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Triad Design Leadershop returns Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

CCE to host Triad Design Leadershop Sep 30-Oct 1 with Intuit’s Innovation Catalyst Leader, Wendy Castleman

Center for Creative Economy will be host Triad Design Leadershop September 30 – October 1 at the new Center for Design Innovation, 450 Design Ave. in Winston-Salem. The distinguished guest Keynote is Wendy Castleman, Innovation Catalyst Leader at Intuit, makers of QuickBooks and TurboTax.

During the September 30th Keynote, Castleman will introduce Intuit’s “Design for Delight” methodology, share their story of success, and how to apply these skills to your business.

On October 1st, participants of the Innovation Workshop will receive hands-on experience in applying these skills, focusing on rapid experimentation for testing key assumptions in developing ideas.

Tickets are available for purchase now! Early Bird and Student rates available. Package rates to both Keynote & Workshop available, too.

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Improv for Innovation June 4th!

Join us on June 4th at Flywheel for Improv for Innovation! Network and learn new skills exploring the principles behind Improv Comedy.

Are you looking for a way to unlock your inner creativity? Attend the Improv for Innovation event and workshop led by author of the Go Big! Toolkit, Chris Mumford, and hosted by the Center for Creative Economy and PDMA on June 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Flywheel, 525 Vine St. in Winston-Salem. CCE and PDMA have partnered to bring this unique program to help creative industries, product designers, and general businesses seeking innovation. The hands on workshop will provide tools to incorporate in your business and networking opportunities. Registration and networking begins at 5:30 p.m. The improv session will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. followed by a reception. The cost is $15 per person and advance registration is encouraged. You can register here.

Don’t worry, there’s no script, no director, and you won’t be asked to perform on stage below vibrant lights. Acting experience is not required. In fact, Mumford’s improv workshop is less about acting and more about preparing for the unexpected. Through a series of exercises, ensemble members will learn the fundamentals of improv and discover how these tools can be used to foster creativity, innovation, teamwork, leadership and the ability to adapt in an ever-changing world.

“Improv is unpredictable. Players must think-on-their-toes and find solutions to the unexpected,” said Mumford. Improv is a great way to build team chemistry, and authentic relationships. It also supercharges design thinking (a method where challenges are solved visually). It’s the perfect medium to identify shared areas of interest and combine them into a larger mission with no pre-conceived agendas. The medium allows you to receive gifts you can use later. Players learn to be creative, engaged, and adapt quickly. It’s fast paced, fun and playful – laughter is welcomed and encouraged, said Mumford.

ABOUT CHRIS MUMFORD

Chris Mumford is the founder of Joe Startup, an entrepreneurial and author of the book, the Go Big! Toolkit. He has spent 17 years in Asia and the U.S. working on investment backed product designs. His experience with technology, consumer products and healthcare projects led him to develop his technique of infusing improvisation and design thinking into his development process. Mumford teaches innovation, design thinking and entrepreneurship as adjunct faculty at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC – Chapel Hill. He is also the cofounder of Launch Chapel Hill, a business accelerator, and 1789 Venture Lab, a co-working space.

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CCE Moves Offices to Flywheel

CCE moves into new offices at Flywheel in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Today, CCE moves into its new coworking space at Flywheel, the cool downtown spot for meeting and closing deals! Check out our new digs in Flywheel’s beautifully designed spaces at 525 Vine St. in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. Recently featured in the NY Times. Stay tuned for updates from Flywheel!

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2014 TDL Videos

The videos are in! Check out the TDL videos from last years event!

The videos from last years Triad Design Leadershop have now been uploaded to our YouTube and are now on our TDL page under Initiatives. Be sure to check them out so you’re able to see what TDL is all about. Also, we have new jobs along with a new blog posted.

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Triad Design Leadershop

Patel at boardTDL returns to Winston-Salem March 4-5. This transformative keynote and workshop series features world class innovators from DesignThinkers Group, Joel Van Dyke and Marc Bolick.

The Center for Creative Economy will host Triad Design Leadershop in a two day event on March 4-5. This transformative series features world class innovators from DesignThinkers Group USA. Joel Van Dyke and Marc Bolick will inform, enlighten and inspire business leaders like you to use great design to improve your business’ bottom line. In both a keynote on March 4 and a hands on workshop March 5, the speakers will share their expertise in using design thinking to craft memorable customer experiences for companies and organizations.

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