The Humantific team is excited to be back in Austin, Texas this week to work with the forward thinking City of Austin’s Civic Innovation Team on building adaptable civic innovation leadership capacity.
Many cities are realizing that there is a role for city governments in inspiring, supporting and leading innovation in their local communities. One result is significant interest from city government leaders in acquiring next generation innovation leadership skills for the specific context of complex civic challenges.
In Texas, the City of Austin is moving rapidly to become a civic innovation leader. Within the City of Austin government multiple groups are enrolled in Humantific’s Complexity Navigation Program. In this unique hybrid program we combine the best aspects of Design Thinking, Applied Creativity Thinking and Information Visualization.
These are advanced participatory innovation leadership skills that allow graduates to help others navigate all kinds of fuzzy complex internal and external civic challenges without preconceived outcome assumptions. These next generation innovation skills benefit from the integration of data/information visualizations and other forms of up-front sensemaking.
If you are a civic innovation leader and you would like to chat with us regarding your innovation leadership capacity building challenges feel free to send us an email: kickitup (at) humantific (dot) com.