Cohort members,

Happy new year! We hope you all had a relaxing holiday and break. 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year and it is all kicking off with our third face to face session on Friday January 20th at 8:30AM @ MaRS. We are in the process of cooking up another awesome day of learning, sharing and refining our action plans. To that end we have a few things we need you to do before the day.


Prior to Friday January 13th please…..

  1. Fill in this important Action Plan Survey: Take 5 minutes to fill in this short action plan status survey. It will give us a snapshot of where your Action Plan is at and important data that we will use to support you on the day. (5min max)

Prior to Friday January 20th please…..

  1. Publish your Action Plan Post – Prior to our meeting on the 20th we would like everyone to post their reflection from the 2nd face to face session and the action plan design thinking experience. Where did you start and where did you end up? Share how your thinking has shifted since then and where you have arrived (Include pics of your design thinking work if you can). If you are stuck share that too!!  While we hate deadlines please post it by the end of day on January 19th. Be sure to add the “Action Plan” category and appropriate tags to your post. Refresher How-To Video HERE. ***Some of you have already done this but feel free to post an update should you have one***
  1. Read and comment on three cohort member blogs

There has been some AMAZING thinking published since we last met and incredible conversations started as a result. Please read at least three other member blogs and comment on them. This feedback is what fuels the cohort community and the support experience. Remember to call out each other using the “@” symbol so we can bring more perspectives to each comment thread. Click here for the recent post feed . Scroll through the posts and jump in.

  1. Tweet & Share,

Tweet your thoughts to @Cohort21 and use the #cohort21 hash tag. Share a resource, reflection or kudo

Post to our Google+ community if you have any BIG questions that you want the cohort to chime in on.

Nuts and Bolts for January 20th: MaRS – location, lunch, parking info and more

Are you coming?: Please let us know if you are NOT coming so we can plan our lunch numbers

When do we begin? – Please arrive at 8:30 AM for 8:45 am start

Where is MARS and how do I get there?: Click here for all info concerning transportation

Where are we meeting? : We will be gathering in the CR3 meeting room. It is located in the Collaboration Centre in Suite 100 on the Ground Floor. Suite 100 is past the security desk so you can go to Phase 1 Security for directions if you need help.

Is lunch being served? – You bet! It will be yummy with vegan and gluten free options

Will this be a great day of learning, sharing, & collaborating? Of course!

Don’t forget to book your supply coverage for this day. The day will run from 8:30am-3:30pm. We will again have a social following the day at a local pub/restaurant. These are always fun events so if you can make is we would love for you to stick around.

See you in two weeks!

The Cohort 21 Team

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