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Friday, March 8

1:00pm EST

Opportunity to Impact: Social Innovation as a Tool for Community Engagement
Amid a shifting economic and political climate, the importance of identifying and partnering with community stakeholders to seek transformational engagement has never been greater. These partnerships can be both traditional (e.g., a homeless shelter and social service agency) and non-traditional (e.g., a housing developer and a hospital). This fully interactive workshop is designed to introduce attendees to the value of a collective impact mindset to improve our communities using a social innovation framework. Attendees will come away with a shared language and basic understanding of the fundamental principles behind inclusive, effective, change-making approaches to problem-solving that work across sectors. The workshop will also develop a sense of empathy among the attendees and encourage them to explore what it means to "walk in the shoes" of various community stakeholders, and what goes into participating in, and possibly leading, a community-driven partnership to achieve equitable access to healthcare, housing, education, and employment that will contribute to optimal community health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Introduce collective impact mindset
  2. Introduce social innovation framework
  3. Develop principles required for cross-sector problem-solving
  4. How empathy can help enrich community-driven partnership building

AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2 LU
Living Future Accreditation Credits: 1.5 HRS

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Marcus Smith

Senior Manager, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program
Marcus Smith is senior manager of the Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program. Marcus has over 15 years of experience working in mission-driven organizations that focus on the intersection of community development and sustainability. Prior to joining Connecticut Children’s... Read More →
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Karraine Moody

Executive Director, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
As the executive director of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, Karraine Moody oversees Habitat’s construction portfolio, ReStore and family support programs. Throughout the years, Moody has consulted with several Hartford neighborhoods to assist with community and economic development... Read More →
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Jacquelyn Rose, MPH

Program Manager, Advancing Kids Innovation Program
As program manager for the Advancing Kids Innovation Program, Jacquelyn Rose is responsible for building relationships with, and offering assistance to, individuals and organizations that create and implement innovative strategies to foster healthy development and strengthen families... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
KG01 Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
  Community Engagement, Health
  • AIA CEU 2 LU
  • GBCI CEU Self Report
  • LFA CEU 1.5 HRS - Self Report
  • Course Level Basic

3:00pm EST

Strategies for Engaging Communities for Social and Representative Design
Matt Enstice will discuss social design, a new approach to navigating uncertainty and strengthening collaboration. He shares the principles and process of social design as well as case studies from his colleague, Cheryl Heller's new book, The Intergalactic Design Guide; Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design. Matt Enstice, President and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will discuss how he applies social design in his work toward equity, sustainability and resilience for his city, at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

In the summer of 2018, FMRA worked with BPS and HUBweek to design and launch a series of engagements across the city culminating at Boston’s HUBweek festival on City Hall plaza in October. The goal was to connect our strongest industry partners, Apple, Vertex, Microsoft, Lego Education, and others, to students, faculty, and staff from across the Boston Public School system. Student experiences were designed to generate excitement about opportunities in the tech sector through hands-on workshops, presentations and studio visits. For teachers, accredited professional development workshop sessions with corporate partners exposed them tools and curriculum aids which they can integrate into their existing STEM curricula. The several month engagement was not only intended to connect individual students and teachers, but also to lay the groundwork for long term engagements between schools and industry partners over the coming years.

Learning Objectives:
1. tactical urbanism - set up temporary interventions in public space to help our communities of color feel welcome
2. civic and social engagement - connecting our industry and technology partners to our school communities to build bridges between them
3. behavior change - getting our school communities to feel a sense of ownership towards the city by inviting them participate in activities designed for them in spaces they don't often get to use
4. making experiences sticky - this entire project is a launchpad for deeper engagements and connections between industry and our school communities. This is only the beginning, the goal is for students, teachers and school leaders to own the relationships with industry to be able to advocate for their own needs

AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2 LU
Living Future Accreditation Credits: 2 HRS

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Matt Enstice

President and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
Matt Enstice is President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., a pioneering organization that has become a powerful engine of revitalization in Buffalo. The BNMC focuses on the intersection of energy, entrepreneurship & technology, and how it will drive the new economy... Read More →
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Jason Lee

Founder, FMRA
Jason is passionate about making urban space equitable for all. He is the founder of FMRA, a consultancy specializing in design at the intersection of strategy and civic space. Previously, Jason was co-founder and executive design director at Agncy, a non-profit strategic design consultancy... Read More →
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Nadia Harden

Corporate & Community Engagement Manager, Office of External Affairs, Boston Public Schools
Nadia Harden serves as the Corporate & Community Engagement Manager for Boston Public Schools, Office of External Affairs. Her work focuses on designing and executing engagement opportunities to increase individual, corporate, and institutional investment in the form of time, treasure... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Burke Auditorium Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
  Community Engagement, Health
  • AIA CEU 2 LU
  • GBCI CEU Self Report
  • LFA CEU 2 HRS - Self Report