7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Program
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
11:00 AM Program Concludes
Visual Thinking and Innovation
Dabney Hailey, Founder and Principal, Hailey Consulting Group, LLC.
Dabney Hailey, Founder and Principal of Hailey Consulting Group, LLC, is a pioneer in the innovative use of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a managerial tool within commercial enterprises and nonprofit organizations. She has led VTS discussions and trained facilitators in a range of contexts (businesses, museums, universities, and the medical world) since 2001.
Hailey is also an established curator, writer, and arts educator specializing in modern and contemporary art with over 15 years’ experience in museums and education. Prior to founding Hailey Group, she held lead curatorial positions at university art museums, including the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, where she integrated VTS into courses across disciplines, from Anthropology to Business to Neuroscience to Social Policy and Management.
She received a B.A. from Hendrix College and an M.A. from Northwestern University, where she reached Ph.D. candidacy before embarking on a museum career at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art. Prior to her graduate studies, she was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to independently study iconoclasm and public art across Eastern Europe, an experience that grounded her deep belief in the value of experiential, inquiry-based learning.