Did you know that World Creativity and Innovation Week is April 15th to April 21st?
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone felt the strength, and the social and emotional support to navigate life’s challenges?
World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 and World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 (WCID) reminds us to make solving problems in new ways an annual event.
The overall purpose is to encourage and remind people to use their creativity (generating new ideas, making new decisions, taking new actions and achieving new outcomes) for innovation that makes the world a better place and makes their place in the world better too.
WCIW/D promotes taking the time to inspire new action, create novel ideas, make new decisions; to solve problems in new ways, using a new pair of eyes. It provides time to educate, engage, celebrate and open doors that help people experience freedom from suffering and open up to new worlds of what’s possible.
Since its founding as World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, 2001 in Canada, people in over 50 countries in businesses, schools, associations, organizations, communities and homes have celebrated every year.
World Creativity and Innovation day founder Marci Segal has been a great friend of Career/LifeSkills Resources, and Personality Dimensions®; her work and ideas have either directly or indirectly influenced what we do. Last year, Marci shared with us an article on how the four Personality Dimensions® influence creativity. It’s a great resource that is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t had the chance yet.
This year, we are pleased to share that On April 20, 2017, 10:00 am eastern, I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines will read a UN resolution on the floor of the General Assembly to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, among the UN Days of Observance which includes Earth Day, Water Day, World Humanitarian Day, and the like.
The great news is that it will be webcast Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10:00 Eastern Time on UNWebTv. The staff here will be gathering together to watch; we’re not quite sure how to make that happen yet, but I’m confident we’ll come up with a creative solution!