“Innovation is a messy business which creates novel solutions to important problems…it is about discovery, we never know exactly where we’re going until we get there.” Arguably, creating novel solutions and dealing in the murky unknown aren’t exactly strengths within our movement. Yet innovation has taken hold as our new buzzword. When people think of innovation, they often think of innovators, like Steve Jobs or even Gloria Steinem. Leaders with a singular vision who seek to breakthrough or disrupt culture. Do we even have movement innovators now? If not, how will they emerge?
In an interview with CoreAlign Co-founder Sujatha Jesudason, we discuss our newest program, the Generative Fellows Project, and our hope to seed a new generation of curious, generative and risk-taking innovators.
By Ginger Hintz
I adore questions; I love answering them and I love asking them. Questions can magically reveal assumptions; they are a genesis for creating new perspectives and can create catalytic moments to build common understanding. So naturally, I was thrilled and honored to participate in a CoreAlign Practice Circle where we explored the provocative question: What’s in a Name? Moving Beyond Pro-Choice.
Join us May 21st at 10amPT as we introduce two online interactive opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate.
Innovation is not a thing. It cannot be wrapped up in a box with a bow. Innovation is a process – like fire. And like fire, innovation is a process of transformation, from one way of thinking into another, from one way of doing things into another, from one way of engaging the world into another. In this fellowship you will learn how to feed that fire and explore an idea that you believe will help all of us move forward.
June 5: Washington, DC I June 26: Oakland
In 2012, during discussions in 12 different cities and on 3 webinars, CoreAlign heard from almost 400 people about how deeply committed they are to the work of the reproductive movement, yet how discouraged they feel about the current defensive, reactive and narrow nature of it.
Breakthrough Conversations are designed to bring people together to debate some of the burning questions in our movement, questions that need to be addressed in order to do more proactive and long-term strategizing.
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