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Fall 2021 Innovation Workshop Buffet for Industry Partners

Fall 2021 Innovation Workshop Buffet 

The Office of Research & Innovation is proud to invite our Industry Partners to our Fall 2021 Innovation Workshop Buffet. The Innovation Workshop Buffet are free, 90-minute-long virtual workshop sessions provided by our team of experts. Join us over lunch (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) for one or all training sessions to expand your learning, explore human-centred framework, re-think problem-solving, and effectively make an impact on your audiences from the convenience wherever you’re working from. 

Every Thursday from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18; 12:00 P.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

 Register today!

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Introduction to Human-Centred Design

October 14, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In this short introductory workshop, we will explore how this framework can allow you to perceive the world through the lens of others, build deep empathy and generate impactful solutions that reflect the voice of your users. Regardless of your background… we are all designers! Join our session and discover this valuable approach that will allow you to define and understand the real problem to be solved in any context or situation that involves humans. No matter how simple or complex your challenge is, Human-Centred Design is a wonderful tool to guide your innovation journey.

Workshop Overview

  • Learn essential design thinking techniques, mindsets and behaviours.
  • Understand the Design Thinking Process.
  • Understand how to grow ideas into powerful solutions.

Register for Introduction to Human-Centred Design 

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Introduction to Design Thinking

October 21, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Design Thinking is a proven Human-Centered Design approach for creating solutions (i.e  problem solving). Design Thinking starts with creating solutions that are desirable to those who will benefit from these solutions. These solutions have to be feasible and viable to ensure the right impact to the desired users. This workshop is developed to provide you with essential design thinking techniques, mindsets and behaviors which will encourage you to problem solve.

Workshop Overview

  • Learn essential design thinking techniques, mindsets and behaviours.
  • Understand the Design Thinking Process.
  • Understand how to grow ideas into powerful solutions.

Register for Introduction to Design Thinking 

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Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

November 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join us for this introduction to solving challenges and opportunities. This is where we have some fun understanding why we work so well with some people and not so well with others. From this workshop, we will explore how the Basadur Simplexity Profile developed by Dr. Min Basadur sets the stage for optimizing how we solve challenges and opportunities both individually and collectively. This intro workshop is a pre-requisite for Simplexity Level 1 for Problem Solving.

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Introduction to Values-Based Innovation

November 11, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We will explore the importance of understanding your own Values Perspectives. A value is a human quality to which we attribute importance that we express through what we think, say, and recognize in what others say and do. Values are about what’s important to us: they determine how we prioritize our expenditure of attention, time, energy, and resources. As a result, we give ourselves more fully to what we value and avoid what we do not. This workshop will explore your values perspectives and the importance of values alignment in nurturing the culture of innovation within organizations.

Register for Introduction to Values-Based Innovation

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Introduction to Data Storytelling

November 18, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Data storytelling is the best way to use data to create new knowledge and new decisions or actions. It is an integrative practice that incorporates knowledge and skills from several disciplines, including communication, analysis and design. In this workshop we will be exploring data analytics tools and how to use them in telling a great story about your data. 

Overview

  • MS Excel basics 
  • Pivot Tables 
  • Tableau Demo

Register for Introduction to Data Storytelling