DFWD WORKSHOP: Creative Facilitation in Virtual Times
Facilitation—whether of a team meeting, a focus group, or a larger workshop—is a key skill. Gain confidence with planning and leading a meeting to solicit input from clients or brainstorm with your team. We’ll discuss defining goals, designing an engaging experience to solicit authentic input, and strategies for keeping participants invested and arriving at actionable outcomes. We will also share specific tips and tools for designing engaging virtual meetings and collaborating with your team using remote platforms.
- Tuesday, October 27, 10am-12pm
- Thursday October 29, 10am - 12pm
- FREE for Rhode Island residents with a design background. A completed Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Package is required—instructions for enrollment provided in your confirmation email.
- $175 for non-residents or non-designers
Adrienne Gagnon co-founded DownCity Design in 2009 to help people strengthen their communities, using the tools of design. Thousands of youth and adults have since participated in DCD programs, using the design process to create small-scale civic interventions that pack a big punch. Adrienne was awarded the 2013 RI Innovation Fellowship and has served as adjunct faculty in RISD’s Architecture Dept, where she teaches a course on socially engaged design. Prior to her work with DCD, Adrienne was Education Director for Providence CityArts for Youth and a curator for SFMOMA. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her MA in Design Education from RISD.
Lexie Whipple, Deputy Director of DownCity Design, is a skilled design educator and a gifted systems designer and administrator. She joined the DownCity Design team in 2014, and has facilitated over twenty teams of students as they engaged with the design/build process and created new projects for public spaces in Providence and beyond. In addition to teaching, Lexie provides coaching and support to our team of 18+ Design Educators annually. She has been involved with DCD in many different capacities over the years, working closely to develop and implement systems to build and sustain growth within the organization. Lexie is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Master of Architecture degree.