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Make connections across disciplines

“… the ability to make connections across disciplines-arts and sciences, humanities and technology-is a key to innovation, imagination, and genius.” Walter Isaacson (2017) Leonardo da Vinci. p3.

Imagine you have a day of freedom to explore cross-disciplinary thinking, and that you take the opportunity to combine what you’re working on now with sustainable development to create something new, to innovate.

You have that day – it’s World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21.

See what you can do.

FYI World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 begins on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15.

Check out where your search engine points when you query his name. Who knows what you’ll find out that you can use for inspiration.

Enhance Workplace Creativity during WCIW

“You’re much more imaginative than you think, but your workplace — which needs your very best ideas — may be driving the creativity right out of you.” Professor Jeanne Liedtka, University of Virginia.

WCIW Global Logo 2014

Why not use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to enhance creativity in your workplace?

WCIW April 15-21 occurs each year to remind people to

  • Generate new ideas
  • Make new decisions
  • Take new actions

Open the door for new potentials to emerge at the same time as are so many others all over the world.

April 15 is Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. Using his example, combine two different needs to create an inventive idea. Combine a meeting with exercise, for example to arrive at holding a meeting where people stand. Combine a presentation with curiosity and have attendees ask questions of the presenter rather than the presenter doing a ‘show-and-tell’ to start off. Combine WCIW with lunch and together with your colleagues hold a conversation about what it might be like to have a creative workplace… and what you might do to support it.

Join the World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 movement.  Submit your creative act for WCIW 2015 here.

Design Like Leonardo da Vinci during #WCIW (World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21)

Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday marks the beginning of World Creativity and Innovation Week each year – April 15 – 21.

Here’s a SXSW slide presentation by Brian Sullivan that has lots of fodder to enhance your own creative process and those of others.

Remember to post your event in our WCIW facebook group and WCIW facebook page.  We’ll be making the transition to the page eventually – feel free to like it to help the process.