Innovation is often viewed as a dark art reserved for the ‘creatives’. Innovation is simple. It’s about solving problems that need solving. It happens when people work together, challenge ‘how things are done here’, build on ideas, test different solutions and learn from failures. It’s simple but not easy.
In this session, you’ll learn some practical tools to inspire your colleagues, wade through organisational treacle, prepare for failures and ensure the good ideas see the light of day.
You’ll hear examples of how other organisations have approached innovation as well as listening first hand to how the Community and Events Fundraising team at Mind have built a culture where creativity and innovation can thrive.
Whether you are just starting to think about innovation or are already an accomplished innovator, this practical workshop is an opportunity to learn from your peers, build skills for creativity both personally and in your team and give you the tools and confidence to make sure the good ideas see the light of day.
Lucy Gower is founder and director at Lucidity. She is an accomplished trainer, coach and consultant. She specialises in helping individuals, teams and organsiations to unlock their creativity and make their ideas happen. She is bestselling author of The Innovation Workout, founder of the Lucidity Network and a global speaker on innovation.
Karen Bolton is Head of Community & Events Fundraising Marketing & Innovation at Mind. She is driven by a passion for mental health and how fundraising can be part of creating real change in society and for individuals. She focuses on how building an open and supportive team ethos, a commitment to enabling staff to develop and providing quality, personalised and creative fundraising opportunities generates success and staff satisfaction
Alexa Hawkins-Bell is the Fundraising Development Team Manager at Mind. Is motivated by leading an innovation team to develop exciting new Events and Community fundraising activities, developing an innovation culture and nurtures creative environments to support business objectives.
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