Shift Workshop

Shift Workshop

Research – Refining Your Project


Now that you have the basics of your Community Collaboration project, it’s time to learn more about what it can become. This is the Ideation stage of the Design Thinking process. The goal is to learn more about the people you’re hoping to serve or impact. Determine if there are others doing a similar

Brainstorming, Consensus, & Building the Project


This is the most challenging exercise of the workshop. Your team will achieve consensus — you will brainstorm and then refine your ideas into an actual Community Collaboration Project that you all agree to work on together. This is not easy work. And the design process is not easy. The design process allows us to

Right Brain Strength Training


All of us want be more creative—on command. Sometimes we forget that creativity comes in many forms and disguises. The inspirational burst is very different from the iterative refinement process. Scientists and researchers are learning that being creative is not relegated to one side of our brain—right-brained versus left-brained is no longer a safe

Team Building


The heart of the Shift Workshop is learning how to work well with a team that includes people who have different personalities, skills, motivations, and mental models. The goal is to find some common ground—wanting a deep connection between art, business, and community— that allows the group to use everyone’s different skills to make

Community Collaboration Project


With your Collaboration Team and AIR Facilitator, create a project or program that embodies the Paradigm Shift. Your solution should engage art, business, government, and education sectors and should reach a non-local audience. You will work as a team to complete a project plan that includes goals, audience, partners, budget, staffing plan, timeline, and marketing

Art Builds Business Builds Art


Our mental models influence how we view art, creativity, business, and community. We all have misconceptions about art and business, as well as about left- and right-brain thinking models. In order for the Shift to truly take place, everyone has to challenge their mental models. Art and business are better together. Key Competencies

Who Are We?


A key to increasing the value of creativity in our communities is finding common ground between normally unconnected groups so new collaborations can flourish. We can all help promote collaboration by becoming good listeners and better communicators. Remembering that we are not all alike, that we have different ways of processing information, thinking and

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