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.
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:
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.
nnovation Coaching - in-person or on-line
For dates, times & locations
contact: Ladi Terry, Success Work! 812-219-4493 email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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?