August Member Learning Event: Debate & Drinks!

Come join us for our third ML of the summer: DEBATE & DRINKS!

For this ML we are planning to have some low-key drinks and rounded discussion about some of the most pertinent topics in development and how to facilitate ethic practice of international intervention in a globalized world. We will provide topics and assign sides with the goal of understanding an issue from all sides of the coin.

There will a winning duo as determined by the panel, who will be entitiled to some free beverages or a bar snack of their chosing! Look forward to seeing you all out there. Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link:

WHERE: C’est What?

WHEN: Wednesday August 16th @ 7:30

July Member Learning Recap: Human Centered Design in Ghana

On July 15th, the Toronto Professional Chapter held an outdoor, interactive Member Learning (ML) session that threw participants into the world of a field researcher in Ghana.

Their mission: to solve the problem of gaps in data and understanding, and ultimately come up with a design that will support farmers in scaling up their business to improve their bottom line profits. Each individual was assigned a role and stayed very true to character albeit the occasional break to laugh! Through visits with an ostrich egg farmer, a premium vegetable producer, a wine maker, a reluctant coconut farmer, and others, research teams learned more and more about the need to for farmers to keep stable financial records to display their business potential to investors. At the end, each research team came up with carefully planned solution based on the principles of human centered design.

Thank you all for attending!

Engineers Without Borders Member Learning Event: Human Centered Design in Ghana

Our next member learning event is an exciting and interactive session on Human Centered Design in Ghana.   Your mission at this event will be to solve the problem of gaps in data and understanding, and ultimately come up with a design that will support the poor in cultivating better livelihoods. Please see the following link for more information.

All are welcome!  Please be sure to RSVP if you’re able to make it.  You won’t want to miss it!

North East Corner of queens park Details to follow

Saturday June 15th 1pm to 3pm

PIVOT is recruiting!

Here is a note from Sara (!

As a systems thinking leader, you have an opportunity and the ability to take action in your organization. The world is changing, workforces are changing, and stakeholders are changing. Some quick facts:

  • human experience is now at the heart of defining and delivering value for business;
  • a company’s relationships with society puts approximately 30%of corporate earnings at stake;
  • 87%of millennials believe that business success should be measured in terms of more than just financial performance;
  • culture and values are the biggest predictors of employee satisfaction.

The common element in all of these is people. I believe that as people (stakeholders, customers, and employees) demand more, companies will need to tap into their people to help create the world we all want to see. At the seventh workshop of the Engineering Change Lab (ECL), we will work to advance engineering workplaces by empowering people to find purpose in their core work.

I’m looking for someone like you + 1 senior leader from your organization join us to explore what drives you and your colleagues, and to transform that into action for a more meaningful and engaging workplace.

This workshop is the first step in a year-long process that will include guided peer-to-peer coaching in the ECL, continuous support from me to integrate the thinking and action into your organization, and a tracking system to measure your organizational progress. There is limited space available to be included in this first cohort and February is approaching fast!

Have questions? Great! Let’s talk this week, at your convenience, about next steps. Contact me via email or via phone 514-913-4820. 

Engineering Change Lab Workshop #7

February 24-25

Donald Gordon Centre, Kingston, ON

Pivot enables organizations to meaningfully engage their employees to contribute by to having a positive impact on their organization, their industry, and society by working towards the world that we want to live in. 

 The Engineering Change Lab is a platform for collaboration between individuals and organizations addressing systemic challenges (employee engagement, ethics, diversity, innovation, etc.) that hold back the engineering profession and its people.

 Sara Baptiste-Brown, MSc

Pivot Program Director | Directrice du programme Pivot |

EWB Professional Engagement Manager | Directrice d’engagement professionnel d’ISF | | 514-913-4820 | | @Pivot_EWB