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Tuesday, June 8 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cultivating Innovation: A Workshop to Improve Facilitation and Problem Solving to Creatively Drive Change

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There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Enrolment Limit: 32.

This full day workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn through co-creation with other participants. Facilitators will provide the framework and tools for participants to use and adapt to suit their specific realities. The content covered comes from Design Thinking methodology, a framework used within social innovation organizations.

Participants will:
  • work on strategies to find, define, and solve problems;
  • interactively explore brainstorming techniques – divergent and convergent thinking - how and when to apply each;
  • deploy various problem-solving tools and templates that can be adapted for future projects;
  • develop ideation techniques;
  • prototype and solution test for systematic improvement and getting your entire team involved, regardless of their communication style;
  • learn new approaches to giving and applying useful feedback.

Ultimately our goal is for participants to walk away with tools they can apply, regardless of their job title, organization type, or library type they work in. Drawing from research and experience, the facilitators will introduce concepts and guidance throughout the day. Most of the outcomes will come from shared learning amongst the participants. The workshop and provided resources will allow participants to return to their workplaces ready to be change makers. 


Tyler Griffin

Assistant Regional Director, York Library Region, New Brunswick Public Library Service
Tyler has been working in public libraries for 13 years and thrives on collaborating with colleagues across the organization, stakeholders, and community members to find innovative ways to deliver library services in New Brunswick communities.

Kaelan Keys

Business Development Manager, Efficiency Nova Scotia

Sarah Kilfoil

Regional Director, York Library Region, New Brunswick Public Library Service

Andrea Koteles

Library Director, New Brunswick Library of Craft and Design

Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm ADT