Workshops & Speaking

Bring my highly sought-after workshops & talks to your office 

View a current list of all upcoming public workshops and other events

The world of software has changed into one of continuous delivery and learning. Great code is not enough. A holistic, user-centric and evidence-driven product development process is key to your organization’s success. My workshops and presentations teach your organization how to take advantage of this new reality and put it into production fast.

‘A terrific storyteller, Jeff uses his gift to share big, complex ideas in simple, accessible ways. We all take away something we can use to improve our own position immediately; and something we can’t wait to tell to people we meet.’ – Julian Hirst, Director of International Development, Native Design

As the author of the Lean UX book and the upcoming Sensing book as well as a veteran product designer and team leader, I am uniquely qualified to bring these ideas to your teams.

Interactive, fun, hands-on workshops

Focusing on: Enterprise innovation, Lean UX, Lean Startup, Agile, scrum, cross-functional team collaboration, agility in leadership, executive coaching and Lean enterprise

“We learned more in 2 days than we did in 6 months together as a team.”  – recent workshop participant

“Jeff Gothelf’s Lean UX workshop is spot on. Ask better questions, hypothesize, validate, repeat. Thanks Jeff! ”  – Adam Davis, 352 Inc., June 2014 workshop attendee

I work closely in a hands-on fashion with leadership, executive as well as product-level cross-functional teams (product, design, engineering) to introduce the concepts of lean thinking, agility, humility, user-centricity and data-informed product design and discovery. My workshops focus on practical techniques learned by practicing on real-world examples from your team’s domains and industries.

Workshop formats range from half day to 5-day versions.

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Learn at your pace! Lean UX Video Workshop – 4.5 hours of self-paced instruction.

Currently available talks: 

Jeff Gothelf Public Speaking

‘A leaner, more innovative company needs to start with education from the very top of an organisation. A culture of learning needs to be systemic from the very top. What I loved about was that we’re moving into a world away from just talking about Lean UX to how you actually implement it as culture within a company.’ – Pete Trainor, Director of Design, Nexus

Lean UX: Getting out of the deliverables business

In this talk your team will learn:

  • How user experience and interaction design evolve in an agile, continuous world
  • Why creating a cross-functional design process increases the viability and success of your products
  • How to focus your teams on creating digital experiences instead of documentation

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Demystifying Design: Fewer secrets, bigger impacts

Jeff Gothelf: Demystifying Design from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

In this talk your team will learn:

  • Why design is perceived as a “black box” and how that’s hindering your product’s success
  • Why opening up your design process to non-designers benefits the entire team, the product and your company
  • How to begin opening up your team’s design process and increase design’s value in your organization

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Better product definition with Lean UX and design thinking

In this case-study rich talk your team will learn:

  • What lean ux is and how it builds off design thinking
  • How to de-risk your projects and ensure their greatest chance for success
  • Why working from assumptions and hypotheses is far more successful than a strict set of requirements

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Agile & UX can totally be friends and Lean UX is the way

In this full length talk your team will learn:

  • The challenges Agile presents to UX design teams and how to overcome them
  • How to mesh the iterative natures of Agile software development and design
  • How Lean UX builds a teamwork mentality that empowers teams to self-organize around the best possible solutions to their business challenges

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Maintaining continuous research in an Agile backlog with experiment stories

Maintaining Continuous Research in an Agile Backlog with Experiment Stories from William Evans on Vimeo.

In this short, focused talk your team will learn:

  • The benefits of continuous learning
  • How to ensure research and learning persist as the team moves from discovery to build
  • What is an experiment story, how to write one and the benefits it brings to the entire team

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Building successful in-house innovation teams

In this talk your team will learn:

  • What environment fosters successful innovation teams
  • Who to put on the innovation team
  • How to assign work and task the innovation team as well as how to measure their success

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Need to discuss which option is best for you? Email me at and I’ll be happy to discuss these or a more custom offering with your team.