Design Your Life

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:30pm PDT to Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 8:30pm PDT

LOCATION: Online - Link to be sent to participants


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**This workshop has been moved to online**

2020 has become a year of unexpected life and career changes. Do you feel stuck and anxious about the future? Do you feel like you should know what you want to do with your life but aren't sure which direction to move in because of the unsettling times we are experiencing? 

This two part interactive workshop will give you the tools to dig deeper into your curiosities, motivators and skills to help define your goals. Our workshop is based on the book "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, professors at Standford University. Burnett and Evans orginally created a class for the Stanford Design School ( to help students used the Design Thinking paradigm to explore jobs after university/college.    

Key Take-aways:

  • Learn about the power of design thinking
  • Design a process to help build your career and the life you have dreamt of having 
  • Identify up to 3 possible career designs 

Design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless fo who or where we are, what we do or have done for a career or where we are at in the lifecycle.  Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around you, everything in our lives was designed by someone. Every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeked to solve.  

About the Facilitator

Pam Nanson

Pam Nanson, BEd, is the Associate Director, Specialty Masters with UBC Sauder School of Business and a proud UBC alumna.  She is a highly experienced educator with an extensive background in learning and development projects from conception to execution.  Having spent her early days as a Secondary School Teacher, her passion of teaching shines brightly when she is delivering career development workshops for current Masters students and mentoring her team.  She is certified in the Emotional Capital Report through Roche Martin and Designing Your Life curriculum delivered by Dave Evans of Stanford University.

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