October 25, 2017
Diversity & Inclusion of Child Health Researchers: Are we doing enough?
Dr Lisa Robinson (Nephrology Division Head, Senior Scientist, SickKids; Chief Diversity Officer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto) discusses the benefits of diversity for child health researchers, the current landscape of diversity and inclusions among child health researchers and strategies in creating diverse and inclusive child health research teams.
Alison Paprica, PhD, PMP Director, Strategic Partnerships, ICES Assistant Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto
1. Understand the different needs and perspectives that various meeting participants can have
2. Design agendas that maximize the impact of time spent together in meetings
3. Chair/conduct effective meetings
SYNOPSIS: Increasingly, research and innovation are team endeavors, often bringing together people from diverse sectors, disciplines, educational backgrounds and geographies. As such, meeting effectiveness can literally make or break million dollar initiatives, and the need for productive meetings has never been greater. This workshop begins with approximately 30 minutes of seminar style presentation of tools and techniques for meetings (e.g., agenda templates, decision making processes, ‘in-meeting’ techniques) followed by small group simulated meetings that provide participants with an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned. It concludes with a large group facilitated session to demonstrate facilitation techniques in action and capture participants’ views on the most important learnings from the workshop.
1. To learn about the four stages of the creative process
2. To explore strategies and techniques to maximize success during these stages
3. To leave with a personalized action plan to become more creative
SYNOPSIS: David Brooks said, “[Great creative minds] think like artists but work like accountants.” In this workshop, we will discuss what it means to think like an artist and together explore various strategies and ideas to maximize creativity. We will include time for you to decide which of these techniques would be most helpful for you and how you will incorporate these into your own workflow.
1. Learn about the fundamentals of Branding.
2. Explore a case study of how our agency helped create the brand for Foundry, BC’s innovative youth mental health centres.
3. Learn how to apply our agency approach to create your own personal brand.
SYNOPSIS: Whether growing your professional network, submitting a grant application, or seeking a new job, it’s incredibly important for professionals to articulate who they are, what they do, and most importantly why they do it. Branding can help.
Branding has been a core competency at Signals for more than 30 years. We’ve branded universities, health initiatives and institutions, foundations and non-profits—helping them stand out, tell their story, and connect with audiences. In this interactive workshop we’ll explore the fundamentals of branding, and learn how to apply our agency approach to build your own personal brand.