2017 Session Description

Twisted Tools and Techniques

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Tools/Techniques
Thursday 1:30pm • Court 6
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

The world is an immensely diverse place. We are all unique. One size does not fit all. Creative Problem Solving is no exception. In our work today, we are challenged to create inclusive environments and learning experiences that respect diversity.

In this session you will hear how Janeen is twisting tools this way and that way to meaningfully engage people of many backgrounds in the creative problem solving and co-design, including people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and sensory challenges.

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • Participate in a knowledge exchange about adapted tools and techniques
  • Further explore, “In what ways might we bring the voice of ALL people into the solutions space?”
  • Leave with more cool tools in your tool kit

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Janeen Halliwell
Toronto, ON

Janeen Halliwell has 28 years’ experience leading and supporting organizations that focus on improving people’s lives. Her work has evolved from a focus on quality to advancing new thinking and driving innovation in health and human services.

She has worked on five continents and taught for two universities. In 2012, she founded ‘We Move Forward,’ a 4-day International Women’s Day held on Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, Mexico. Janeen received a certificate of recognition from UN WOMEN for empowering women through this ongoing project.

She strongly believes that you’ll never feel more alive than when you feel a little scared, and strongly encourages individuals and organizations to explore and take risks. While in her mid-forties she unplugged from consulting, and sailed 9000 sea miles as a cook on a world traveling sailboat. Janeen has a MA in Leadership.

Janeen is a returning presenter. Click here to see their sessions from previous years.


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