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POSTPONED: Empathy in Innovation Series: Active Listening
Thursday, June 13th @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmFree
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Due to health issues, the organizer of this event has opted to combine the contents of this workshop with the Empathy Design Challenge occurring the following week. More information about the Design Challenge can be found here. Please note that the session runs on Thursday, June 20, from 4:00 – 7:00pm and is 3 hours instead of the usual 2. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you on the 20th!
Active listening is a skill that involves allowing another to take the lead in a conversation while removing our own views. It is a rarely mastered skill that applies to many situations in our everyday lives. In this session, the concept of active listening will be introduced, discussed, and applied to a series of scenarios that challenge our ability to learn from differing perspectives. No materials are needed – just bring an openness to learn and a willingness to discuss!
About the Empathy in Innovation Series:
The core of innovation requires that we understand a problem from the perspective of those who experience it. Empathy is the ability of putting yourself in another’s place and experiencing the world from a different frame of mind. The Empathy in Innovation Sessions are a series of modular workshops aimed to help you develop your ability to empathize with the people you want to help. The workshops are independent so there is no penalty if you are unable to make one of them. Expect to engage in unique and challenging perspectives that will help you discover your creative potential.
Alex Sproul is the Lab Co-Ordinator at ShiftKey Labs. He has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience from Acadia University and is currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Alex is a published science fiction author, an alumnus of the Nova Scotia Sandboxes Creativity and Innovation Bootcamp 2018, and the founder of the creative writing society, Dal Writes.