Change. To some of us it is terrifying, and to others exciting. But there are some certainties around change. You cannot innovate and move forward without it. And sometimes, like it or not, when you change things, they just don't work out the way you planned.
 
This week we're mulling over change, innovation, failure and creativity, all of which can come together to create an organizational culture that strives to improve and grow. Cultivate your creativity, welcome failure, and innovate! And if you're ready to innovate professionally, join our cutting-edge  Diploma in Social Innovation program. Do you dare to try to change the world?
What we're trying out
Sir Ken Robinson said 'if you're not prepared to fail, you'll never come up with anything original.' Innovation requires taking creative risk and allowing yourself to try new things, even when you aren't sure if they will work. We all have creativity within us, but what is your creative style? Are you a 'Maker?' A 'Dreamer?' A 'Producer?' Take this fun, short quiz to get feedback on your creative personality, and how best to use it!
What we're watching:
Looking to foster a culture of innovation that is low tech, extremely effective and super cheap at your organization? This 2-minute video 'Whoops, the monkey' gives us tips from a Google executive on how to allow for failure, but make sure the team learns from it as well. Spoiler alert, you'll need a stuffed monkey to test it out!
What we're inspired by:


I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 
ways  that won't work. 


- Thomas Edison
The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education 
University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations

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