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Innovation Excellence | World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 is a dedicated time worldwide to inspire new action, create novel ideas, make new decisions; solve problems in new ways, do something new, support new thinking, partner with new people, hold new conversations, use a new pair of eyes. It’s is a global launch pad for new ideas, new decisions and new actions.

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Shout out to Innovation Excellence for featuring World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21!

2015 #WCIW results

Thanks so much for all of your help to spread the energy and the word about World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 (WCIW 2015).

WCIW 2016 is our 15th anniversary and it would be great to double, triple, quadruple our reach so everyone on the planet can engage in meaningful ways.

This year 26 countries, that we know of,  participated in 57 different celebrations. See wciw.org/wciw-2015 for specifics and scroll through the blog posts too.

Here are the percentage increases and the counts for each social media platform
wciw.org followers – 18% to 3402
FB page likes – 22% to 842
FB group members – 17% to 821
@worldcreativity followers – 12% to 2788
Linked in group members – 6% to 693

All of this was achieved through volunteers (thank you!!) who want to enable people to make a the world a better place in ways that are relevant to their individual contexts.

It was a great year everyone, let’s continue to collaborate, coordinate, communicate and create a greater community for sharing ideas and lending support to open doors for new potentials to emerge.

Your ideas are always welcome.

World Creativity and Innovation Week is Coming #wciw

Short (and delightful!)  video prepared by students reading for Master in Creativity and Innovation at the Edward De Bono Institute, University of Malta.

Are you prepared? Like the Edward de Bono Institute Facebook page for more about creativity and innovation: https://www.facebook.com/IoTM.uom?fref=ts

Post your creative action for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 here.

World Creativity and Innovation Week is for Everyone

Creativity is not just artistic expression, but it is the ability to bring something new into being – be it an idea, a solution, an activity, an object, a perspective, or a representation of something.

Creativity and Aging: Tap into your Potential!Creativity is part of everyone, not just “geniuses,” and we don’t have to be born with any inherent qualities or raised in special circumstances to be creative.

Every person is endowed with the spirit of creativity in many forms of expression, such as art, science, politics, hobbies, relationships, advocacy and community involvement.

Our individual potential for creativity is enhanced by qualities such as self-motivation, resourcefulness, independence, curiosity, sense of challenge, and desire to seek something new and different. None of these are set in stone for any individual.

Our personality, life experience, and circumstances surrounding us can activate these potentials in all of us. Each of us, because of our unique inner resources and external influences, has the capacity for unique creative discovery.

Anyone can benefit from exercising  “creative muscles.” For example, creativity:
• Strengthens our mood and morale
• Contributes to physical health
• Enriches relationships

We use  personal creativity every day: Perhaps it is planning a new garden, generating possible solutions to a community issue, making up a new recipe, figuring out a new way to knit an item, or coming up with a new way to teach your grandson to tie his shoe. The possibilities are endless.

Make a note to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 by engaging in one new idea, making one new decision, and/or  taking one new action that will make your place in the world better and make the world a better a place.

(text adapted from http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/morton-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-creativity-and-aging-tap-into-your-potential-3-2015-03-23-story.html) by Mary Staackmann

One way to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21

Creativity and innovation are  valid and engaging topics for almost all fields. From industry to marketing and education to health care, the ability to collaborate to create new futures has gained in importance.

One way to celebrate  World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 with your family, friends, community, colleagues, clients, or customers  is to generate new ideas, make new decisions and/or take new actions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too.  What can be done more simply? What might be amplified? Which two or three functions can be joined? What is your vision for a happier life?  Fun topics for a WCIW coffee conversation, a lunchtime meal or family dinner, no?

Know of others?

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about!

Source: www.edutopia.org

Genius hour. Brilliant! What a great practice to start during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21!

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

Who is the WCIW 2015 go-to person in your organization?

Yes, that’s right.

Who is the person or who are the people/groups leading the charge of celebrating creativity and innovation at your location from April 15 -21,  2015?

Don’t you agree that it would be great to give people around you (virtually too) a creative-thinking ‘boost’ during the World Creativity and Innovation Week celebrations?

Findings from a global 2012 survey conducted by Adobe, State of Creativity Study,  (pdf here) support doing just that.  Their global survey unveiled that

  • Unlocking creative potential is seen as key to economic and social growth
  • Globally, less than 1 in 4 people (of the 5000  surveyed) feel they are living up to their creative potential
  • There is increasing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work

So here’s your opportunity to buck the trend for only one week every year:  to celebrate the talents your people, customers, and/or suppliers have to generate new ideas, make new decisions and take new actions that make the world a better place and make their place in the world better too. WCIW April 15 – 21 is a time to explore your creativity, and help others do the same.  It’s great when there’s some unbridled joy in the mix too.

So whoever your WCIW rep is your organization, make sure they subscribe to this blog for support and ideas.  They can join our  groups – World Creativity and Innovation Week Global (on Facebook) and World Creativity (on LinkedIn) – for updates and other connections.

Appoint someone today to be your go-to person for WCIW 2015 and give them the opportunity to create something wonderful and meaningful for your culture and organization.

BTW, What do you think about our hosting a world teleconference the week after WCIW 2015 to compare notes among organizational reps?