Another take on fostering creativity in others.. Following TA's progress principle (my blog 17 March) I now try to provide regular updates to show the team how much progress we are making with our lifewide education project. Earlier this week I thought we weren't making much progress but things seemed to come together today. I agree with teressa if you feel good about what you are doing and then throw yourself into the enterprise.
So here is my progress report...
RSA Catalyst grant bid - still awaiting outcome.. I judge our chances 50:50 Russ and Jenny are now Fellows so there are three of us and perhaps we could organise an event just for Fellows who might be interested in what we are doing.
Summer Newsletter - Jenny has done an excellent job again and we have some great pieces - thanks Jenny. Today I received a really good piece from two Harvard Professor. Its great to think we are attracting such distinguished people.
Twitter seminars - Nick has come up trumps with a really good idea for a series of twitter seminars. I particularly like it because it will 1) help us engage our 200 members 2) help us move outside our membership 3) it wont cost us anything.
E-book - Brian has been busy sorting out guidance for authors and we have written a short introduction. Nathan has agreed to design a book cover and I have applied for an ISSN number. I have also finished a first draft of chapter 1 which I hope to circulate to you next week after a bit more work. Our target for publication is May 15th. Harvey Brough has chapter 2 well in hand and I think it will be a cracker. My hope is that we can publish a Chapter 1 month for the first 6 months to get it established then ease off to 1 every 6-8weeks.
Possible HE partner I have sounded out the Director of Solent University Business School with a view to involving her and the School in developing the Learning Partnership scheme with some of her students. She is very enthusiastic and for all sorts of reasons I think this would be a good uni to work with.
China conference - I have written my paper for the Creativity in Higher Education conference in Chengdu. Its called Developing Personal Creativity through Lifewide Education and I will use it to take the ideas into a different sort of audience. Eventually, it can become a chapter in the e-book.
PLEASE ADD ANY OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN CELEBRATE