Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB-A) are delivering an online "principles in practice" workshop on October 25. In this workshop, you will be tasked with a specific real-world scenario within a community context. Through this practical and immersive lens, we will embark together on the beginning of the design process, exploring and practising skills and mindsets critical to this early phase. You will experience and practice the kinds of skills and mindsets required to work effectively and respectfully with stakeholders across diverse contexts and cultures. These include:
Asking good questions: how do we work with community to define the problems and opportunities?
Listening: what does listening involve when working in cross-cultural and community contexts?
Unpacking assumptions and biases that impact our work with clients and communities.
How these skills and mindsets relate to design considerations and the successful delivery of project outcomes.
This session will balance an exploration of key concepts with opportunities to practice skills, mindsets, and tools in a supportive and low-risk environment.