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1 OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D.

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5 Benefits Innovation Creativity Tools & Techniques Assessment Emotional Intelligence Q & A Key Concepts 4/27 Agenda OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. How Do You Use Biomimicry? Ask: What would nature do to solve this? Imitate directly Use it metaphorically See what ideas it sparks for you

6 OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Capilano Bridge, Vancouver, BC

7 Benefits Innovation Creativity ToolsTechniquesAssessment Emotional Intelligence Q & A Key Concepts 4/27 Agenda OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Thinking approach Creating ideas Impression management Championing ideas Attitude ILAILAILAILA Innovation Leadership Assessment TM

8 Benefits Innovation Creativity ToolsTechniquesAssessment Emotional Intelligence Q & A Key Concepts 4/27 Agenda OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D.

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11 Dont leave creativity to chance Connect disparate thoughts Treat ideas as concepts and concepts as ideas Boundaries are porous Manage mood to enhance thinking Key Concepts Creative thinking Analysis

12 OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Visit other schools, organizations. Arrange for teacher, employee & staff swaps. Set up opportunities for knowledge exchanges. Re-frame failures. Work in small, diverse teams. Recommendations:

13 OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

14 Benefits Innovation Creativity ToolsTechniquesAssessment Emotional Intelligence Q & A Key Concepts 4/27 Agenda OnCourse Innovation Keynote The Mind of an Innovator © 2012 Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Thank You Co-Stars! Q& A Session Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Tel: (203)


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