This infographic may help you prepare your project or activity to share for World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, 2018 (WCID). Thanks to blogger Daisy Hartwell for her creation. Be patient – it may take a moment to load.
As you review the list, make a mental note of which are new to you, ones you can add to your creative thinking. behaviour repertoire.
Remember to upload your WCID April 21 and WCIW April 15-21 celebrations for this coming year to serve as examples and inspiration for others!
In our busy world, it can be challenging to make time to advance your innovation agenda and cultivate the creativity in the people around you. The development of new thinking, new ideas, and new actions often winds up on the back burner. So why not leverage World Creativity and Innovation Week (April 15-21) to gain momentum on perplexing problems or seeking opportunities?
Welcome to World Creativity and Innovation Week Apri l 15-21. Shout out to the Banff Centre, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute for posting this article. Wishing you inspired and inspiring connections this week and beyond.
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.
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.
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
So for 2015, our collective goal as educators should be striving to innovate our projects, activities, and curriculum such that we empower our students to develop into creative, insightful, successful learners who are prepared to become leaders in their desired future.
John Kao, author of Innovation Nation, says, “To me, innovation is the set of capabilities that allow for the continuous realization of a desired future.”
According to Oxford Dictionaries, innovate means “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”
Scott Berkun’s (author of What Innovation Means) definition: “Innovation is significant positive change.” “It’s not the results that are necessarily innovative, but the way the group goes about doing its work.”
How might you leverage any of these to create an experience for WCIW this year?