Innovation & Entrepreneurship Series @ Phoenix Forge

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Series @ Phoenix Forge

2022-2023 MCLI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Series

By MCLI | Maricopa Community Colleges

When and where

Date and time

Friday, April 7 · 2 - 4pm MST


Phoenix Forge Makerspace 535 W Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003

About this event

  • 2 hours

The MCLI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Series is in its 3rd year and includes a 2022-2023 partnership with Phoenix Forge, the largest makerspace in the Southwest powered by Gateway Community College. Individuals are invited to participate in one, or all, of the events that combine innovation and entrepreneurship skills with a creative maker experience. How might these events inspire and inform your journey into making, innovation and entrepreneurship, and what might you create next at Phoenix Forge?

No previous making or design experience is needed to enjoy this workshop - join us!

Space is limited, so please register for one of the following sessions;

1. November 4, 2022 (2-4pm)

I/Change Agent: Sharing Our Talents for Leading Change

Content: Branding/LinkedIn and Vinyl Cutter

* Participants will design their personal branding

* Participants will use the vinyl cutter to assemble their First Fridays at Phoenix Forge t-shirt

2. December 2, 2022 (2-4pm)

Problem Solving: Overcoming the Status Quo with Purpose

Content: Design Thinking and Laser Cutter with Business Card Holder

* Participants will learn how to apply design thinking to life, making, innovating and entrepreneurship

* Participants will use the laser cutter to create a business card holder

3. March 3, 2023 (2-4pm)

Planning and Implementation: Looking Ahead Ready to Adapt

Content: Traditional/Emergent Planning and Storytelling with Vinyl Cutter and Dot (the modern business card)

* Participants will learn a process that leverages both traditional and emergent planning

* Participants will use the vinyl cutter to customize a Dot - the modern business card that can be connected with LinkedIn and other social media profiles for easy networking

4. April 7, 2023 (2-4pm)

Expansion: Growing Impact

Content: Coaching for Engagement and Laser Cutter with Mug (in addition to a Cool Box that is pre-laser cut for assembly!)

* Participants will learn how coaching skills can contribute to increased impact

* Participants will learn about the laser cutter process applied to a quality hot/cold mug

* Participants will customize a “cool box” that is pre-laser cut for assembly (i.e., Imagine how groups you are part of could customize this experience in the future)

Attention MCCCD Faculty members -

As each of these sessions may become approved for FPG , know that in order to receive 2 clock hours toward FPG non-academic advancement each faculty member must;

- Sign in within 15 minutes of the scheduled program start time.

- Sign out at the end of the event.

- Complete the evaluation and assessment by 4:00 pm on the day following the event that you have attended. (You will receive this email after attending the session )

- Complete and submit for Faculty Professional Growth Non-Academic clock hours

- For Adjunct Faculty : an electronic Professional Growth dynamic form within 30 days (adjunct) of the last day of the event

- For Residential Faculty - application for Faculty Professional Growth within 90 days (residential) of the event.

*Please note, attendance for this event is limited, so please register as soon as possible

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

MCLI department at the MCCCD District office at or 480-731-8300

Per Maricopa County Community College District Policy 4.6 and Employee policy A-4: No weapons of any kind will be allowed on any campus at any time, except as required by the job or otherwise permitted by law, and any violation of this policy will be dealt with by the Campus Police as well as any and all local Police municipalities in conjunction with ARS §§ 12-781, ARS §§ 13-105.11, ARS §§ 13-105.13, ARS §§ 13-105.17, and ARS §§ 13-3101.7 and ARS §§13-3101.3 and 13-3101.7a, f through h. Additionally, no disruptions of any kind during this event will be tolerated in conjunction with the Maricopa County Community College District Policy 2.5 and Employee policy A-27 and ARS §§ 13-2911. These behaviors may include but are not limited to any form of violence, threats, harassment, and intimidation or any other disruptive words or behaviors such as oral or written statements, gestures or expressions that may communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical harm. Any person(s) who choose to violate these policies will be required to leave the premises immediately and may have formal charges pressed against them.

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the college.

The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 Concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit the following weblink:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

MCLI department at the MCCCD District office at or 480-731-8300

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