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  • 1.  Virtual Design Thinking Events for Students and Faculty

    Posted 12-06-2021 21:51

    Royal Roads University is delighted to announce two virtual design thinking events.

    1. For students: Teams are invited to register in the Royal Roads Design Thinking Challenge -- This online event is focused on using design thinking to promote civic good. It is a student competition with $10,000 in prizes, but more importantly, it is an educational event. Judges act as mentors, who help students develop design thinking skills. We limit the event to 12 teams, so that each team can receive meaningful feedback at each step of the process. The live event is March 4-7, 2022. (Round 1, which happens asynchronously happens Jan 31-Feb 28). All details here: https://royalroadsdesignthinkingchallenge.ca . There are three spots left. Please register by December 20, 2021.

    2. For faculty: Faculty are invited to attend the Design Thinking Educators Conference (March 6, 2022)-- This one-day online conference is an opportunity for anyone using design thinking (DT) in the classroom or workplace to share ideas, tools, and resources, and to connect with others who are also engaging in DT.

    The conference program will include workshops on multiple aspects of design thinking.

    Details are here, with more to follow:  https://royalroadsdesignthinkingconference.ca

    Focus on EDI

    One feature of the program will be focused conversation on more equitable, inclusive, and power-sensitive forms of design thinking than have conventionally been practiced. To this end, the following keynote speakers will be featured as part of the challenge and conference:
    • George Aye,  co-founder of Greater Good Studio.
      • George co-founded Greater Good Studio to use design to heal, to be just, to be restorative, Previously, he spent seven years at a global innovation firm before being hired as the first human-centered designer at the Chicago Transit Authority. Since founding Greater Good he guides clients and teams through complex projects that honor reality, creates ownership, and builds power. He speaks frequently across the US and internationally. George holds the position of Full Professor (Adj) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
    • Tania Anaissie, founder of  Beytna design,
      • Tania Anaissie is the Founder and CEO of Beytna Design, a Founding Creator of Liberatory Design, a Founding Member of the Equity Design Collaborative, former Faculty at The National Equity Project and a former Lecturer at the Stanford University d.school. She has built a way of practicing design that helps organizations translate equity values into equitable products, progarms, and cultures. She is an expert content creator and facilitator with over a decade of experience working globally. Tania is a graduate of Stanford University's Product Design program, an advisor in Stanford's Design Impact program, and a StartingBloc fellow.
    • Ledia Andrawes, a co-founder of Sonder design
      • Ledia is a designer, strategist, and anthropologist who loves to integrate rigour with heart to reimagine more equitable social futures. She has15 years experience leading interdisciplinary teams and co-designing with communities in over 10 countries. Most recently, Ledia has collaborated with 25 peace activists from around the world to imagine what decolonised peacebuilding futures might look like; worked with GAVI on co-creating more equitable immunisation supply chains globally; and has explored ways to integrate more qualitative insights into decision-making at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, I set up ThinkPlace's consultancy in Kenya and developed their portfolio of work in Africa.
    We hope to see you at the challenge and conference! Please don't hesitate to direct any questions to amy.zidulka@royalroads.ca


    Amy Zidulka, Associate Professor, Ed.D, MA, BA, BSc

    Faculty of Management | Royal Roads University

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  • 2.  RE: Virtual Design Thinking Events for Students and Faculty

    Posted 12-30-2021 06:39
    There is a online webinar for MBA in Executive Management on January12th, 2022  10:00AM. The online webinar will be hosted by Dr. Charles Krusekopf. There will be live testimonial given by RRU students, all informations about the program and the applications requirement. It is recommended for the students to register https://www.royalroads.ca/]mba-executive-management-0 at RRU site.

    Thomas Shelby
    Woodstock VT