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Friday, November 2 • 2:25pm - 3:55pm
How might we welcome, embolden, and care for open advocates and provide inclusive support that considers the whole person? (North America 3 -- Part 1)

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OpenCon’s mission is to catalyse action towards contextual culture change, at scale, in service of a more open, diverse, inclusive and equitable research and education system. Doing that is hard. One of our experiments in making it easier is to create ways to give participants the opportunity to constructively identify, understand, and tackle complex challenges that matter to them in a rapid, inclusive, and agile way. We think a technique called Design Thinking can be used to do this.

In these interactive workshops, you’ll use Design Thinking to break down a challenge facing your region, and get a chance to learn and practice the skills for later application in the Unconference, Do-a-thon, and of course your own work. Along the way, we hope you’ll create shareable, concrete outputs from the workshop that can give birth to regional collaboration, novel ideas for action, projects to rally around, and a deeper understanding of challenges.

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Claire Coulter

Instructional Technologist, Unaffiliated
I work as an instructional technologist at a mid-sized Canadian university. My work focuses on digital pedagogy, and I primarily support instructors to develop their instructional practice(s) in a variety of learning environments at this intersection. An open advocate, I encourage... Read More →
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Ashley Dawn Farley

University of Washington Libraries

Friday November 2, 2018 2:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
Accolade Building East 013