ATD Bay Colonies Chapter

Calendar of Future & Past Events (6;/11-present)

Upcoming events

    • October 29, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 8
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    Increasingly, organizations of all kinds have adopted many practices from the field of design to enhance their innovation capabilities and identify potential new markets and product developments.  Design thinking does not just represent a concept.  Design thinking is both a mindset and a process.   It refers to a systematic process for structuring a problem, gathering information, and generating creative alternatives/solutions.  Thinking like a designer can transform the way you approach the world when imagining and creating new solutions for the future. Design thinking gives you faith in your creative abilities and a process to take action through when faced with a difficult challenge.

    Design thinking is human centric: it begins by understanding the needs and motivations of people. You talk with these people, listen to them and observe them in their natural environment. You then consider how best to help them.  Innovative products like the first computer mouse for Apple, Proctor and Gamble’s Swiffer and Febreze products, and Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” program all were created using the design thinking process.

    In this two hour workshop, participants will be provided an overview of the design thinking process, and will be actively engaged in a sampling of experiential exercises that will mirror the five stages of the design thinking process. This session is highly interactive and completely hands-on, to ensure participants a solid understanding of the ways in which design thinking can generate innovative approaches to problem solving in organizations.

    Facilitator: Lori Coakley, Ph.D.

    Lori Coakley teaches Leading Effective Organizations, a foundation MBA course at Bryant University, as well as graduate-level elective courses in management.

    Known for her fast-talking style and real-world approach, Coakley has received several teaching awards at Bryant. Pedagogy – or the art of teaching – is her passion.

    “I’m always thinking how I can make things different or better for my students,” Coakley said. “I want them to walk out of my class and say ‘Wow. I can use that in my interview or my internship.’ Everything I do begins in the classroom – research or consulting, it all starts there.”

    Coakley has published and presented on topics ranging from defense conversion to adaptive leadership to design thinking. She runs a robust consulting practice, teaching personal branding, negotiation, and women and leadership for clients that include B.J.’s Wholesale Club, Hope Global, and Women & Infants Hospital.

    She’s a consistent contributor to the annual Women’s Summit, serves as a faculty fellow for the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, and is on the executive leadership team which plans and organizes Bryant’s annual three-day IDEA program, an all-freshmen student event focused on creative problem-solving and the innovation process.

    “What I love about Bryant is that it is always evolving, and you’re allowed to be cutting edge – always finding new ways to challenge your students and to create an environment for achievement and success.”


Past events

September 11, 2018 Learning the Tools of Graphic Facilitation
June 06, 2018 Learning and Libation
April 24, 2018 Video Test Flight
March 22, 2018 2018 ATD New England Area Conference
February 27, 2018 Immersive Learning Technology with VR/AR
February 23, 2018 Virtual Session: Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE
January 30, 2018 Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE
December 07, 2017 Charity and Cheer with Judith Bowman of Protocol Consultants
November 14, 2017 Performance Consulting - Don't Just Take Up Space!
October 17, 2017 Exploration into Active Learning
September 20, 2017 Be a Star Facilitator – Engagement through Active Learning
June 09, 2017 Giving Back with DownCity Design
May 12, 2017 Board Meeting
May 09, 2017 Tool and Resource Potluck: Sharing member knowledge
April 14, 2017 Board Meeting
April 12, 2017 Experience the Classroom of the Future
March 30, 2017 2017 ATD New England Area Conference
March 24, 2017 RESCHEDULED DATE: Unleashing a Can-do Learning Culture
March 10, 2017 Board Meeting
February 21, 2017 The Art of Facilitation
February 10, 2017 Board Meeting
January 19, 2017 GAME ON Strategies for Keeping Projects on Track
January 13, 2017 Board Meeting
December 09, 2016 Board Meeting
December 08, 2016 Charity and Cheer!
November 10, 2016 Board Meeting
November 09, 2016 Shifting Mindsets from Trainer to Business Partner
October 18, 2016 Navigating your L&D Career: Perspectives from the Top
October 14, 2016 Board Meeting
September 15, 2016 The Future of Learning Professionals
September 09, 2016 Board Meeting
June 02, 2016 Making Training Stick: Ensuring Transfer
May 04, 2016 Learning Gamification Cook-Off
March 31, 2016 2016 ATD New England Area Conference: Charting the Future of Learning
March 03, 2016 Video for Learning Lab
January 28, 2016 Project Management for Trainers
December 08, 2015 Holiday Cocktail Party in Celebration of Employee Learning Week
November 12, 2015 Performance Consulting and Learning Evaluation
October 13, 2015 Cancelled: Moving from Trainer to Performance Consultant
September 10, 2015 Exploring Today's Learning Trends
May 26, 2015 e-Learning Cook-off! (Free event with advance registration!)
April 16, 2015 Off-Site and On the Mark: Virtual Teams, Real Results
March 26, 2015 ATD New England Area Conf. March 26-27, 2015
March 04, 2015 The March 4th Meeting has been CANCELLED.
December 02, 2014 ATD Holiday Cocktail Party in Celebration of Employee Learning Week
November 05, 2014 Hear David Vance on November 5, 2014
October 06, 2014 2014 ATD Best Award Winner - October 6th
June 12, 2014 New England Area Conference
May 30, 2014 May 30th - Why Her Graphics are Better than Your Graphics
April 22, 2014 April 22nd - Bill Treasurer
February 27, 2014 THE FEB. 27th MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE WATCH FOR A NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON!
January 30, 2014 Ken Philips - Level 4 Evaluations
November 14, 2013 Josh Bersin - November 14th!
October 17, 2013 A Dialogue wth Linda Landry of Nuance Communications: A 2013 ASTD BEST Award Winner
June 13, 2013 Social Media for Trainers
May 17, 2013 The Evolving 21st Century Classroom
April 25, 2013 SAVE THE DATE: ASTD New England Area Conf. April 25-26
March 06, 2013 As a special treat - this next meeting is FREE! JOINT MEETING WITH SRIHRC - Breaking Up With the Performance Review: Secrets to Train Managers on its Replacement
January 18, 2013 The Webinar Manifesto
October 05, 2012 Success in Learning & Development: What Do You Need to Know and Do?
June 13, 2012 Megatrends: Transforming Our World
April 19, 2012 ASTD New England Area Conference
March 28, 2012 EFFECTIVE NETWORKING
January 27, 2012 Educational Technology: Expanding the Classroom to Facilitate Anywhere / Anytime Learning
December 09, 2011 Just in Time: Innovative Learning to Go! It's Easier than You Think!
September 27, 2011 September 2011 Meeting: Innovations in Learning
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