AIGA Gender Equity in Design

A WORKSHOP WITH LEYLA ACAROGLU
APRIL 1, 2016
Clever Creative | 2855 S. Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Enhance your leadership skills and advance gender equity with this one-day professional development workshop especially for designers.

Sessions start with a dive into gender, empathy, and workplace issues that affect leadership progression and collaboration. From there, a range of high-energy interactive activities bust through biases to forge co-designed solutions.

The event is gender inclusive and capped at 25 participants. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

EVENT TAKEAWAYS

  • Improve your understanding of gender-related cognitive biases and develop skills to overcome them
  • Increase your negotiating and collaboration skills
  • Develop enhanced communication and facilitation capabilities
  • Develop empathetic understanding of gender-related workplace issues
  • Improve your management style to be more inclusive and empowered
  • Leave with an improved toolset to enact equity in your workplace

 

OUTLINE: 8:30AM–4:00PM

Morning session

  • Introduction to behavioral bias and workplace equity
  • Small group activity on issue and opportunity identification
  • Leadership, empathy and storytelling activity

 

Lunch break

Afternoon session

  • Action and empathy mapping
  • Co-design ideation session on reframing biases

 

TIKETS
AIGA Members: $150
Potential Members: $200

REGISTER NOW

Revenue from this workshop, part of a series across five AIGA chapters, supports a year-long gender equity project in collaboration with Disrupt Design. The result will be a toolkit to be made available to all AIGA chapters, and beyond.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Leyla Acaroglu, PhD, is a New York-based Australian designer, sociologist, educator, sustainability provocateur and entrepreneur respected around the world for her speaking and facilitation skills. She is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design and two multidisciplinary design agencies dedicated to social and environmental innovation: Disrupt Design in New York and Eco Innovators in Melbourne. Leyla is a respected international speaker, facilitator, and communicator as well as a visiting scholar at NYU and an Innovator-in-residence at the Center for Social Innovation NYC. Her award-winning work challenges people to see the secret life of everyday things and to think differently about the ways in which we live in the world.


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