A Taste of Mindcamp (Level Up!)

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One of a series of posts profiling some of the 100+ hours of Mindcamp programs you can take this summer. For more on this and other programs, go to: Mindcamp Sessions.

Develop, Prototype, Iterate

How to take your ideas from good to great

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What do prototyping, applied improv, modeling and targeting have in common? They are all powerful hands-on ways to develop, refine and optimize ideas.

In this high energy session, we will explore the third step in the FourSight creative process (Develop) and learn a variety of ways to take your ideas from good to great. Drawing from the world of applied improv, creative problem solving and design thinking, you will have the opportunity to take a rough idea you are working on and polish and develop it. Come prepared to play, laugh and create your next iteration of your idea!

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • Experience the power of “developing” tools such as prototyping, modeling and targeting
  • Learn how to use applied improv exercises to refine and optimize ideas
  • Gain hands-on tools to give and receive feedback in a way that moves projects forward

Beth Slazak holds a BA from the University of Buffalo in History with a minor in Dance, and an MSc in Creative Studies from Buffalo State College. She enjoys teaching and training on humor and creativity and is two years into completing her Certified Humor Professional standing. She uses this work when she speaks on the value of laughing through challenges. When not teaching, she spends her time playing on stage at Buffalo ComedySportz.

Katie Tagye is Director of Organizational Design and Development at Valencia College, Orlando FL, where she helps faculty and staff design ways to use creative thinking and collaboration to impact student success. And she’s lucky enough to that in Valencia’s Collaborative Design Center, a space designed to encourage innovation, creative problem solving, and collaboration. She is a certified practitioner of the FourSight, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and DiSC assessments.

Dan Bigonesse helps people discover new possibilities. With his quick wit and probing questions, he helps clients engage their whole brain to find productive and innovative solutions. He is deeply committed to helping people learn and achieve useful outcomes. He is a Trustee of the Creative Education Foundation, a faculty member of the Creative Problem Solving Institute, a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner (and probably the most skillful, fun, and effective facilitator Tim Hurson has ever worked with).

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