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Happy New Year! IDEAS Network continues on Feb. 10 at MCPL. Here's to more active creativity in 2014!
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It's a new year! A time to reflect, re-evaluate, and renew.  Creative Indiana hopes 2014 is filled with innovative solutions and results in heightened awareness and development of our own creative talents. Let's work together to make that happen!
I.D.E.A.S NETWORK - FEBRUARY 10, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

MonroeCounty Public Library, Room 1C

303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, in 47408


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 14th! 

HAVING FUN AT WORK LEADS TO INNOVATION 

In my book, Celebrate the Messengers, Don’t Shoot Them, I give concrete examples of how the environment in the workplace is critical to desired outcomes.  For example, in 1995 when I assumed directorship of a Career Services department within a State University, I transformed the once low engagement department into a fully engaged high performance team of committed professionals.  Fun was most definitely the by-product of those efforts!

When I arrived, the staff was not having fun nor were they engaged with each other or the challenges the office faced.  I quickly changed the environment from a formal setting to a relaxed and often playful setting where each day we came together to check-in with each other on a personal level, share stories and experiences.  These close connections and shared laughter and experiences feed creativity in the workplace and allow employees to be their authentic selves.  No one should feel the need to leave their ‘real’ self at their own back door. (READ MORE)


“WHAT ART HAS TO DO WITH PROBLEM SOLVING”IDEAS Network - December 10, 2013 


IDEAS Network held their December 10, 2013 event at The Venue Fine Art & Gifts.  This was a new way to celebrate the holidays.  A group of four artists were invited to present on the creative thinking techniques they use when creating new works. Ladi Terry facilitated and encouraged each artist to expand the conversation by providing more details and she helped make connections, in particular, to how these same techniques could be used in solving everyday problems. It was an integrated dialog combining creative thinking and problem solving techniques that not only appealed to budding artist but also to anyone facing challenges.(READ MORE)
 

SUMMARY OF JEFF NELSEN'S  "FEARLESS PERFORMANCE" PRESENTATION 

Creative Indiana  spent much of 2013 shining a light on creativity and innovation in Bloomington, so you can imagine our excitement to find yet another innovation-minded organization. Coltrain Group, LLC is an organization that plans event and training opportunities to help local businesses with strategic planning, collaboration, and communication with the goal of improving company culture and innovation. Last month, Coltrain Group along with Leadership Bloomington, hosted a ‘Lunch & Learn’ event at the public library with guest speaker, professor, hornist, and magician Jeff Nelsen. His interactive talk “Fearless Performance” left nearly every attendee feeling inspired and ready to tackle challenges with a new set of tools and perspectives. (READ MORE)


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
“From Conflict to Solutions.”
January 28th, 2014
11am-1pm (free) lunch
 Monroe County Public Library
 
IDEAS NETWORK
February 10 (5:30 - 7:30 PM)
Monroe County Public Library, Rm 1C
303 E Kirkwood Ave. , Bloomington, IN
RSVP

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

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm until 10 pm.
 
Verge Bloomington monthly meeting on 2nd Thursday,  for entrepreneurs, software developers, and business investors who are making things happen 

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 


"The more they (leaders) support cultures in which change is approached as something continuous (in which flexibility, resilience, vigilance, proactive behavior and innovation are imbedded), the more their teams will be able to embrace and achieve successful change. It starts with the leaders’ mind set."     


 

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