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Wednesday, June 9 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WITHology Applied: Bringing Diversity & Inclusion Into the Design Space

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The people who are most impacted by the design of products and services are all too often excluded from the design conversation, and left on the side lines. This is especially true of marginalized communities such as people who have a disability. Introducing WITHology: the art and science of inclusive consultation, collaboration, and co-creation. Using WITHology, People Minded Business (PMB) is revolutionizing who has a seat at the table.

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You will be introduced to WITHology and how it aligns with the Creative Problem Solving process.
  • You will learn how the PMB team applied WITHology to launch its first social enterprise, WITH Inspiration.
  • You will practice using inclusive co-design tools that you can apply in any sector    .

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might have a greater appreciation for the importance of including the people you are designing for throughout the process.
  • You might feel empowered to apply elements of WITHology in the future.
  • You might think differently about the power of diversity and inclusion.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might start your next project asking WHO has a stake in the challenge and inviting them to work WITH you.
  • You might approach ideation as an opportunity to co-design solutions that consider what matters most to the people who are impacted.
  • You might work to integrate inclusive consultation, collaboration, and co-creation into your ways of working.

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Janeen Halliwell

Founder and Principal Consultant, People Minded Business
Janeen Halliwell is a principal consultant and trainer with People Minded Business, an agency that works with organizations focused on improving people's lives. She is also founder of We Move Forward, an International Women’s Day conference held annually on The Island of Women... Read More →
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Nicole Flynn

Associate Consultant, People Minded Business
Nicole is a woman with a developmental disability who has experience as a public speaker and presenter at a wide-range of conferences, including one attended by Canada’s Prime Minister. She is an internationally medaled athlete, explorer, and a lifelong student. She is in her final... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT