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Inventing Tool for Your World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

People report feeling immediately stuck when faced with the opportunity to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21. They say they don’t know what to do.

Brock Davis
Brock Davis

Using this Inventing Tool might help.  If you know its source, please pass it along.  It would be good to give credit to its creator.
Ignite Your Thinking
Consider each of the six categories, allow your thoughts to flow to a place of ‘can-do’ to experience what emerges.
It’s helpful to have a device to record your impressions.
Ready?
CREATE:  something totally new, a new capacity, a new culture, a new team, a new activity, a new strategy, a new skill, a new paradigm, a new habit, a new friend
ENHANCE/DEVELOP:  your capacities, your team, your organization, your potential, your efficiencies, your effectiveness, your resource conservation, your sense of humour, your connections with others, your sense of self worth
DELETE:  something that already exists, make it disappear totally for you, your family, your team, your organization, your community, your school, your friends, your association
IMPLEMENT: something to make a sustainable change in your life, your work, your organization, your relationships, your well being, your skill base, your competency, your status, your peace of mind, your outlook on life
KEEP:  something that you value, is your core business, is your reason for being, brings you joy, brings satisfaction, eliminates suffering, gives you energy, educates others, connects people, brings you peace
REDUCE:  something that annoys or irritates you, interferes with your sense of fairness, takes time away from important things for you, your team, your school, your community, your family
Hope this helps!
 

The Creative Museum – MuseumNext

4b288638-557c-485f-ae5c-b221945b90a3Here’s a creative museum activity in the Uk during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2016.
 
THE CREATIVE MUSEUM
18 APR 2016
16:00 – 18:00
CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY, DUBLIN CASTLE
THE CREATIVE MUSEUM
In collaboration with a range of local partners, museums professionals and MuseumNext participants, the Creative Museum Project and the Chester Beatty Library will stage a high-paced, interactive and fun event about creativity and maker culture in museums.
In a relaxed, open environment, participants will be treated to a curated and highly interactive programme of lightning talks, fast workshops, and social mingling.
Contributors to the programme include:
Jo Ann Sunderland Bowe – Heritec
Jasper Visser – Inspired by Coffee
Jenny Siung – Chester Beatty Library
Ian Brunswick – Science Gallery
The topic: creativity, makers, and museums
Museums are often viewed as dead spaces. Yet museums contain incredible collections and inspire creativity, learning, and curiosity. How can museums tap into the creativity of their communities, maker culture and – ultimately – their own creativity, to face their various challenges and be better institutions? The event will present various perspectives on these questions, showcase best practices and invite participants to explore their own creativity.
 

Let Your Frontline Workers Be Creative


We know that creativity and innovation fuel new products, services, even strategies. But too many executives make the mistake of assuming creativity is just reserved for a certain department or just the white-collar knowledge-workers in their firms. New research shows how important it is for all employees to be creative, even if they’re not high up on the org chart.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: hbr.org
Keep this article in your back-pocket as support for using World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to advance the creativity in your organization.
 

How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert


Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: ‘Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play.”
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.washingtonpost.com
Wondering how we all have been shaped toward creativity and creative thinking thanks to our early years influences. A worthwhile read for people who spend time with young children.
See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

Brewing Innovation at University of Michigan through across campus random coffee meet-ups

Innovate Brew is a first-of-its-kind program that randomly matches U-M faculty for 30-minute coffee meetings once a month to foster more innovative thinking on campus.


So simple an idea.  Perhaps an initiative to begin at your workplace for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?
 
https://record.umich.edu/articles/random-coffee-meet-ups-spurring-innovation-across-campus

The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness


Why can’t we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected?
What if, by using creativity, along with an openness to express and consider new ideas, new decisions, new actions, new outcomes, hopelessness can be overcome?
Source: www.huffingtonpost.ca
Looking forward to participating in #hopedecoded on March 27 @banffcentre
Let’s inspire hope during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.
See what you can do.

WCIW: a global time to shift creative energy on every level

Celebrating WCIW can be achieved on different levels; and each one is absolutely right.

This levels list provides you options from which to consider where you might contribute to a global shift in creative energy and expression during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21.  All of them count. Whichever level you choose to engage in contributes to the world opening up for new potentials to emerge.

  • personally, on your own
  • interpersonally, with a small group or team or family or among friends
  • in a larger group, a class,  department
  • organizationally
  • inter-organizationally
  • culturally

For WCIW we understand creating as generating new ideas, making new decisions and/or taking new actions that make the world a better place and make your place in the world better too.  What might you do?
Do what you can, okay?  I recently heard from a family in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada  who decided to forgo watching television and using all other electronic media from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am for the WCIW April 5-21 week.
What are your plans?  Post them here for others to see.