Design Thinking

  • 21 May 2019
  • 11:44 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sutton Place Hotel, Winterlake Room


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Design Thinking

Dr. Kirby Wright, President of KRW Knowledge Resources will discuss new ways of design thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills in your work. This presentation will engage you in developing innovative solutions to solve complex and dynamic issues.

Kirby Wright, PHD, MBA

Dr. Kirby Wright is President of KRW Knowledge Resources Inc., an applied research and consulting firm that focuses on professional learning, innovation and knowledge management.

He has over 25 years of experience in leadership development, workplace learning and continuing learning activities including developing e-learning initiatives and creating mobile learning applications. His work in knowledge management includes developing KM strategies, designing knowledge networks, supporting personal knowledge management and enhancing evidence-based decision making and practice. His practice in the area of innovation focuses on helping individuals and organizations strengthen their innovative capacities. 

Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, working at the Faculty of Extension and School of Business. In addition to teaching and research, he was Co-Director, Academic Technologies for Learning; Director, Business Programs and Manager, Master of Business Administration Programs. He worked within the post-secondary education system in Saskatchewan where he was responsible for developing international education projects in 22 countries, primarily South East Asia.

Dr. Wright received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Alberta; Master of Business Administration at the University of Calgary and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), majoring in History and English, and Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan.

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