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Wednesday, Apr 24, 10 am
Pederson Lobby and Pocket Park, LBC

Come visit this interactive student showcase held by upperclassmen from Arts for Social Impact, a class based in the Taylor Center for Design Thinking and Social Innovation. There will be a variety of different projects on display, each representing a unique intersection between arts and society. Paint a rain barrel, participate in a multimedia art show, and browse the beautiful art pieces on display. There will be free food and coffee! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

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Social Innovation Conversation: Design Thinking & Social Impact

Thursday, Mar 21, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center / Howard Tilton Memorial Library (fourth floor)

Join us for a Social Innovation Conversation featuring Ann Yoachim, director of the Small Center for Collaborative Design and Dr. Zaza Kabayadondo, learning scientist and Taylor Senior Fellow. Ann and Zaza will lead a lively discussion around similarities and differences between public interest design, human-centered design, design thinking for social impact, and other themes.

Social Innovation Conversations are ways to “discover” the field of social innovation. Presenters share...

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FAST 48 XI

Mar 22 - Mar 24
Taylor Center (fourth floor of Howard Tilton Memorial Library)

This weekend bootcamp that teaches the basics of human-centered design for social impact. Learn via short cycles of individual and group practice, including direct work in the community. The FAST 48 serves graduate students at Tulane, as well as staff, faculty, educators, and community organizations interested in learning design thinking for their practice, research, or organizational programs. We welcome artists, creative types, and local social entrepreneurs! We are working with...

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NewDay Speaker and Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation feat Michael Sorrell

Wednesday, Jan 23, 6 pm
McAlister Auditorium
Join Taylor and the Office Multicultural Affairs for a keynote event featuring Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College.   Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving President in the 146-year history of Paul Quinn College. Under his leadership Paul Quinn has become nationally renowned for its innovative approach of fusing higher education to address the most persistent and pressing problems of society. During his lecture, he will touch on the legacy of Martin Luther King and...
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Spark Talk: Owning Expertise

Monday, Sep 24, 6 pm
Qatar Ballroom, LBC

Join Taylor and Newcomb College Institute for a keynote featuring Katie Orenstein. Katie will host a live experiment in how credibility works and how ideas rise. During the workshop, Orenstein will share observations and raise questions generated by The OpEd Project’s work with over 2,500 women experts from all over the world about why this imbalance exists, why marginalized voices and women in particular tend to write themselves out of the story, and how to reverse the "culture of self...

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"Taylorized" Design Thinking Training/Facilitation: On Pause for Summer 2019

Thank you for reaching out to the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR).

"Taylorized" Design Thinking Training/Facilitation: On Pause for Summer 2019.

We promote collaborative creativity for organizations, workplaces, and groups. Depending on our workload and capacity, we can sometimes offer custom "Taylorized" services. These build on design thinking education for social impact. Please read below for...

NewDay Distinguished Speakers Series: T. Morgan Dixon

Monday, Feb 6, 5:30 pm
Dixon Hall

The NewDay Distinguished Speakers Series presents prominent leaders from across the fields of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and design thinking to share their own experiences, challenges, insights, thoughts, and recommendations to students and the community. The Phyllis M. Taylor Center is proud to announce T. Morgan Dixon as one of the NewDay Speakers for the spring. Morgan is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek, a groundbreaking three-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington,...

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Education Innovation, Career Development, and CI Prep Workshop

Monday, Oct 3, 5:30 pm
200 Flower Hall

Interested in pursuing a career in education? Curious about education innovation and how to apply your SISE Minor? Ever had an idea for improving education? Not sure where to begin? Join Malliron Hodge, of 4.0 Schools, for EduChats: an experience that will take you from a napkin idea to ACTION. We will: learn how to pitch, get feedback on your idea, and leave with clear next steps…. All in TWO short hours.

If you are interested in applying for the Changemaker Institute but don’t...

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Changemaker Catalyst Award Application

The Changemaker Catalyst Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students interested in pursuing opportunities related to social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking, and changemaking. Students are eligible for up to $1,500 total over the course of their studies to support changemaker learning.

To be an effective changemaker, one must have a deep knowledge of the social problem they wish to solve. This award is an opportunity to learn from...

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Alvarez Spark Innovation Award Application

The Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students that are pursuing a social venture idea. Students are eligible for up to $2,500 per academic year to move their ideas forward. Students must be able to articulate how the funding will help them reach their next growth milestone. Examples may include:

Conducting research via focus groups or surveys to determine need for venture Determining the appropriate legal structure... Fill Out Form

NewDay Speaker Saru Jayaraman

Monday, Mar 14, 5:30 pm
Richardson Memorial Hall Room 201

Thanks to Zagat and Yelp, we know just how diners rate the cuisine, ambiance, and service at restaurants across the country. Now, with the publication of Forked: A New Standard for American Dining, we can choose restaurants based on how they treat their workers, too. Saru Jayaraman’s new book profiles fabulous restaurants taking the “high road to profitability” and provides ratings of America’s most popular eateries based on the wages, working conditions, and promotion practices they...

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NewDay Speaker Jordan Kassalow

Monday, Apr 18, 5:30 pm
LBC, Kendall Cram

NewDay Speaker Jordan Kassalow is co-chairman and founder of VisionSpring, an organization providing affordable access to eyeglasses everywhere. VisionSpring trains local vision entrepreneurs to operate microfranchises, travelling from village to village conducting eye exams and selling glasses. They are the main recipient of Warby Parker’s “buy one, give one” program and have delivered over 1.6 million glasses to bottom-of-the-pyramid communities. Dr. Kassalow was recently named to Forbes...

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Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Wednesday, Oct 28, 5 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 5 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Limited spaces available

Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Tuesday, Oct 20, 6 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 6 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Limited spaces available

Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Tuesday, Sep 15, 6 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 6 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Limited spaces available

Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Monday, Sep 21, 5 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 5 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Limited spaces available

Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Monday, Oct 5, 4 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 3 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Limited spaces available

Human-Centered Design "Crash Course"

Wednesday, Sep 2, 3 pm
Taylor: Flower Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Our 2 hour “crash course” introduces participants to design thinking as a process to solve complex problems. You’ll learn new mindsets and methods through a hands-on activity. We will turn a real problem into an inspiring challenge to be addressed optimistically, creatively, and quickly, getting participants on the road to using design thinking to address problems in their own lives and work.

This interactive crash course begins promptly at 3 pm- don’t be late! This interactive...

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Social Innovation Symposium Day II

Friday, Mar 20, All Day
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Please RSVP here: http://sisymposium2015.eventbrite.com

Discovering Social Innovation through Engaged Scholarship is a one-day research symposium, Friday March 20, 2015. It is led by graduate students from Tulane University, in collaboration with Tulane University’s Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) program and Tulane’s new Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. Our spring 2015 New Day Speaker, Jane Wei-Skillern, PhD, will provide the keynote address...

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Career Workshop: Work on Purpose - Know what you've got, know what you need

Thursday, Apr 9, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center, 2nd Floor, Flower Hall

Individual Workshop Description: Identify your gifts and surround yourself with people whose gifts complement your own.  This workshop is part of an 11-workshop series described below. 

Workshop Series Description: Echoing Green's Work on Purpose program inspires and equips those in the first decade of their careers to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an effective board member, a high-impact...

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Career Workshop: Work on Purpose - Heart + Head = Hustle

Thursday, Mar 26, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center, 2nd Floor, Flower Hall

Individual Workshop Description: Identify work that aligns your heart, the issues that matter most to you, and your head, the unique gifts you can contribute.  This workshop is part of an 11-workshop series described below. 

Workshop Series Description: Echoing Green's Work on Purpose program inspires and equips those in the first decade of their careers to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an...

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Career Workshop: Work on Purpose - Transforming Challenges into Strengths

Thursday, Mar 19, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center, 2nd Floor, Flower Hall

Individual Workshop Description: Recognize clues within your personal challenges that help point to your purpose.  This workshop is part of an 11-workshop series described below. 

Workshop Series Description: Echoing Green's Work on Purpose program inspires and equips those in the first decade of their careers to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an effective board member, a high-impact volunteer,...

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Career Workshop: Work on Purpose - Taking Care of You

Thursday, Mar 12, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center, 2nd Floor, Flower Hall

Individual Workshop Description: Figure out how to sustain yourself while working on the issues that matter deeply to you.  This workshop is part of an 11-workshop series described below. 

Workshop Series Description: Echoing Green's Work on Purpose program inspires and equips those in the first decade of their careers to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an effective board member, a high-impact...

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Career Workshop: Work on Purpose - Out of Whack

Thursday, Mar 5, 12:30 pm
Taylor Center, 2nd Floor, Flower Hall

Individual Workshop Description: Recognize when your heart and head are not aligned or when you're not doing work that leads you toward your purpose.  This workshop is part of an 11-workshop series described below. 

Workshop Series Description: Echoing Green's Work on Purpose program inspires and equips those in the first decade of their careers to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an effective...

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Limited spaces available
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