leadership prevents many women’s worth from being recognized and rewarded. In this workshop, participants in small groups will use a generative research method developed for courses taught by Katherine Bennett, IDSA, at ArtCenter College of Design. They will gain a better understanding of how to communicate the value of collaboration and emotional intelligence within organizations.