Finding Your Superpower

Trying to figure out what to do next in your career? Feel ready for a change? Join us for this interactive workshop to clarify your goals, find your superpower and set your path for the future!

Determining your strengths and weaknesses is an integral part of professional development, particularly as creatives. The path to success in various design disciplines isn’t always linear, which can be freeing, exciting, and also intimidating! After all, if you don’t know where you’re strongest, you may have trouble aligning your work with your best skills and may even miss the boat on developing essentials skills for the future. Among our strengths and weaknesses, we all have some dominant gift – our superpower. In this interactive workshop, participants will work through a series of exercises and to help each person discover and strengthen their superpower.

The workshop will be led by Karen Robichaud, the Director of Creative Engagement at Payette. Karen’s work has taken her from a degree in English Literature and Theatre Arts to an in-house graphic designer at an arts non-profit and an architecture firm. From there, Karen leveraged her creative and strategic approach to graphic design and communications to carve out a unique path building a culture of communication within an architecture firm.


What you'll learn
- Think creatively and strategically about your skills and strengths (articulate your superpower!)
- Articulate how your strengths and your career goals align"
- Discover new opportunities and potential for growth within your work now or position your work now as a launching pad to the next phase of your career

Who should attend
All are welcome, but the workshop is focused on those at a turning point in their careers – making a change, going for a promotion, going out on their own, etc

AIGA Members: $10
AIGA Student Member: $8
Non-Member: $15
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $12

6:30 – 6:45pm: networking / snacking / settling in
6:45 – 7:00pm: introduction
7:00 – 8:15pm: facilitator led exercises, participants share back, work in small groups, facilitator circulates
8:15 – 8:30pm: conclusion, wrap-up, any final questions

Speaker Bio
Karen Robichaud, Director of Creative Engagement, Payette

Karen joined Payette in 2012 as a graphic designer and has since led several communications initiatives from the ground-up for the firm. From the outset, Karen established Payette as a leader among other architecture firms with social media strategy, leveraging many voices across the firm. As she positioned the firm in the social media sphere, Karen took on the firm’s external communications strategies and PR initiatives. Karen is a leading voice in building a culture of communication at an architecture firm and has presented her work in a number of venues; AIA Equity by Design Symposium, AIA National Conferences, AIA COTE Annual Summit, SMPS Boston and the Boston Society of Architecture. Karen earned her BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Richmond.

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Cancellation / Refund Policy

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Boston. AIGA Boston has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the Director of Membership or Community Outreach.


Graphic by: Carolyn Depot

When & Where
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110