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Reminder: Maximizing Productivity and Encouraging Innovation Through Design: A Workshop for Thought Leaders, Designers and Architects

October 5, 2007
by Canadian Architect

This half-day workshop organized by the Rotman School of Management and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) takes place from 8:00am to 1:30pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in the Fleck Atrium at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The three renowned speakers at this event are: Eugene Kohn, FAIA of Kohn Pedersen Fox; Steve McConnell, FAIA of NBBJ; and Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School. They will focus on how space, design and integrative thinking can foster productivity and innovation within organizations.

The program is as follows:

8:00am-8:55am: Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:55am-9:00am: Welcoming Remarks from the Rotman School and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

9:00am-10:00am: How Architecture Can Influence and Change Corporate Culture
This presentation is delivered by A. Eugene Kohn, Chairman, Kohn Pedersen Fox (New York); Executive Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Co-Author, Architecture and Urbanism 1993-2003 (Rizzoli, 2003); Co-Author, Building Type Basics for Office Buildings (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).

10:00am-10:10am: Refreshment Break

10:10am-11:10am: In Pursuit of Change Design: Creating Performance Driven, Humanistic and Sustainable Environments
This presentation is given by Steve McConnell, Managing Partner and Partner in Charge of Design, NBBJ (Seattle); Collaborated with Bruce Mau on Change Design: Conversations about Architecture as the Ultimate Business Tool (Ostberg Press, 2006)

11:10am-12:10pm: Integrative Thinking and Architecture
Roger Martin speaks on why the best business thinkers share something in common with the best architects how they solve complex problems where there appears to be no good answer initially. Both are Integrative Thinkers , whether they know it or not. Roger L. Martin is Dean, Premiers Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness and Director, AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management; Author, The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (for Harvard Business School Press, December 2007).

12:10pm-12:15pm: Closing Remarks from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch

The fee to participate on October 10, 2007 is $195 per person plus GST. For alumni of the Rotman School, University of Toronto, the Ontario College of Art and Design, or members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the fee is $165 per person plus GST. Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch are included in the fee.

Please register by noon on October 9, 2007 by visiting or Dress code is business casual.

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