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UFV Professional Development Day

Innovating for the Future / Design Thinking

Join us on Tuesday, April 30 for PD Day 2019

Help in our discovery of tools to think differently and in discussions as to how we can spark innovation and creativity in our organizations and community.

This year's theme is Innovating for the Future/Design Thinking with the following sub themes of technology, diversity, wellness, pedagogy, and research.

We are pleased to introduce Duncan Wardle, our special guest, and innovative presenter.

Duncan Wardle

DuncanWardle.jpgInnovation and Design Thinking Consultant for iD8 and INNOV8, and past VP of Innovation and Creativity for The Walt Disney Company

Duncan challenges everyone to claim their own creativity, thus creating a culture of innovation never possible before. The former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney, Duncan is now one of the world’s most highly regarded innovation speakers and consultants, teaching companies, brands and individuals across the globe to overcome their own expertise and get out of their own way. To think differently and creatively.

In an age where meetings and projects and presentations have your employees feeling like they are “too busy to think,” Duncan teaches how to create an innovation “light switch.” A way to turn on their creative brain and access the ideas that turn ordinary companies into industry leaders.

It takes time and money to find, hire, and build your teams. So why not leverage the full potential of their creativity and harness the full spectrum of their innovation? Through his pioneering consulting services, Duncan teaches organizations how to do just that, maximizing the ROI they receive on their most valuable resource: their people. Learn more about Duncan

Agenda for April 30, 2019
Time Description
8-8:40am Registration and refreshments: Student Union Building (Bldg S), Evered Hall (Rm 1114) & Atrium
8:40-9am Openings and welcome: Eric Davis, Provost & Vice-President Academic

Interactive Workshop: Duncan Wardle (includes lunch). Student Union Building (Bldg S), Evered Hall (Rm 1114)


UFV Faculty workshops  (Bldgs C & D)
3:35-4:35pm Reception: music, beverage tasting, snacks, connections and prizes. Evered Hall (Rm 1114)
4:35-4:45pm Closing comments: Joanne MacLean, President and Vice Chancellor


UFV faculty, staff, and administrators and our invited guests from the City of Abbotsford and the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) are welcome to attend this professional development event.

Registration is now closed.

Space is limited, and online registration is required to attend this event.

View workshops and register for workshops.

Support and contact info

PD Day is supported by the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Teaching & Learning Advisory CommitteeHuman Resources, and the Teaching and Learning department.

For more information, email Teaching & Learning.

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