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What can artists teach us about innovation?

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • CMC-Mercy, 2001 Vail Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207


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David Phillips, Faster Glass Consulting
Jason Watson

The Innovation Institute designs and delivers artist-led, experiential learning programs that build creative capacity in groups, teams, and companies. In this workshop for Charlotte ATD, we will share some of the key principles that professional artists use in their work and provide an opportunity for the participants to explore these practices first-hand. Challenging assumptions, failing forward, and seeking out new perspectives are at the heart of innovation, but most business professionals aren’t in environments that encourage discovery or tolerate failure. And that’s a status quo that is crying out for disruption.  Join us to learn how to “think like an artist” and how the learning community can employ these tools within their teams and organizations.

David Phillips

David Phillips brings a wealth of experience to the Innovation Institute as an educator, consultant, and entrepreneur. You can also add "agitator" to the list, as that's been a connective thread throughout his career. In addition to his work at the Institute, David runs Faster Glass Consulting, an innovation advisory firm dedicated to helping companies apply the principles and practices of human-centered design. Prior to founding Faster Glass in 2010, he spent six years at Bank of America, developing and leading several enterprise innovation programs. Other stops on his journey include seven years in public accounting, five in public education, and ten combined years in the U.S. Air Force / Air Force Reserve.

Jason Watson

Jason Watson is a mixed-media artist, whose work combines interests in the figure, found objects, and text as visual material. Formerly an Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, his work has been shown at galleries, universities, and non-profit spaces including the solo exhibit, “Jason Watson: A Second Look”, at the Jersey City Museum in 2007 – 2008. Jason also serves as a professor of studio art at Central Piedmont Community College and has held similar positions at Appalachian State University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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