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INNOVATION CENTRAL
How You Can Unleash Creativity! 

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Bloomington, IN is bursting with opportunities to build your creative muscle: Innovation Lunch & Learns, IDEAS Networks and Verge Bloomington to name a few.
I.D.E.A.S NETWORK - MARCH 10, 2014

Stay tuned for our next IDEAS Network Event Partner!  

Join us in this fun way to help out the non-profits in the community. 

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C

303 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN

Bring your energy and ideas to assist a community organization or member to find an innovative solution or new opportunity! IDEAS Network is a fun way to join in building collaborative efforts with individuals or organizations by Initiating, Developing, Evaluating, Activating and Sustaining ideas.
 
These IDEAS Networks have provided wonderful opportunities for community members to meet new people, conduct engaging and insightful conversations, and discover commonalities on seemingly unrelated topics. Each session has offered a different focus, and has left participants feeling rejuvenated(READ MORE)
See you on the 10th! 

NEW: CREATIVE THINKING TRAINING CENTER

Research shows innovation is key to business success and that creative thinking is the driver! The New York Times recently reported,  “creativity is the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions …a prized and teachable skill”. Bloomington’s Creative Thinking Training Center will give community members and organizations the thinking skills they will need to navigate the waters of change in today’s world. 

Training Events Offered: 

INNOVATION INCUBATOR: Action packed for businesses/entrepreneurs seeking quick jolts of creative ideas or feedback on products.
ENGAGE & PLAY: Fun and interactive, it gets the public engaged with a company’s product or services and wanting more.
WORKSHOPS, RETREATS & CERTIFICATES CLASSES delve deep into creative process and tools that change perspectives and challenge thinking.
 
All training events identify obstacles, envision new strategies, build colaboration and transform challenges into opportunities.
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nnovation Coaching - in-person or on-line
Complimentary consultation
For dates, times & locations contact:  Ladi Terry, Success Work! 812-219-4493 ladi@successworkonline.com, and join the e-newsletter.
 

IDEAS NETWORK HELPS WONDERLAB GIFT SHOP

February's IDEAS Network provided wonderful lessons in both quality and quantity achieved using the diverge/converge rules of effective idea-storming. Our event partner was WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology represented by its Gift Shop Manager, Colleen Couper. Our challenge was a simple: “How to Increase Gift Shop Sales”.
In reference to quality and quantity: even though our group was smaller than anticipated, the quality of their ideas was grand. This was one of our most productive and engaging sessions, with ideas flowing by the minute. Guests started the evening playing with building blocks and reminiscing about their childhood dreams, how they relate to now and their dreams for the future. This got the group engaged. Then creative action coach Ladi Terry kicked things off by introducing the “target” exercise. She posted a large target/bull’s-eye on the wall and then had Colleen fill participants in on the current status of the gift shop. What practices were pulling toward the goal of more sales? What practices were pushing away or hindering sales? (READ MORE)


HAVE A CREATIVE IDEA FOR A NON-PROFIT?  NEED HELP STARTING ONE?
 
Indiana University's Maurer School of Law is now operating a nonprofit legal clinic. They are looking to provide free legal advice, education, and representation to both existing and prospective nonprofit organizations. The clinic will work with organizations on a wide variety of transactional legal matters.   
 
Each organization that is accepted as a client of the clinic will be assigned a team of two law students supervised by a licensed attorney. If you are interested in learning more about what the Nonprofit Legal Clinic can do for your organization please visit the clinic’s web site or contact the clinic directly at nplc@indiana.edu or 812-856-5403. 

THE ARTS ALLIANCE OF GREATER BLOOMINGTON

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is an association of artists, art organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to fostering all art genres in our area by providing a forum for communication, collaboration, encouragement, and collective action.  The Alliance aims to speak with the unified voice of all artists, in all their diversity, that we might raise the general condition of the arts community as a whole. The Arts Alliance works to reinforce the vitality and sustainability of the Bloomington area as an arts center for our citizens, and as a vibrant arts destination for our visitors.

Join the Arts Alliance and get involved. Become part of the unified voice that helps us all.

Get Listed in the Artist Directory!  
FREE listing in January & February. Membership fee is included.  No payment required through February 28th 2014.  However donations will be gratefully accepted.
 

INTERESTED IN BEING AN EVENT PARTNER?

Why not consider becoming an Event Partner?  All you need is a challenge to solve or an opportunity needing fresh ideas. All we ask is that you help us promote the IDEAS Networks.   We do the rest and you"ll walk away with a new perspective, new contacts and tangible results you can use right away. There is no cost and the benefits for previous partners are showcased on our website. Event partners can be individuals, a non-profit or business. Contact Ladi Terry at 812-219-4493 to schedule a date.  
 

 

Founder, Ladi Terry

Creative Indiana

 Creative Indiana’s  mission is to “Unleash the Power of Creativity in Community, Education and Business through Programming, Training and Dialog.” 

Upcoming Events

 INNOVATION LUNCH & LEARN
“Taking Team Leadership from Good to Great”
 February 25th, 2014
11am-1pm (free) lunch
 Monroe County Public Library
RSVP

IDEAS NETWORK
March 10 (5:30 - 7:30 PM)
Monroe County Public Library, Rm 1C
303 E Kirkwood Ave. , Bloomington, IN
RSVP

VERGE BLOOMINGTON
March 13 (5:30 pm)
Bloomington, IN
RSVP
 

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm until 10 pm.

Ignite Bloomington is all about learning from the people in your community and getting more connected with the world around us



NATIONAL CREATIVITY NETWORK (NCN)


Creative Indiana is an affiliate of the National Creativity Network.  NCN believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. Check out the Articles of Interest

 

WE PROMOTE INNOVATION & CREATIVITY

If you have an event that promotes innovation and creativity, please Send us an email about your event.  

 

SUCCESS QUOTE 

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli 


 

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