The IDEO U's Community of Practice (CoP) program is coming to an end! It was a wonderful experiential experiment! I spent 5.5 months actively advancing my creative growth with the support of vibrant, diverse, and collaborative people from all around the world. The goal of IDEO for this program was to empower creative leaders and help them come up with better versions of themselves.
We conducted personal growth projects, participated in the global coffee dates, attended assemblies, and were celebrating each other. It was such a human experience (!) set in a design context.
We created the collective village of people of infinite creativity who are eager to connect, share, and listen. A typical member of the CoP has big ears and a big heart.
During the program, I established a project partnership with Sharif from Dubai. We were exploring a question:
How might we consciously create opportunities to develop relationships to challenge ourselves, connect, and build healthy communities?