2016 September News - Sheridan College: Making Creativity Real

2016 September News - Sheridan College: Making Creativity Real

30 September 2016 at 17:51 by Sarah Thurber


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Sheridan College 
Making Creativity Real

A decade into the 21st century, educational leaders at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada saw the writing on the wall. Technology was eating up routine jobs. The traditional curriculum couldn’t guarantee work. They knew that to make students employable, they would need to teach creative thinking and creative problem solving skills. So they embraced a radical, new academic strategic plan to put creativity at the heart of the institution’s mission, marketing and curriculum. The goal was to create what Sheridan calls “the Creative Campus”—a place where “creativity is what makes us different.”
 
Over the last three years, Sheridan has delivered on its promise to “put legs under creativity.” As a reporter in the Toronto Star wrote, the college has elevated creativity “to a calling; an actual creativity brand believed to be a first in North America.”

Read the full article to find out how Sheridan transformed itself into the Creative Campus.

 

F O U R S I G H T   C E R T I F I C A T I O N 

November 17-18,  2016   |   Antwerp, Belgium
February  6 - 7,  2017   |   Orlando, Florida

FourSight Supports Illinois Higher Ed


An aggressive political stalemate left Illinois without a formal budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Due to the "prolonged lack of a state budget" those in higher education in Illinois are experiencing “unprecedented challenges," one reason why ILCUPA-HR (The University Professional Association for Human Resources, Illinois Chapter) reached out to FourSight to work with HR professionals on team-building and creative problem solving at their annual conference. FourSight is thrilled to team up with ILCUPA-HR on tackling the challenges in higher education in Illinois. 

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Learn to build innovation capacity in individuals and organizations. Find out how companies like Disney, IBM, BBC, and Prudential and top universities like Harvard and MIT deepen their understanding of problem-solving preferences and hone their effective thinking skills with FourSight.
 
During the FourSight Certification you spend two days learning best-practices for debriefing the FourSight assessment with individuals, groups and teams. FourSight experts coach you on how to maximize your impact as a trainer, consultant and innovation practitioner with the FourSight Thinking Profile. If you are a skilled listener, an effective communicator and facilitate problem solving, becoming a certified FourSight Facilitator can further help you navigate the many roadblocks to innovation.

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Learn more from this
2-minute 
video.

F O U R S I G H T   C E R T I F I C A T I O N 

November 17-18,  2016   |   Antwerp, Belgium
February  6 - 7,  2017   |   Orlando, Florida
Coming Up Next Month

Sarah Thurber’s (Managing Partner at FourSight) TED-worthy talk inspired by her recent book The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker.

 

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