The Innovation Institute provides a myriad of artist-led programs built to offer experiential programs for individuals, teams, groups and organizations. The programs are not designed to make you an artist, but rather to instill the critical and innovative thinking that artists apply throughout their creative process. This experiential process of artist-led learning results in behaviors that challenge, connect and stimulate change within yourself and the people you lead.


Innovation

A program designed to extend our mission as a catalyst for change by growing creative capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

The Innovation Institute’s three major offerings include:

Open Enrollment Programs
focused on personal, individual transformation

Custom Programs
for organizations to strengthen the capabilities of their people

Creative Problem Solving Workshops
teams design creative solutions to specific complex challenges

A program designed to extend our mission as a catalyst for change by growing creative capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

As the world around us continues to face challenges, McColl Center for Art + Innovation takes an active role in presenting contemporary art and the creative process as a road to open dialogue and innovative thinking. With Innovation being one of our ten Spheres of Impact, the Innovation Institute is a program designed to extend our mission of being a catalyst for change by growing creative capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

All of the Innovation Institute’s programs are built using a similar framework and operate under the belief that creativity is not some mystical power that has been bestowed upon the select few. Rather, it’s a muscle that everyone has and a skill that anyone can strengthen and apply. Our framework consists of the following attributes: (1) artist-led, (2) expert facilitators, (3) arts-based curriculum, and (4) hands-on experience.

Artists live and breathe the creative process every day and offer windows through which to see the world differently. They approach pressing problems in original and inventive ways and provide opportunity for a breakthrough of stagnant thought. These accomplished and professional artists are the experts at the Innovation Institute and they are what distinguish us from other leadership or innovation programs.

Think like an Artist

Disrupt your status quo. Challenge assumptions. Embrace uncertainty. Stand with us on unfamiliar ground with unfamiliar materials and activities. “Think Like An Artist: Creativity, Curiosity & Courage” helps you fulfill your creative capacity, unleash your curiosity and summon the courage to act on your ideas. The series will help you learn how to see, think and play like an artist. Experience a mindset shift that will enable you to see the world from new and unique perspectives.

“Creative thinking is at the heart of what we do at Wray Ward. The Innovation Institute engaged me deeply in the artist’s creative process providing hands-on experience into the behaviors required for sustainable creative leadership.”

Jennifer Appleby