2017 Canadian Business Excellence Award Winner to Link Design Thinking to Corporate Impact in Community (November 2-3, 2017)

Oct 11, 2017 5:00 PM ET

TORONTO, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Brock Hart, Founder & CEO of Overlap Associates, and a 2017 Canadian Business Excellence award recipient, will speak to "The Possibilities of Human-Centered Design" at the upcoming Toronto conference Inside Out: A Transformative Approach to Community Investment.

Inside Out is a future-looking conference designed to advance the practice of how companies invest in community. As many companies today are seeking ROI through community investment, participants of the conference will have the opportunity to explore how business priorities such as diversity and inclusion, employee wellness, and employee engagement can be advanced through community investment. The design-thinking approach offered by Inside Out will provide attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to advance their impact: in community, upon employees, and ultimately throughout the entirety of their companies or organizations. 

"Inside Out is designed for companies seeking to impact community," says Stephanie Robertson, CEO & Founder of SiMPACT Strategy Group. "This way of thinking encourages companies to focus the skills, talents and ambitions of employees on opportunities that have greater community impact. The creativity and structure of design-thinking can be invaluable in achieving that objective."

Brock Hart's focus on "The Possibilities of Human-Centered Design" will shed light on thinking differently with regard to how exactly change occurs. His discussion will focus on the potential of human-centered design thinking as a frame through which we can plan to achieve community impact, on an employee level and ideally, within organizational culture.

"Overlap is a rapidly growing company at the intersection of craft, design thinking and digital," says Brock Hart, CEO & Founder. "I am looking forward to engaging with the group assembled at Inside Out because we share a similar passion, making things better for people, their organizations and ultimately, the world around them."

Community investment has a role to play in addressing vital corporate priorities. Join Canadian and international peers on November 2-3, in Toronto. Think Inside Out.

For more information, please call Arundel Gibson at (416) 642-5461. Or visit: https://www.lbg-canada.ca/news/conference/.

Register for Inside Out: A Transformative Approach to Community Investmenthttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inside-out-a-transformative-approach-to-community-investment-tickets-36789460266

About the Co-Organizers

LBG Canada is a network of professionals guiding community investment, CSR and social engagement strategies on behalf of many leading companies. Each year, the LBG Canada network assembles for the purpose of advancing the practice of community investment through information sharing, peer-led discussion and data analysis. For more information on LBG Canada, please visit: www.lbg-canada.ca.

Realized Worth is a global consulting firm offering design and implementation support for employee volunteering programs. Now, Realized Worth offers an online learning platform that focusses on empowering the leadership of employees to grow and scale programs through training and certification. For more information on Realized Worth, please visit: https://www.rlzdwrth.com/who-we-are.

About the Venue

Inside Out will be hosted by LoyaltyOne, within the new, state-of-the-art Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto.

Located in the emerging hub of urban activity and corporate head offices on King Street east of Sherbourne Street, the 500,000 square foot, 17-storey office tower targeting LEED® Gold was designed by award-winning Toronto architectural firm, Diamond Schmitt Architects. The Globe and Mail Centre is within walking distance of the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto’s Waterfront, Union Station and other modes of transportation. Just minutes from the downtown core, The Globe and Mail Centre offers elegant spaces with panoramic city and lake views.