Last week I was in Trondheim to deliver a keynote on how learning is changing and how this impacts organisations. Basically, three parts Sir Ken Robinson, one part ICTs and one part earlier work I’ve done on 21st century skills and hiring for the future.
After the keynote we used the Digital Engagement Framework and the ideas of the attending Scandinavians to build four institutions that embraced these ideas and created value by involving & activating the creativity of their audience. One of these: The International Institute of Colour Dancing, a schoolbook example of a social organisation.
The IIoCD as a clear, audience-centred vision: ‘Yes, we think you can dance!’ It’s energising, inclusive, optimistic. As a true social institution, it engages both staff and audience in fulfilling their vision and sharing the joy of dancing.
The IIoCD taps into existing energy and networks related to dancing such as the rich YouTube archive of dance tutorials. To these existing resources it adds its unique knowledge about dancing styles and the historical context of dance. If you’re great at one style, they may introduce another that helps you grow as a dancer. The IIoCD is a place for learning, experimentation, connecting with others and – most of all – dancing. The institute is a real platform; always pushing people to go further, discover more, grow the audience’s love for dance and their ability to express this. (Read more »)