University of North Dakota Center for Innovation
Deliberate Creative Facilitator Training
Resources for Our Training
Workbook: Please download this workbook to accompany the training. You can either print it or use a digital version.
Mural Board: link to our shared Mural Board you can also download a PDF from Mural, if you’d like.
Georgia, Anthony, Jill, Katie, Tina: I wish we engaged more HS and MS students in entrepreneurial activity and the CFI could engage more students.
Hannah, Kouhyar, Sally, Cailie: I wish people didn’t expect others to follow a certain path in a career.
Additional Resources and References
- Guide to the FourSight Thinking Profile – a more comprehensive look at your FourSight profile
- FourSight Profiles for each participant
- Video: Brené Brown on Empathy
- Amy Climer’s TEDx Talk on the Power of Deliberate Creative Teams
- Recommended books on Creativity
- To learn more about adaptive and technical problems: Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Heifitz and Linksy or Immunity to Change by Kegan and Lahey
- The Deliberate Creative Podcast, Episode 03 – 07 explains the Creative Problem Solving Process – feel free to use as a review or to share with clients or students.
- The Deliberate Creative Podcast, Episode 99: How to Conduct Ethnographic Interviews for Design
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Your Challenges (e.g. Homework)
Practice and experience are the greatest learning tools. Therefore, here are some challenges to help you apply what you learned.
- Yes and… How many times can you use this concept in a day? 3, 5, 10? Play with it and see what effect it has and when it’s most useful. Try it in meetings, with colleagues, with supervisors, even with teenagers. Hint: it works great at home with partners and kids!
- How Might We…? There are numerous uses for this powerful phrase. Use it at least once/day for five days and see what you notice.
- When you feel like criticizing an idea, instead start off with How Might We…? and see what happens. For instance, “there are a lot of regulations that might prevent us from doing that. How might we work within our parameters and still implement this idea?” You might be pleasantly surprised with the responses.
- If you want to generate ideas from a group start off with “How Might We…?” If you can write it on a chalkboard or slide and make it visual, even better.
A few tips to get the most out of the training
- Use your laptop or desktop so you can easily access all the features of Zoom. We will also be using an additional tool called Mural. It’s more cumbersome with a mobile device. If you are curious about Mural, check out mural.co for info.
- Use an external monitor, if you have one. That will give you more “real estate” especially when we are working outside of Zoom.
- Plan to use video. We want to see your beautiful face!
- Show up ready to engage and learn. Select a quiet, distraction-free space. Bring your coffee/tea, snacks, pen/paper, and whatever else you need for a great day!
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