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Tacoma Community College Regional Workshop

Ignite, Inspire, and Innovate: Integrating Innovation Into Today’s College Courses


Workshop Description

During this workshop, participants explore ways to build students’ innovation mindsets and collaboration skills by integrating design-thinking techniques into the learning experience. Participants also learn how to enhance students’ creative habits through deep user empathy, radical collaboration, and rapid experimentation to problem solving. The workshop focuses on the most common step-by-step innovation framework faculty can apply to the creation of content, activities, and student services.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Receive an introduction to design thinking.
  • Become more aware of the tools and techniques used by the world’s leading designers.
  • Gain an understanding of how faculty can enhance and model innovative mindsets.
  • Learn a step-by-step approach to applying innovative thinking into your coursework.
  • Learn seven distinct ways to brainstorm with your students.

Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.

Preliminary Schedule

May 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD

Location

Tacoma Community College
Building 9-101
6501 S. 19th Street
Tacoma WA 98466

Registration

Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
April 9, 2021
Late Registration
after
April 9, 2021
Host College (Member) $129 $179
Member $159 $209
Non Member $209 $259

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to April 23, 2021. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by April 23, 2021. Refunds will not be given after April 23, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Judith Cardenas’ academic background includes a doctorate in education administration, as well as a doctorate in training and performance improvement. She has completed a variety of postdoctoral trainings, including leadership development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and human performance improvement at the American Society for Training and Development and Human Capital Analytics. In addition, she holds a certification as a Registered Business Coach, is a Certified Professional for Return on Investment from Villanova University, Certified Neuro Coach in the areas of change, transformation, and agility from Harvard University, and is a Certified Professional in Innovation of Products and Services from MIT.

Dr. Cardenas’ background includes roles in executive management and oversight of large public institutions where her duties entailed leading a $146 million operational budget plus an additional $30 million of federal funds, $10 million foundational endowment, and a 3,000-employee base. In addition to her diverse expertise in higher education, she has created and delivered training to organizations such as World Bank, United Nations, QVC, Inc., Phillips Semiconductor, the United States Navy, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and the United States Army.

Hotel Information

Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Tacoma
2102 South C Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 272-2434

Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront
2317 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 272-1300

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 238‑8000

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