Just in case you haven’t seen this yet. Worth reading.
For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it.
About 10 years ago, a similar headline appeared in Canada’s National Post newspaper, and, as a result, World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) was born. Celebrations began in 2002 and now cover the globe. It’s purpose is to engage and inspire people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too, without causing harm.
WCIW happens wherever you are. It’s grassroots, spread through word-of-mouth and is totally volunteer.
For further info see: www.worldcreativity.ca and the attached presentation document from the World Futures Society presentation: World Creativity and Innovation Week: Sustaining the Global Human Spirit.
Off to the World Futures Conference in Boston for the next few days to learn and contribute to what’s happening in the future, this year’s theme: Sustainable Futures, Strategies and Technologies.
Sparked by the notion that the future really depends on the people who make it happen, we’re presenting two sessions to emphasize the importance of how people feel when they engaged in using new thinking to make new decisions. One is a pre-conference all day workshop, the other a concurrent conference session.
Making the Covert Overt: Strategies to Sustain the Creative Human Spirit in Futures Planning
During this pre-conference session Megan Mitchell and I will be making the case that affect or emotion, influences people’s involvement in futures planning workshops and will show a variety of techniques to show the effectiveness of using a framework developed by Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef as a guide. The day long session provides:
Proven presentation and engagement techniques to foster improved futures thinking and foresight by honoring the human spirit
Strategies, tools and tips for unleashing new pathways to knowledge
World Creativity and Innovation Week: Sustaining the Global Human Spirit
This concurrent session provides insights into ways creativity can be actualized annually for the benefit of creating better futures. World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 (WCIW) began in Canada in 2001 and is celebrated in more than 43 countries. It’s grass roots, word-of-mouth, volunteer and it continues to grow.
Tom McMillian, Megan Mitchell and I present the rationale behind the celebration, its history and share examples of its positive influence citing examples from