Design For Change: Unleash the Power of Empathy

11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Event Type: Training
Location: North Campus
Fee: Free

In this workshop, we'll explore human-centred design—an empowering approach to problem-solving that transcends our diverse backgrounds and taps into our innate ability to be designers. By cultivating deep empathy and understanding the context of challenges before rushing to solutions, we'll learn how to create designs that are truly valuable and embraced. This workshop serves as a crucial first step in driving organizational change, as we uncover the principles of design thinking—a proven approach that prioritizes human experience, fosters innovation, and enables effective problem-solving. Join us on this immersive journey where we'll equip you with essential techniques, mindsets, and behaviors to tackle pressing issues head-on.

Learning Outcomes:
• 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
• Reflect deeply and discover hidden motives that drive people
• Learn essential design thinking techniques, mindsets, and behaviours
• Understand the design thinking innovation process
• Understand how to grow ideas into solutions

Facilitator Bio

Raeshelle Morris-Griffith serves as the Innovation Program Manager at Humber College's Office of Research & Innovation. She possesses a Master's degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph, along with a double major honours Bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Studies from the University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she is a certified project manager (PMP) and has received training in Creative Problem Solving, Values-Based Innovation using Values Perspectives, and Design Thinking. Raeshelle also holds a Black Belt in Innovation Strategy Management from Innovation 360, equipping her with the skills to effectively lead organizational design and transformation.

Camila Perez Pena B.Design, PMP, is the Strategic Innovation Manager for the Office of Research and Innovation at Humber College. Passionate about human relations and interactions, she truly believes that inclusiveness, co-creation, and empathy are the keys to nurturing an innovative and resilient culture in organizations and communities. Her work focuses on ethnographic research, Human-Centered Design and values-based leadership to drive change and transform ideas into sustainable high-impact initiatives and innovative projects. Camila is a Black Belt Innovation 360 Licensed Practitioner (IMBB™), a Values Perspective Coach, and an MBTI Licensed Practitioner who leads teams with an agile mindset to encourage continuous development, transparency, safety, respect, and collaboration.