Andrea's #ChangeTheNow Passport

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Andrea Cox

I am a mom to a 17 year old daughter and a lover of the outdoors. I believe with a positive mindset anything is possible.
Georgian College
Child and Youth Care
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I want to be a Changemaker because...

Being in the Child and Youth Care program, I have seen many gaps in the system and want to be part of the change to fill the gaps in the system.Β 

My Changemaker Pathway

Empathizer iconI am an Empathizer

I want to connect with people, so I can really understand what they are facing.

My UN Sustainable Development Goal
Sustainable Cities & Communities

As part of #ChangeTheNow, I’m working on solving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

My Passport Stamps

#ChangeTheNow participants must complete modules centered around the Design Thinking process. Passport stamps are awarded as modules are completed.
My Mobius Module Completed
Team Canvass Module Completed
Changemaker in Residency Week Incomplete
Empathize Module Completed
Define Module Completed
Ideate Module Completed
Prototype & Test Module Completed
Pitch Module Incomplete
ME=WE Module Incomplete

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-25 09:24:33 -0800 complete_your_hcdt_stage_prototype_test_reflection_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    How might the prototype & test stage help you with overcoming a fear of failure or challenging your assumptions about what is β€˜right’?

    Andrea's Answer

    The prototype stage allows you to be fearless while you work through different possible scenarios and challenges to come up with a viable solution. I love knowing and understanding that I may not get it right the first time or the 1oth time, it's knowing that I am starting each time with a little bit more experience and knowledge, and with every attempt, I am getting a little closer to the result. Embrace fear and your mistakes and failures and see them as stepping stones, not roadblocks. When we are able to do all of these things is when we will be able to get to the "right" solution.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-17 07:25:59 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_ideate_reflection_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    How might ideation help you develop your active listening skills to brainstorm and reflect on ideas effectively with your team?

    Andrea's Answer

    The ideate stage allowed us to expand on our ideas as well and really brainstorm and expand on existing ideas. My team and I have always participated in active listening. Through active listening, we have been able to build on each other ideas which allowed us to build a much stronger vision for our project.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-10 06:42:59 -0800 _complete_your_hcdt_stage_define_reflection_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    How might you explain the value of you having a systems-thinking mindset when attempting to define and understand a complex problem?

    Andrea's Answer

    The system-thinking mindset allows us to see different perspectives of a problem, what exists in those problems, and possible leverage points to make changes to the problem.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-11-04 07:45:47 -0700 complete_your_hcdt_stage_empathize_reflection_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    After learning about how to empathize with the people affected by your SDG’s social issue, how you might apply empathy to working with the members on your CTN Innovation Team?

    Andrea's Answer

    The empathize module allowed me to see and feel others' emotions and struggles as well as their strengths. Empath mapping was a great exercise to challenge what we hear, see, feel. We went through several empathy mapping exercises to find the common denominators with our stakeholders. It has shown me that empathy can be and should be a lens we look through no matter who we are dealing with. Our ability to empathize will allow us to understand and work toward win/win solutions.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-29 11:04:57 -0700 create_your_team_canvas_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    What did you personally learn about the process of creating your team canvass?

    Andrea's Answer

    This was a great activity to go through to get to know the team members but also to understand that as we progress through this project the Team Canvas will change.

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    posted in "Inclusive Design and Mobility Challenge – SDG #11" 2022-09-29 07:14:35 -0700 complete_your_mobius_strip_reflection_103

    πŸ€” Reflection question

    After completing the Mobius Strip exercise, what do you feel are next steps towards contributing to the community you care about?

    Andrea's Answer

    This was a very interesting exercise. This exercise showed me how important and connected ME/WE are and that it takes ME/WE to make change happen. I remember hearing the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child". "ME" as a person can be inspired by an idea, however, it takes "WE" to create lasting positive, sustainable change.

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