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April 2020

Training: Demystifying Data

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curious about how data works and how it relates to your own work as a public servant? Led by Alex Chen, Senior Statistics Advisor with the Government of Ontario, this training workshop will introduce participants to working with data in a government environment. We’ll cover general best practices, tools and techniques related to data management, visualization and privacy, and discuss relevant examples for public servants new to data science or those looking for a refresher to level up their skills.…

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Civic Hall Toronto Office Hours

April Office Hours with MPAC

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Drop by before work to connect with staff from Civic Hall Toronto and our government member teams over coffee and bagels. Our monthly Office Hours are casual, drop-in events that are meant to create connections between people inside and outside government. Each Office Hours shines a spotlight on a different organization, government team, or community project. For this edition of Office Hours, staff from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will be sharing some of the work they're doing. Want…

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Lunch & Learn: Inclusive Research and Usability Testing

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 21, we’re hosting a collaborative, open discussion on how a people-first approach to research and testing leads to better insights – putting the ‘us’ in usability testing. Too often, technology products and services that are meant to improve the lives of everyday people are researched, designed and prototyped entirely behind closed doors. This could lead to biased technology that isn’t built for all users in mind. The key to avoid falling into this trap is to engage…

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May 2020

Training: Human-Centered Design I

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Hall Toronto, 192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

This is the first of two workshops on human-centered design – this part focuses on user research and synthesis. Led by design strategist Meghan Hellstern, this session is intended for public servants at all levels who are interested in learning more about the mindset and methods of design thinking and human-centered design (HCD). This introductory course is built for those who are new to this exciting set of tools and techniques that can help surface critical insights, unlock new value…

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June 2020

Training: Human-Centered Design II

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Hall Toronto, 192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada
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This is the second of two workshops on human-centered design – this part focuses on ideation, prototyping and testing. Led by Meghan Hellstern, this session is intended for public servants at all levels who are interested in diving deeper into a critical set of practices under the human-centered design and design thinking umbrella: ideation, prototyping and testing. This course is built for participants with some basic knowledge of human-centered design as it will expose participants to more advanced practices that…

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