Microsoft Inclusive Design Talk by Bryce Johnson– Inclusive Lead, Product Research & Accessibility – Wed., Nov. 14th @ 5pm-6:30 in the Seven Peaks gym.
Bryce will speak about inclusive technology and how the design process influenced and guided his work in the engineering of the new Xbox Adaptive Controller. This new controller will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
This event supports the IB Design Thinking philosophy around empathetic problem-solving and innovation. The evening will consist of a presentation by Bryce followed by Q&A and an opportunity for participants to try out the Xbox Adaptive Controllers. Open to the community and kids are welcome!
Please register below:
Driving Inclusive Innovation for Central Oregon
Performance Review/Talent Management provides supervisors with resources for reducing biases in performance evaluation and talent management systems. We’ll discuss tip sheets, resources for identifying and reducing biases, templates, evaluation tools, key takeaways, and background information on creating commitment setting, succession planning, growing loyalty and productivity.
Ranemaker Institute will provide Inclusive Innovation Workshops once a month that tackles the latest issues companies are facing today. Each session will cover 30 minutes learning, 30 minutes hands-on activities to jumpstart your organizations’ tactical action plans to integrate into your company’s success and 30 minutes discussion with your peers around challenges and opportunities in deploying these tactics. Of course, in Bend style it’s not all work, we will also provide 30 minutes of networking drinks and snacks.
MONKEY (Buddha believed that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys jumping and flinging themselves from tree branches and chattering nonstop—essentially that our minds are in constant motion.)
MASTERMIND (a person who supplies directing or creative intelligence.)
MONKEY MASTERMINDS is a social occasion for fun inspiring speakers and audience members to talk about passionate, inventive, creative, and imaginative ideas about products, business, hobbies, & life. It’s your chance to try something new or chill back in your chair with your wine and appetizers with an intriguing small group on a Friday night in comfy cozy Tumalo. Bring a friend or a date, or come with your lil’ ol’ self.
$25 (covers appetizers, coffee & activity)–Sign up by 12/12—limited to first 20 !
Bring your own monkey wine or beer, we provide the awesome appetizers and coffee, the Mastermind guest speaker plus a fun innovative activity. Our goal is to inspire innovative thinking and action, develop awareness of the creative efforts of the community around us, and offer fun ways to explore yourself and others through discussion and activities. This is no plain old passive lecture series—you’ll leave inspired and energized!
Friday, December 14th
“MAGIC FOR EVERYDAY LIVING” WITH SHARON BALSAMO, COUSELOR, COACH & EARTH WITCH
Sharon will talk about how she found magic and how it coincides with her expertise in mental and emotional health, the foundational basics of how magic works, and popular misconceptions about earth-based spiritual practices (aka: witchcraft). We will discuss how you can use magic in everyday living, especially to support and enhance personal growth work.
AND—-we will conclude the evening by concocting a prosperity spell to increase abundance for all of us during the holiday season!