$65

Advancing Equity In Design Thinking: A Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center

2000 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description

Description

LeaderSpring Center presents the first event in its 2019 Equity Series:

ADVANCING EQUITY IN DESIGN THINKING

In this interactive session, we will workshop strategies to identify how self-reflective intentionality can be a driver for equity in the design thinking process. This workshop will provide an overview of design thinking and its most common applications and uses, while introducing areas of blindspots that may not be considered within the process. We will learn how, if unaddressed, these blindspots and biases risk perpetuating inequities that exist in our society.

Drawing from professional and personal experiences, we will outline strategies for using an equity lens in the design thinking process; how organizations can be proactive with value driven work; and present equity-focused practices and multi-faceted approaches. Lunch will be provided.

About our Presenter:

Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and brings over 25 years of experience in community-engaged practice and pedagogy. She is founder of Public Design for Equity, an equity-driven practice for equity-driven outcomes; co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity; and founder of FIELD Design Network, a forum that builds capacity for underrepresented designers. She is Associate Professor in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts and teaches at the intersection of design and community engagement. Shalini is a board member of Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility, and the Association for Community Design and Architects where she leads the fellowship program. She is a Leaderspring Fellow in the Women of Color 2020 Leaders cohort. Shalini is a contributing author to the publications Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity and Public Interest Design Education Guidebook.

About LeaderSpring Center:

For twenty years, LeaderSpring has invested in the extraordinary talent, dedication, and vision of progressive grassroots leaders in the San Francisco Bay area. Through our signature leadership development program, we have equipped nearly 250 social sector executives with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to lead high-performing organizations and drive lasting change. Learn more at www.leaderspring.org.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center

2000 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved