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Join ASU in “Picturing Innovation” to win prizes valued at $5,000!

Innovation happens every day at ASU. Now we want you to join the fun! Be part of Innovation Quarter and post up to 20 photos to ASU’s Picturing Innovation Mosaic for a chance to win a laptop, tablet and other prizes brought to you by Sun Devil Rewards and Desert Financial Credit Union.

Learning outcome badges:
You’ve got to learn it to earn it.

Innovation Week attendees will have the opportunity to earn badges as they complete sessions that focus on specific learning outcomes. Complete levels 1-3 of each badge category and move on to top tier Innovator-status! Display your collection on your LinkedIn and let everyone know that you mean business when it comes to being innovative.

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Don’t miss our self-paced sessions you can attend anytime during Innovation Quarter!

Innovation Week, Dec. 7-11, kicks off the first week of Innovation Quarter and will take attendees through the innovation journey – soup to nuts, idea to market. Learn how to develop a plan to stay agile and pivot when necessary. Pick up new tools and resources to help you navigate roadblocks and avoid costly deadends or detours. Embrace failure and use it to your advantage. Most importantly, learn from those who have been there.

Free to attend.
Not available for class credit.
Select recordings will be made for public consumption on ASU channels.

Innovation Quarter lasts through Jan. 8 and will immerse attendees in fun, intriguing topics and creative projects that explore new ideas, build connections and develop valuable professional development skills. Sessions range from academic themes like getting into medical or law school, to professional and career development themes, to lighter, more social themes like crafting with the dean, movie and book clubs, and more.

Free to attend.
Not available for class credit.
Select recordings will be made for public consumption on ASU channels.

New sessions being added daily.

Check back regularly, we don’t want you to miss a thing!

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Crafts with the Dean of the Herberger Institutes for Design and the Arts

Crafts with the Dean: Stress Balls and a discussion with Associate Dean for Culture and Access Melita Belgrave.

There have been numerous reports on how effective crafting can be for stress-relief! "When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi said during a TED talk in 2004. "You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. You feel part of something larger."

Join Herberger Institute Dean Steven Tepper and Associate Dean for Culture and Access Melita Belgrave as they make stress balls, draw, and discuss creativity and the importance of self-care.

Be sure to bring the following materials so you can make your own stress ball!

  • 1 large balloon
  • 1 cup flour 
  • A funnel (or a piece of paper rolled up and taped to create a funnel) 
  • 1 piece of paper, any size 
  • Colored pencils or crayons

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Dean Steven Tepper

Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Creating the Enchanted Guidebook: A (Persuasive) Tool for Study Abroad

Students rave about study abroad and other "in the field" experiences. But are we cheating them out of secret insights? Are we creating tools that capture their imagination *during* and *after* the experience?

One prominent tool is the deceptively simple Guidebook. Not just any guidebook, but the Enchanted guidebook--a mysterious tool that integrates instructor-driven outcomes with the magic of childlike wonder.

Although first designed for executives taking leadership treks by bicycle, the Enchanted Guidebook cross applies perfectly for study abroad and other experiential excursions.

In this session you will (a) see the evolution of a Guidebook, (b) learn how to integrate journaling and other reflective activities into the Guidebook, (c) embed subliminal messages of persuasion into the Guidebook, and (d) add simple but effective worksheets that accelerate learning.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

G. Layne Gneiting

Creative Ideator, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Shifting Careers: How to Leverage Your Past for Your Future

Do you have several years of experience working in a field, but looking to transition into something new? You can absolutely leverage your experience and skills to help you move into an exciting and new career. This presentation will focus on specific skills and how to transfer them across industries.

Open to everyone, but may be of special interest to grad students, alumni, transfer students

Time Commitment:

45 minutes

Presented by:

Natalie McIntyre

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
The Innovative Power of the Creative Brief

The quality of a solution or outcome of a project is often the result of how the team met constraints that were developed or discovered during the work. Some of the most creative people in the world have designed a process using constraints to bridge challenges to results. The pivotal tool is the creative brief, which outlines the challenge and constraints while asking the team to solve a particular problem. As a result of studying creative briefs from 50 of the top advertising agencies around the world, an optimal template was created. In this lesson, you will see top performing formats for the creative brief that guide amazing outcomes and how to develop a creative brief that works for the purposes of your team or project.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Adam Pierno

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
SynBio Bootcamp

Molecular cloning is the founding technique of Synthetic Biology. In December you will learn the basics of primer design, gene synthesis, and DNA construct design. In January we will take some of the biological components we designed and put them together into a functional plasmid for expression in E. Coli

Time Commitment:

Four 1-hour sessions, then five 4-hour sessions, total 24 hours

Presented by:

Benjamin Bartelle

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Grassroots Innovation and Delivering Value to Communities

This session will explore the benefits of community-engaged and bottom-up innovation approaches that leverage local knowledge and focus on value creation for users and communities. The session focus on examples and case studies from the energy sector.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Clark Miller, Netra Chhetri, Nalini Chhetri, Mary Jane Palmentier

Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Engaging Large Groups with Zoom Meetings

Learn how to use Zoom webinars for large group engagement. When the pandemic started Admission Services had to pivot all prospective student visit and event operations to a digital format. We use Zoom webinars for our weekly virtual visit presentations and large recruitment event sessions and are sharing some best practices for when and how to create webinars for your events.

Open to everyone! 

Time commitment:

45 minutes

Presented by:

Nate Alcorn

Creative Ideator, Innovator's Mindset, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Entrepreneurial

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Hacking the System: Using Gamification to Eradicate the Endless Pleas for Late Work

Year after year students clamor for a free pass. "So sorry this is late, but..." they begin, then spout their woes in hopes you'll stamp their work as ON TIME rather than LATE. You're a professor, but you're also human. Your thoughts range from "Do I take pity on this poor soul?" to asking in the mirror, "Why are you such a hardass?" Enter gamification. Using video game strategy you can hack into their procrastination system and rewire their internal hard drive. How? By adding two clever modules: Side Quests and Item Shoppes. Side Quests (unlike required Main Quests) are optional assignments that tie into learning objectives and reward with gold they can "spend" at the Item Shoppe. Item Shoppes, akin to armories and magic shops in video games, offer nifty gadgets worth buying. EXAMPLES: the "Veil of Forgetfulness" which allows students to sneak into the professor's office and change their grade on one assignment; or the "Tilted Hourglass" which extends a deadline by one week. This session will demonstrate how to use gamification, show examples of gamification, and provide tools for creating your own "gamified" Canvas shell.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Layne Gneiting

Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Tackling Your Graduate School Exam

Get insight and tips for taking the LSAT, GRE, and MCAT! Hear from a panel of students who have taken advantage of the FREE grad exam prep offered through The Princeton Review and learn more about how you can leverage free online test prep to get the score you’re hoping for!

Time Commitment:

90 minutes

Presented by:

Julia Tebben

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Play with Ambiguity

Innovation is ambiguous!

It requires us to imagine preferred futures; to identify present problems and design possible solutions for a later time and context that is uncertain. This is tough alone but rarely do we undertake such an effort in isolation...Innovation is also a team sport!

It requires collaboration, communication and aligned team effort. Sounds like hard work, doesn't it? But it doesn't have to be. In fact, the hard work of innovation can can actually feel like productive play.

Join us to learn (and play!!) games that help teams develop the mindset and skillset required to design innovative solutions for our ambiguous times.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Dr. Tamara Christensen and Katrin Elster

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
A Moviegoer's Guide to Responsible Innovation (micro-podcast)

What can we learn from science fiction movies about ethical and responsible technology innovation? In this series of sixteen "micropodcasts”—each around just 2 - 4 minutes long — ASU author and professor Andrew Maynard draws from his book “Films from the Future” The Technology and Morality of Sci-F Movies” to explore different ways of thinking about emerging technologies and socially responsible innovation.

Listen to the podcasts on your favorite podcast platform, or visit the session’s Canvas site for more information and links to the associated movies!

Open to anyone with a broad interest in innovation and society.

Time Commitment:
1 hours

Presented by:

Andrew Maynard

Date
Self-paced

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The times, they are a-changin' - and so is your health

This session, which was recorded live during Innovation Week and is now available as an "Access Anytime" module, will explore how our health in current times is a product of the evolutionary forces that shaped us and our modern industrial environment. Transdisciplinary researchers within the Center for Evolution and Medicine are unraveling the mysteries of disease and translating the findings into strategies for better health.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Ken Buetow

Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Entrepreneurial

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Infiniscope to SCoPE - Lessons from Communities of Practice

Lessons learned from designing digital learning experiences and a community of practice leading to SCoPE; a new community of practice connecting NASA scientists with NASA Science Mission Directorate's education efforts.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Meenakshi Wadhwa
Ariel Anbar
Chris Mead
Jessica Swann
Donald Bratton
David Williams

Innovative Communicator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Ideating for Breakthroughs

The second step of the Design Thinking Process is Ideation. Participate with a team of 5-7 people to learn and apply ideation techniques that will broaden your innovation toolset. After receiving an overview of 2-3 different techniques, teams will be assigned a problem to brainstorm using each of the techniques. After coming up with several breakthrough ideas, the teams will refine the ideas by examining idea selection criteria and evaluation techniques.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Professor Janet Kerby

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Movement Science Video Competition

Due to the pandemic, more individuals, teams and patients are being shifted to virtual activities. Participants will utilize a standard video template to create and submit 2-3 minute physical activity videos that address one of the following activity areas:

  • Resistance Training Exercises
  • Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Functional Flexibility/Mobility Movements
  • Agility or Speed Development Drills
  • Core or Stability Movements

 

Faculty will judge the submissions based on quality of presentation and professionalism in directions. Chosen videos will be invited to film in facilities to create a library of movement videos that will be uploaded to a private CHS Youtube channel to share with community partners and groups needing access to these exercises. The best video(s) will receive a badge and be featured on CHS social media.

Screen reader support enabled.

Open to Students in Kinesiology, Sports Science and Performance Programming, and Exercise & Wellness degree programs or members of the Athletic Affinity Network.

Time Commitment: This work-at-your-own-pace experience depends entirely on you! We estimate about 2.5 hours of effort. Instructions will be provided once you register.

Video submissions will only be accepted from 12/1- 12/8

Presented by:

Joseph Marsit, Tannah Broman, Kristin Hoffner, Simon Holzapfel

Date
Self-paced

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Career Impact in Sustainability & Innovation

The College of Global Futures will be hosting Emily Viola, Head of Planning at Futurra, North America - an international sustainability strategy and creative agency. Emily combines over twenty years of consumer insights and brand planning with the study of market dynamics and future technologies to help us bring about a world where sustainable choices are the desirable default. She has led strategic planning on projects that engage a variety of demographics, specializing in Gen Z, Millennial and Multicultural audiences. In her role, she focuses on sustainability strategy and communications. Emily will lead the conversation regarding her career, present case studies on trends with Fortune 500 clients doing sustainability work and how innovation is applied in her role to make a positive impact.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Emily Viola & Marsha Gonzaga

Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Inspiring Collaboration Using an Entrepreneurial Approach

Join us for a Lesson in Innovation where we will share practical and implementable strategies to invigorate collaboration. At the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, our team supports a wide range of diverse programs and initiatives, with an ongoing goal of making our work more interdimensional. We brought our entrepreneurial mindset to the forefront to establish an emerging community of practice to promote cross-collaborations, operational efficiencies, and resource sharing. And you can too! Join members from the Edson E+I Institute as they share their experiences and give you an opportunity to apply the same tools they’ve found useful in inspiring collaboration.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Marissa Scragg, Courtney Huynh, Kristin Slice

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Design Thinking 101

What is design thinking? In this lesson, participants will learn about the stages of design-thinking by taking part in a series of interactive lessons meant to expand their understanding of and familiarity with the assortment of tools and techniques related to the design-thinking process.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Brittney Paulk

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Python Essentials for Wrangling Data

You know there are things you could be doing if you knew just a little bit about programming: sorting through spreadsheets more effectively, collecting data from the web, or automatically extracting key information. But you don't know quite where to start. Aimed at those with no programming experience at all, this introduction to Python programming is intended to take you from the absolute beginning to a basic understanding of how programming works, and can help you with your everyday tasks. At the end, you will do a small demonstration project that will earn you the Python for Data Wrangling Essentials badge!

Time Commitment: This self-directed course will take 6 hours to complete

Presented by:

Alexander Halavais

Date
Self-paced

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Inspiring Students to Self-Engage through Teaching Activities

As instructors, we are encouraged to make our classes more engaging and active for our students, to enact student-centered learning. However, after students finish class for the day, they may be left wondering “how can I study for my exams in an enjoyable manner like my class did?”. Active-learning shouldn’t stop at the classroom door, but follow the student to their bedroom desks. Let’s collaborate and collect the different active-learning techniques we, as teachers, have implemented in our classrooms and make the tools available to the students, so they can reuse the material on their own and engage themselves in their own learning.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Cynthia Padavano

Creative Ideator, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
ASU Sync Tips and Tricks for Faculty

Are you a faculty member who would like to make your ASU Sync class more dynamic? This session will offer tips and tricks to help you engage students in ASU Sync courses.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Creative Ideator, Innovation Facilitator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
To the next degree – Getting into the graduate program of your choice

Ready to move to the next level? In just one week, get the tips you need to prepare your graduate program application. The Graduate College will leverage ASU experts to provide strategies in one hour a day to craft your most effective graduate program application: selecting programs to apply to, approaching faculty for letters of recommendation, writing a strong personal statement, and finding funding.

Time Commitment:

Five 1-hour sessions, total of 5 hours

Presented by:

Tamara Underiner, Shannon Lujan, Amanda Athey, Zachary Reeves-Blurton

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Stigma awareness training for current and future health profesisonals

https://wrphtc.arizona.edu/training/recognizing-and-challenging-stigma

Offered by SHESC/Center for Global Health, in collaboration with the Western Region Public Health Training Center, this 2-3 hour training identify ways to recognize and reduce stigma. This social science-based curriculum (developed by SHESC Professors Brewis and Wutich) provides 1.5 CHES continuing education credit, and is most especially suitable for pre-health students and anyone studying or working in health-related fields.

The training is free; students will however need to register via Moodle to begin the training and receive certification.

Time Commitment: This self-paced course will take 2-3 hours to complete

Presented by:

Alexandra Brewis Slade

Date
Self-paced

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Be Career Ready

Looking to apply to career opportunities, but unable to join live workshops or presentations for assistance? This self-paced course is perfect for you! This course will go over the practice of searching for the right career opportunity, how students should market themselves as an ideal candidate through the application process, interview preparation, and networking strategies. Completing all of the modules will give you a great foundation and skill set to be successful in applying for any opportunity.

Open to ASU students only - Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Presented by:

Cindy Parnell

Date
Self-paced

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Fake News: Still a Thing

60-minute session on disinformation, political and otherwise, and what we can do to recognize it and deal with its effects. Disinformation campaigns will almost certainly still continue, no matter the result of the 2020 election. We need to be able to anticipate these and counteract them, particularly in terms of preserving traditional social systems and civility. Applications of disinformation include politics, religion, medicine, academics, and history.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Alden L Weight

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
The importance of inclusion when modeling the future

We are living through a global pandemic, fracturing social unrest, the mounting effects of climate change, and wild opportunities for creating the futures that we prefer. Everyone must design these futures together through inclusion. The mandate for inclusion isn't an idea or a concept it is our future—all of our future, like nothing the world has ever seen.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Cyndi Coon

Reasoning, Collaborator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Geographical Storytelling with Multimedia StoryMaps

Elevate your story by putting it into its place. Maps have an unrivaled power to visually communicate geographical information. The addition of geographical context deepens the clarity and resonance of your narrative. This two-hour workshop will introduce users to the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform, where we'll explore how to integrate multiple media types -- including image, video, audio, and custom 2D and 3D maps -- into compelling, engaging, and substantive digital media output.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Matthew Toro

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Health Innovation Exhibition

The Health Innovation Exhibition (HIE) project serves to help students become familiar with entrepreneurship and innovation and working on a team. First-year students reflect on real-world community problems within the realm of health care with the goal of generating innovative and timely solutions. Students work in groups of 3-4 individuals to complete the project. This will be our sixth year hosting this event and our first year hosting it virtually. We expect 650 first-year students and approximately 175 poster sessions.

Stop by the Exhibit and see these amazing student teams have been up to!

The Exhibit Hall will open on December 7th

Presented by:

Caitlyn Zang

Date
Self-paced

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Basic Game Design Theory

The goal of this session is to introduce some fundamental, core ideas in game design with an eye for application in the classroom. We're going to answer the question "why do get-to-know-you games fail?" by examining key breakdown points. Using this knowledge you can turn the idea around into engagement points for your students.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Justin Selgrad

Creative Ideator, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Rescuing Icarus: the Possibilities of "Play"

Daedalus was the architect. Icarus was the artist. Together, they turned a problem on its size and went over the maze instead of through it. Along the way, someone told us that Icarus was the fool. We forgot the rest of the story: Daedalus, the greatest craftsman among mortals, never invented anything ever again. The true moral of the myth is really this: innovation requires more than just pragmatism; it also requires playfulness.

This session will use a combination of prerecorded presentations, live Q&A, and facilitated brainstorming to explore play as a multidimensional concept that goes well beyond our conventional understanding.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Colonel Jason "TOGA" Trew, PhD

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Innovation Facilitator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Culturally-resonant leadership development: leveraging and empowering leaders through ancestral knowledge

Leadership development programs at their core seek to recognize strengths and opportunities for growth. This community-based partnership with Ericka Carmona-Vega, an international human resources leader with over twenty-five years of coaching, training, advocacy, and leadership development experience and Liza Hita, a clinical associate professor of psychology, will explore how to cultivate a wide array of dynamic leadership skills outside “mainstream” management principles, redefining what it is to be an effective leader. Ancestral and cultural knowledge is often the first, and at times, the only leadership development experience diverse young adults have received. They are often taught about their world, surroundings, and relationship with others through a wide array of stories, folktales, myths, and proverbs passed on from generation to generation. It is through this ancestral knowledge that this workshop provides targeted training. The Flor y Canto leadership development workshop will offer a Latinx perspective on culturally-resonant leadership development through exploring familial and cultural knowledge and personalized, strength-based skill building to become their most authentic leader. This can be applied cross-culturally.

Time Commitment: 

1 hour 

Presented by:

Liza Hita and Ericka Carmona-Vega

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Foundations of Data Science

This fully online course introduces newcomers to some foundational concepts in data science.

This course will be of interest to those who don't have a background in data science.

Time Commitment:

10 hours

Presented by:

Michael Simeone

Date
Self-paced

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Getting to the Heart of the Problem

Learners examine the role of the problem statement as the foundation for enabling innovative thinking and creating a space for transformative solutions. Problems and opportunities exist within a situation and are experienced by "users". One of the many reasons solutions fail is due to a poorly understood and scoped problem. We will apply the Design Thinking methodology to frame a user-centered problem hypothesis that will allow for out-of-the-box thinking.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Associate Professor Janet Kerby

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Staying Motivated and Positive in Times of Uncertainty

This presentation will focus on tangible ways to keep a positive mindset, particularly when things around us feel “uncontrollable”. Discussion will surround adaptive motivation and attribution patterns, taking control of internal self talk, breaking through personal biases, and controlling our emotions.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Kristin Hoffner

Innovation Facilitator, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Mobile Video 101

Learn how to use your phone's video capabilities to create stories that captivate audiences. Students will learn the basics of composition, lighting and cinematography, and how to apply them using only a mobile device. Then, learn the importance of movement and audio, practice using basic editing techniques, and put it all together to tell a simple yet compelling video story.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Isaac Easley

Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Emerging Innovator

Date
Self-paced

Access Recording
Self-paced Access Recording
Innovation Tool Snippets

Innovation Tool Snippets! Want to learn a new innovation tool? Short on time, but interested in picking up a new skill? These short snippets pack a lot of know-how into a short amount of time! 

  • 5 minutes of empathy: This tool will guide the user through writing about experiences in an empathetic fashion in order to explore thoughts, physical well being, and emotion.
  • ASU Collaboratory: Collaboratory is a relational database that allows ASU to tell its engagement narrative. This ASU software platform captures the variety of ways that faculty and staff partner with the community to address community challenges. Collaboratory software permits greater institution-wide coordination by enabling users to search the database, identify which faculty and staff across the university are tackling the same social issues, and find out with whom they are partnering and in which communities. It also offers robust reporting capabilities that will enable each college and unit to better showcase the important work they do with our partner organizations. By putting the activities at the center, we can connect it to other data points that staff and faculty are usually asked in isolation. Collaboratory makes it so that we can collect all of that information at one time. It’s a very important tool for university leaders - a tool that gives information about how staff, faculty and students are collaborating with communities.
  • ASU Sync Tips & Tricks for Faculty: Are you a faculty member who would like to make your ASU Sync class more dynamic? This tool offers tips and tricks to help you engage students in ASU Sync courses
  • ASU Sync Tips & Tricks for Students: This has been a semester unlike any other! How did your classes go? Don't want to answer that question? Want some help before next semester starts? Attend this session for tips and tricks about how to succeed in an ASU Sync course.
  • Building your digital portfolio: A quick-start guide to building a digital portfolio
  • Create engagement with Slido: Slido integrates with a number of video conferencing tools so you can engage learners and participants with live polls, Q&A, quizzes, and word clouds.
  • Departmental Software Security Review Chatbot: ASU partnered with well-established chatbot development firm, creating an internal process for the requisition or renewal of individual software. The chatbot allows the departmental customer to provide required information via the chatbot interview process. Automation populates known data, compiled with the submitted data and the request assigned to the appropriate individual within ServiceNow.
  • Design Thinking 101: Crashcourse on Design Thinking. Learn the basics!
  • Digital credentials: Learn what digital credentials (or badges) are and how you can use them to show what you know!
  • Enchanted Guidebook Layout: Design is everything! Watch the evolution of the Enchanted Guidebook to avoid mistakes and get strategic tips.
  • Gamification Setup: Quickly walk through setting up a gamification element.
  • Generative & Reflective Question Card Deck The card deck is intended to generate reflection and conversation around change, innovation, and designed solutions. Every card features a question inspired by the four character assets and the eight practices detailed in the Principled Innovation Framework (developed at Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College, Arizona State University).
  • Introduction to Organizational Change Management (OCM): People are at the core in the advancement of ASU. Organizational Change Management (OCM) increases ASU's focus on the impact that projects, programs, and initiatives have on people. My intent is to inform you on what OCM is and what it can do; my bigger wish is that we’ll discover that you’ve already been applying OCM and work on sharing these experiences so that more projects can benefit. Check out this short video to find out!
  • An Introduction to Risk Innovation: In today's complex and interconnected world, the challenges that innovators and entrepreneurs face are often not covered by conventional risk management approaches. This Tool Snippet provides a brief introduction to a new value creation-based approach to risk -- Risk Innovation -- and a suite of tools and resources that enable innovators, entrepreneurs, others to succeed in the face of easily overlooked and often hard to quantify "orphan risks."
  • Knowledge Mobilization Modules: The Knowledge Mobilization Initiative at the Graduate College explores concepts, skills and practices that move research from the page and into action, enriching current practice, policy and social discourse in the process. One goal of the KM Initiative is to highlight graduate student and postdoctoral research at ASU, particularly how our student and early career scholars apply and disseminate their research to broad audiences. This Innovation Tool Snippet will walk through the KM modules--skill based, self-paced toolkits for student scholars that consider the context and social impact of their research and brainstorm creative methods for conducting collaborative research and sharing findings for wide audiences.
  • MediaAmp for Communication: Learn about how to use MediaAMP to share videos and other multimedia
  • Phases of the Moon: A highlighting of an Infiniscope digital learning experience titled Phases of the Moon demonstrating our key principles of learning design.
  • ProcureBot: ProcureBot is a chat bot implemented by Procurement to respond to commonly asked questions about purchasing processes and policies.
  • A Quick Guide to Applying an Entrepreneurial Approach to Your Idea: During our Innovation Tool Snippet, A Quick Guide to Applying an Entrepreneurial Approach to Your Idea, reviews 3 easy steps to quickly apply an entrepreneurial approach in any scenario. It includes practical and implementable strategies, as well as questions to consider throughout your process.
  • Reverse Assumptions: Reverse Assumptions is a technique that can be used to get teams to think differently about a challenge or problem.
  • Simple Secrets of Multimodal Thinking: Learn a simple technique you can use immediately to improve team creativity, communication and collaboration! Make meetings and workshops more meaningful and productive with this facilitator tip, no facilitation experience required!
  • Studying old bones with innovative technology: This video will demonstrate how scientists who study the bones of human ancestors use 3D imaging technology to gain new perspectives on ancient objects. It will also show how and where people can download free software and scans to take a closer look at the fossils themselves.
  • Turning constraints into solutions with the creative brief: The creative brief is a one page document that frames a challenge, and defines the constraints for a given problem or problem set. Often viewed as a form, the creative brief yields the best results when it is viewed as a creative problem to be solved in its own right
  •  Using Adobe Audition to Podcast your Lecture: Adobe Creative Suite is a great innovation tool kit available to ASU Faculty, Staff, and students for creative learning outcomes. For this workshop, we will be using Adobe Auditions for audio producing academic lectures as a pedagogical practice for higher forms of learning in student outcomes. The workshop will provide will a basic illustration of using Adobe Auditions from a beginning stage to intermediate use of this tool. The workshop snippet will effectively connect audio production to teaching practices.
  • Using Canva to create infographics! Through Canva, a graphic design platform, users can create social media posts, flyers, posters, infographics, and other visual content. Additionally, Canva provides ready-made templates for users to get their designs started right away!

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ASU Staff and Faculty

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The lecture will be podcasted: Audio production as an innovative tool to foster class engagement

As a professor do you ever find yourself being pressed for class-time? Seventy-five minute course time can fly! As professors, we want to deliver effective lectures that convey the key elements of our subject matters to students. New research dictates that student attention-span can range from eight-to-ten minute time periods for best focus result of engagement. In this workshop, I walk you through five easy steps using Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Adobe Auditions, to audio pre-produce your lectures in effective formats for students to pre-listen before class sessions. By podcasting your lecture, you are able to effectively: a) connect course material relevance, b) provide additional primary and secondary sources, c) organize learning outcomes and questions to tackle for the week. With the increase of a commuter world and/or in the current covid moment, students are able to effectively listen to the “lecture” component of your course in a manner that fits with their life needs. Freeing time in the classroom allows for student participation and engagement in a seminar fashion that can lead students through the multiple levels of learning.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Rafael Martinez

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Innovation Facilitator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

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Lessons in leadership: A student leadership virtual conference

Innovation in COVID is a difficult time, especially when trying to create a new experience for students. This session will be on how the development of a new student leadership conference shifted from an in-person to virtual experience for incoming first-year and transfer students and how these students where able to build communicate heading into the fall semester.

Time Commitment:

30 minutes pre-recorded

Presented by:

Jen O'Brien

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Innovation Facilitator, Emerging Innovator

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Innovations in Well-being using the Build Your Best You Principles

Join us for a series based on the principles of ASU’s Build Your Best You model. This 4-part series highlights the holistic well-being values: Live, Feel, Learn and Engage and how we can innovate in each to lead to a better, healthier lifestyle. Each session will focus on tangible practices for participants to assess their own wellness practices and personally develop. Each session will work to further enrich personal skills individually and impact across our communities. Breaking down wellness barriers makes working towards every student’s personal and professional achievements possible.

Open to everyone!

Time Commitment:
4 hours

Presented by:

Courtney Smith

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Networking 101

Innovators don't work in a bubble. Even the best and the brightest find ways to connect with others, run ideas by them, solicit input, hear their constructive feedback, and collaborate on taking your innovation to the next level. How do you find your fellow voyagers for the innovation journey? In this workshop you will learn about networking to establish new connections and build virtual relationships, then practice your networking skills with other participants.

Presented by:

Mary Graft

Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

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Everything I need to know, I learned at Disneyland: Ten Life Lessons

With most travel on hiatus right now, we have an opportunity to reflect on our journeys and why they mean so much to us. By sharing ten life lessons learned at Disneyland, participants will learn how to reflect on their favorite destinations and how those experiences have impacted their lives.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Kim Keck

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness

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ASU Sync Tips and Tricks for Students

This has been a semester unlike any other! How did your classes go? Don't want to answer that question? Want some help before next semester starts? Attend this session for tips and tricks about how to succeed in an ASU Sync course.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Arina Melkozernova, and Meredith Savvides

Creative Ideator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

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Keynote Day 1 - Learn how to be Unapologetically Ambitious with Shellye Archambeau

  

Shellye Archambeau: Fortune 500 board member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author

Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. 

Ms. Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company. During her tenure MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader.

She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. 

@shelarchambeau

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Conversational host: ASU Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack is executive director of Arizona State University Gammage and ASU vice president for cultural affairs with artistic, fiscal and administrative responsibility for two cultural facilities, with additional responsibility for Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena for non-athletic activities. She was recognized by AZBigMedia in 2017 as one of the most influential women in Arizona. 

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Collaborator, Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

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Watch-and-Talk Party: With Dr. David Williams; The Process and Lifetime of a Space Mission

Want to learn what it takes to launch a space mission? Learn about how the NASA Psyche Mission was planned from the very beginning, then join a group of fellow space travelers and discuss what lessons you might use in your own life.

Open to everyone!

Time Commitment:

This live conversation with Dr. Williams is scheduled for an hour has passed; however, the the additional optional full content of the NASA Psyche mission online course is approximately 5 hours and is available on-demand! 

Presented by:

Dr. David Williams, NASA Psyche Mission Co-Investigator

Reasoning, Creative Ideator, Innovator's Mindset, Collaborator, Entrepreneurial

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The future of Adobe at ASU

Adobe is the leader in creative software, and Arizona State has recently partnered with them to become a Creative Campus! The ASU community is committed to boosting opportunities for students to build their digital literacy and communication skills, aided by the programs available from Adobe. Join us to learn more about the future of Adobe here at ASU, new ways to get involved, and how to incorporate their tools into YOUR classroom!

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Audra Carlisle

Creative Ideator, Innovative Communicator

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Resilience Rising: Artist Interview & Studio Visit

This Zoom and filmed interview explores frontier of Augmented Reality art with husband-wife collaborative team, Diana Ayton-Shenker (Leonardo; ASU) and William T. Ayton (Visiting Artist, ASU) Through conversation, studio visit, and digital mixed media, Ayton shares his 30 year trajectory of creative collaboration w/Diana Ayton-Shenker from international art exhibitions and installations (addressing human rights, AIDS, war, and the Holocaust) to AR public art installations (New Babel, NYC; Embryo City, SF) and Resilience Rising, digital tribute (ASU)

Time Commitment:

1 hour

Presented by:

Diana Ayton-Shenker

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Keynote Day 2 - Reimagine Everything with the 5 C's of Creative Innovation, with Diana Ayton-Shenker

What if creativity opens a portal to reimagine everything? How might creativity fuel innovation for all? As creative pursuits explore new ways of knowing, seeing, and being in the world, creativity offers the tools that drives innovation, as its prime engine, its heart. This often arises in unexpected ways and at unexpected intersections, blurring artificial boundaries of arts, sciences, and technology. At its best, creative innovation sparks imagination and inspires transformation. Without its creative heart, innovation risks being reduced to purposeless novelty, merely new for the sake of cleverness, efficiency, or expediency alone. How do we cultivate innovation as a force for good, as a force of change? To generate positive transformation, creative tools ensure that innovation combines inventiveness with impactfulness. This session introduces 5 impactful, creative practices and practical tools underlying innovation, the  “5 Cs”: —Creative Collaboration, Connectivity, Contemplation, Content, and Critique. An exclusive preview of video excerpts from an ASU-Leonardo and UDI collaboration will showcase the 5 Cs exemplified by Leonardo misfits, masters, and maestros,—because extraordinary times call for extraordinary vision and visionaries.

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Keynote speaker: Diana Ayton-Shenker, CEO of Leonardo/ISAST, Executive Director of ASU-Leonardo Initiative, and ASU Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media, & Engineering. 

 Diana Ayton-Shenker is CEO, Leonardo/ISAST (International Society of Arts, Science, Technology); Executive Director, ASU-Leonardo Initiative; and ASU Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Arts, Media, & Engineering.  Diana has published four books, including,A New Global Agenda, producedNewBabel, a 10-story tall A.R. public art installation (Union Square Park, NYC). As Fast Forward Fund founder, and CEO of Global Momenta, she was honored by President Bill Clinton, named among “25 Leading Women Changing the World” (Good Business NY), and featured among 31 Inspiring Women in Nonprofit Management (UNC). Diana speaks four languages and holds an LLM  (International Human Rights Law, University of Essex Law School), and a BA with Honors (International Relations, University of Pennsylvania). She was inaugural Global Catalyst Senior Fellow at The New School, Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton, Senior Fellow in Venture Philanthropy at Bard College, and has held senior positions with Human Rights Watch, P.E.N., Mercy Corps,  and the United Nations. Diana has taught at The New School, Bard College, the American University of Paris, and Hunter College of the CUNY, where she directed the first undergraduate program of Human Rights in the U.S. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn, and many international gatherings.

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Make Room for More! Using MediaAmp to share

MediaAMP is an enterprise licensed and supported tool designed to securely host media content such as audio/video files, PDFs, and SCORM objects, and reliably deliver them around the globe to a variety of devices. It can help you reduce your reliance on that precious Canvas course storage space, reach more of your students more reliably, and accelerate the accessibility of your media content by automatically generating captions for audio and video uploads.

Time Commitment:

1 hour

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Josh Sipahigil

Innovative Communicator

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Create Your Career KanBan Board

Having a plan for your future is important, even as early as your first year at ASU. You will build upon this plan throughout your academic journey, but it’s important to start early- join us to learn about career resources available to you and how you can start building that plan now by building a Career KanBan Board.

Time Commitment:

30 minutes

Presented by:

Beverly Johnson & Eduardo Alonso

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Keynote Day 3 - Empowering Innovators to be Culture Leaders

Listen in as four campus leaders illuminate the powerful symbiotic relationship between culture and innovation at ASU. Explore innovation through a human-centered lens, and gain insight into how culture + innovation come together, collide, support each other and might sometimes be in conflict/creative tension with each other. Ultimately, every member of the ASU community is responsible for culture. Everyday, we need to ask ourselves, “How can I contribute to the culture of innovation at ASU?”

Presented by:

Michael M. Crow, President of Arizona State University

Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of America’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the United States, and consequential societal impact.

Lauded as the "#1 most innovative" school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for six consecutive years, ASU is a student-centric, technology-enabled knowledge enterprise focused on complex global challenges related to sustainability, economic competitiveness, social embeddedness, entrepreneurship and global engagement. 

Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer of Arizona State University

Lev Gonick is Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University. He is also a professor of practice in the School of Public Affairs.

An educator, technologist, and smart city architect, he has been teaching, working, and living on the Net for more than 25 years. Prior to ASU, he was co-founder and CEO of DigitalC, the award-winning non-profit organization enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next generation broadband networks, big open data solutions, and IoT for public benefit.

Inside Business Magazine named Professor Gonick one of their Power 100 in 2015. In 2011 Government Technology awarded him one of their "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation."​ In the same year Crain's Business Cleveland named him one its "10 Difference Makers"​ in Northeast Ohio and Broadband Properties honored him with their Cornerstone Award for "using fiber to build an inclusive society and empower individuals."​ In 2010 he received recognition as "Visionary of the Year" from NATOA. He has been recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT leader and honored by CIO magazine with a CIO 100 Award.

Minu Ipe, Managing Director and Vice Chair of the University Design Institute

Dr. Minu Ipe is the Managing Director and Vice Chair of the University Design Institute (UDI) at Arizona State University. At UDI, Minu brings her expertise in organizational design, leadership and culture to partner with higher education leaders to co-design solutions that enable universities to be more relevant, successful and sustainable. She manages UDI’s global engagements with 150+ universities in 20+ countries to advance innovative designs across these institutions. As an Advisor to the President at ASU, Minu leads large-scale design initiatives that strengthen ASU’s capacity for innovation and long term impact. They include the redesign and transformation of academic units, university-wide leadership development and multiple efforts to strengthen a culture of innovation. Minu’s track record includes initiatives at the intersection of business and academia, academic program leadership, and four years as ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Architect. She is also a faculty member at the W.P. Carey School of Business

Christine Whitney Sanchez, Chief Culture Officer, University Technology Office at Arizona State University

Christine Whitney Sanchez is a social entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and architect of large-scale transformation. She has worked across five continents to build the capacity for mindful leadership, strategic collaboration and thriving organizations and communities.

As the Chief Culture Officer for the University Technology Office, she collaboratively designs and advances an integrated approach to the development of UTO’s values-led organizational culture. To enhance ASU’s local impact and social embeddedness, she actively works within and beyond ASU to co-develop solutions to the critical social, cultural and environmental issues facing 21stcentury Arizona.

Integrating her experience as a psychotherapist, Christine focuses on leadership from the inside-out. Taking a holistic approach to change, she engages the whole system to build on strengths and create the conditions for success.

Christine has guided tens of thousands of stakeholders to resolve thorny issues and generate new opportunities. She has trained thousands of change leaders around the globe in strength-based approaches to leadership and organization development. She has facilitated some of the largest intergenerational conversations in the world. And that is what brings her joy.

Collaborator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

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Engaging Small Groups with Zoom Meetings

Learn how to use Zoom meetings for small group engagement. At the start of the pandemic recruitment staff had to quickly adjust all college fair, school visits and student appointments to a digital format. This presentation will go over how and why Admission Services uses Zoom meetings for college fairs, information and event assistance centers and more.

Time Commitment:

45 minutes

Presented by:

Richard Frische

Creative Ideator, Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

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When journeys go awry: innovation on a crooked line

“The right way to wholeness is made up, unfortunately, of fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is a longissima via, not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites in the manner of the guiding caduceus, a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.” (Jung, Psychology and Alchemy) When innovating our way forward, our best laid plans are as likely to lead to fateful detours and wrong turnings--side roads, breakdowns, misadventures--as to success, victory, or recognition. These crossroads offer something of immeasurably great value: the acknowledgment of contradictions, the union of opposites, the right way to wholeness. We can find allies at the crossroads--strange and unexpected allies shrouded in ambiguity, whose familiarity with the darkness, detours, and the dead may be just what we need to walk the long, exhilarating--and sometimes terrifying--road to wholeness. In this interactive and exploratory workshop, participants will: map out hoped-for destinations, retrace detours and wrong-turnings that have led you to this point, and find a shrouded ally to help you along the road to wholeness. Join us at the crossroads and invite allies to help you along your innovation journey.

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Assoc. Professor Gaymon Bennett and Dr. Tamara Christensen

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Keynote Day 4 - How does a tech company achieve mind-blowing success? A mistake had a lot to do with it.

David Freedman knows a little bit about the journey of innovation - he co-founded the #1 fastest growing company in the Sun Devil 100 class of 2020, Freestar. He also knows that mistakes and failure lie at the heart of innovation. Listen in as Ji Mi Choi, Founding Director of the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at ASU, and David discuss innovation, entrepreneurship, and the happy accidents that can happen when we're open to journeys taking new paths. 

David Freedman, Co-Founder of Freestar, Sun Devil 100 #1 fastest growing company, and EY Mountain Desert Region Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.

David Freedman is the co-founder of Freestar, a managed service that simplifies the challenges of website monetization to help publishers and e-commerce sites reach their true revenue potential. Since Freestar’s inception in 2015, the company has seen an explosive growth of 36,680 percent for 2018 and earned the number one position on Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2019.

A 15-year veteran in the digital advertising and publishing space, Freedman’s entrepreneurial career began when he founded a college calendar company, Tempe12 while at Arizona State University in 2004. He scaled the business to reach 21 other universities, giving away 500,000 copies a year and attracting millions of online viewers. It was from Freedman’s experience scaling and growing Tempe12 that he learned firsthand the pain points of publishers and how to overcome them, leading to his focus on digital advertising and later, to Freestar. In 2013, Freedman also started and ran Salut Bar & Kitchen in Tempe, that he sold five years later.

Freedman is currently on the Advisory Board of SURF, a company that connects rideshare passengers with content via tablets, and is a Venture Mentor at Coplex, a Venture Builder that fosters high-growth tech companies. Freedman earned his B.S. in Business and Commercial Real Estate from Arizona State University.

Presented by:

Ji Mi Choi, Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise, Founding Executive Director, J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University 

Ji Mi Choi is an associate vice president at Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise and leads the Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute in service to schools and units across the institution, and the greater community.

Previously, Ji Mi served in various fast-paced and evolving roles at New York University: early in her career at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts before new media was new media; later at the Polytechnic University (now the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU), first serving as the chief of staff to the president and vice president for strategic initiatives, then later serving as the senior director of integration, leading the merger between the two institutions; and subsequently serving as the assistant vice president for global programs planning. Ji Mi has also served at the world-renowned Earth Institute at Columbia University, ultimately as chief of staff and assistant deputy director.

A long-time New Yorker by way of Seoul and an avid internationalist, Ji Mi has served in a leadership role for the United Nations Development Programme and in various capacities for numerous start-up organizations, both not-for-profit and for-profit (helping take a company public in the days of the dot-com boom), and has been involved in political campaigns.

Ji Mi serves on the boards of the StartupAZ Foundation, the Co+Hoots Foundation and numerous local and national advisory councils and committees for entrepreneur- supporting organizations and programs.

Ji Mi received her B.A. in English literature and communications from Marymount Manhattan College and her M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University. 

Entrepreneurial, Emerging Innovator

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What does your digital footprint say about you?

As you begin searching for and applying to internship and/or career opportunities, your digital footprint will be reviewed by potential employers. Make sure yours is ready for the eyes of those making the hiring decisions!

Time Commitment:

30 minutes

Presented by:

Jenna Figaro

Reasoning, Innovative Communicator

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Diplomacy in action - character driven leadership in U.S. foreign policy and U.S. embassies

Ambassador (ret) Michael Polt and Ambassador (ret) Edward O'Donnell, both Professors of Practice will lead participants in an interactive session to demonstrate group decision making in US. embassies or interagency teams and how tough decisions are made in foreign policy. Examples will be provided of U.S. leaders and diplomats who were "character-driven leaders", making the right decision, at the right time, for the right reasons for a cause greater than self."

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Presented by:

Retired Ambassador and Professor of Practice Edward O'Donnell, Professor of Practice Michael Polt

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Keynote Day 5 - How to be Undaunted: A conversation with Kara Goldin, Founder + CEO of Hint and author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters

Join us for a conversation with ASU alumna Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint and author of “Undaunted. Overcoming Doubts and Doubters”. With zero experience in the beverage industry and using her own health transformation as a motivator for change, Kara turned her love for unsweetened flavored water into one of the most successful businesses of our time and pioneered a whole new category of beverage. In “Undaunted,” she shares real stories about her own fears and doubts, the challenges she encountered and what she did to overcome them to eventually build a great business and a life she loves. Her secret? Be undaunted. Deal with your fears. Move forward despite uncertainty. Turn criticism into motivation, and go for it.

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water, and the author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts & Doubters

She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping and Ecommerce at America Online where she helped lead the growth of its shopping and ecommerce business to over a $1 billion in revenue.

She is an active speaker & writer and hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show (previously known as Unstoppable) where she interviews unstoppable founders, entrepreneurs and other disruptors across various industries.

She lives in the Bay Area. Follow Kara on all social handles @KaraGoldin

Presented by:
Dr. Christine Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University, ASU Alumni Association President, and Managing Director, Trustees of ASU. 

Among her other executive roles, Dr. Wilkinson has served as the vice president of student affairs and the university’s interim athletic director on three separate occasions. She is a tenured faculty member in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College. 

Her current community engagement includes serving on the following boards: Valley of the Sun United Way, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Arizona Business Leaders Association, Japanese American National Museum Governors, Pat Tillman Foundation, Charter 100 and ASU InvestU.  She is also on the National Leadership Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Arizona Educational Foundation Advisory Board. She is a member of the Arizona Women’s Forum and ASU Women & Philanthropy.

Dr. Wilkinson was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame as the first Living Legacy in education and received the Most Admired Leader Lifetime Achievement award from the Phoenix Business Journal.  In 2018, she received the Tempe Community Council’s Don Carlos Humanitarian Award and was selected as one of the Most Influential Business Women by the AZ Business Magazine. She also has received the Tempe Business Woman of the Year from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Leadership Woman of the Year, the CASE Crystal Apple Award, and received additional community awards for leadership and service. Her educational background includes: BA in Education with distinction from ASU, a MA in Education, Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from ASU. 

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The future of Digital Portfolios at ASU

Digital portfolios allow students to connect with others, illustrate their skills, and reflect on their work-- so why don’t we use them more often in our classrooms? Learn more about how to include portfolios in your curriculum, create your own using free tools available to us at ASU, and make your work stand out from the crowd!

Time Commitment:

1 hour

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Story-telling: actualizing and activating personal statement and digital portfolio tools for post-graduate life

We all tell stories; stories help us make sense of our worlds and ourselves. We tell stories to help ourselves make sense of where we are, where we want to go, who we are, and who we want to be. We tell stories to make, ascribe, and ascertain meaning. It only makes sense that as we think toward embarking on post-collegiate life, we imagine our future selves and craft plans to help us to actualize and activate these selves. Also, we are likely going to need to convey our stories to potential graduate programs and employers. When students work on telling these stories via personal statement and portfolio, students engage opportunities for reflective processing, milestone achievement recording, education planning/mapping, and career plan formulation. Via these tools, we are better able to and better equipped to connect with personal career and academic goals; and, best-positioned to manage the engagement, refinement, and attainment of these goals.

Time Commitment:

Asynchronous 2.5 hours

Presented by:

Laura Clemons

Innovative Communicator, Emotional Intelligence + Awareness, Emerging Innovator

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Founders Lab Thesis - Mentorship Studio

Want to see and engage with some of our Honors student startup concepts? Join our Founder's Lab Session and get the opportunity to learn more about some of the 34 startup thesis projects that our students are working on this year. Review their work, provide productive, positive feedback and find ways to support the teams moving forward. This opportunity allows you to digitally review student submissions, and give them feedback on their projects.

Time Commitment:
1-2 hours, or as much or little feedback as you'd like to give!

Presented by:

Founders Lab Program Director, Jared Byrne

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