We’re offering a lucky winner a free place on the next Catalyst course (usually $1400) which starts Feb 10th – think this could be you? then read on for how to enter and why we’re sharing this opportunity with you.
I’ve been reading, revisiting some wisdom from Ken Robinson lately (some of you may know his TED talk on how Schools kill creativity, its had over 21 million views), and in that video (and his books) he shares many insights- including this one:
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original
It may seem like an obvious statement, but if you have a change project in mind, you may find this time of year, on the edge of new possibilities that your momentum can stall. Many of our best procrastination techniques kick in when we’re on the edge of doing something really important. And this can happen for many reasons, but the biggest is fear of failure.
When it comes to Innovation and creating change though; the only failure is if you don’t try.
Change is a process, you become a success because you try- you get started, and you allow your idea to develop. You iterate which is to adjust and improve as you go, as the process unfolds.
In 2014 we want to make sure that if you have a great idea for a change project, or if there’s something you see that could be done better and you have an inkling of where the possibility for improvement lies………that you get yourself juiced up with the tools to get started and make it happen!
Starting Febuary 10th, we’re offering a course called Catalyst, which will walk you through the Design thinking process, apply it to your idea and get you into action. Design thinking is about believing we can make a difference and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact. Its a structured approach to generating and evolving ideas.
Our Catalyst course is a sequence of 4 workshops spaced over 2 weeks. It begins with full day workshops on Feb 10th, then 12th, 13th and final workshop is on Feb 20th. It will be held in Peel St in Adelaide’s CBD.
The workshop price is $1400. In 2014 we want to make sure that everyone who dreams for change, has the opportunity to discover their agency and realise the change they dream of. So we’re offering you the chance to win a place on the course in a special competition so you can start your year of change on the right foot.
Here’s how you can enter
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Feb 1st.
1. What is the change project you want to get started on? (In strictly 50 words or less)
It can be challenging to write it succinctly, so make a cup of tea and give yourself 10-15 minutes to do this. At first just write down the words that flow as you type or as it comes out of your pencil or pen.
Then review what you wrote, and try to concentrate the who, what, when, where, why elements of it to a phrase each. Eg. Who is it targeting?, when do you want to do it (in summer, during the next 12 months etc), what change are you seeking (in a phrase), where (where will you see the results? in a particular place or online or as evidenced by what benchmark/outcome or change?)
2. Why is it important to you to get started on it now? (and who if any are your collaborators or team) (In strictly 50 words or less)
Applicants must be able to attend all 4 days of the course as advertised on Feb 10, 12, 13 & 20th.
The most passionately sought, innovative and promising entry will be offered a place on the Feb 2014 Catalyst course.
Conditions: The Winner’s place on the course is not transferable to any other course or at any other time. The winner must be able to attend all 4 days of the course as advertised on Feb 10, 12, 13 & 20th.
Winner will be announced on School for Creating Change Facebook page on Feb 2nd
We can’t wait to hear about the change project you’ve been thinking of and for you to join us for Catalyst in Feb, so we look forward to hear from you just email email@example.com