Community-informed Leadership

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn about what DMG community building has taught us about leading inclusive, creative teams.

Sponsored by
Women at Zynga Toronto

This workshop will first look at what a community is and how it is shaped before looking at what best practices from community building can be applied to team leadership. The talk will look at building inclusive, empowered teams that prioritize collaboration over competition in order to foster genuine growth while creating safe, creative work environments.

This Workshop is for you: This workshop is for those that are interested in creating supportive and inclusive teams based on mutual respect. The material will be directed towards existing leaders in the games industry (in any job family!), but will also be relevant to individuals interested in leadership in the broadest sense.

About the instructors

Kaitlin Tremblay is a co-director at DMG and also the lead narrative designer at CAPY Games in Toronto. Previously, she was a team lead narrative designer at Ubisoft Toronto and has worked with teams of varying sizes and structures. Kaitlin is the author of the book Ain’t No Place for a Hero: Borderlands (ECW Press, 2017) and is on the advisory board for GDC’s Independent Game Summit.

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell is the ED of DMG Toronto. She’s led teams in both non-profit arts orgs and for profit software companies. She is an interaction designer, creative technologist and grassroots community leader. When she is not the ED of DMG she works with artists and arts orgs to design and develop meaningful ways to incorporate technology into their practice.


5:00 - Introductions and welcomes

5:15 - Presentations

6:00 - Q&A


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