Idea to Innovation
The Conveners.org Idea to Innovation framework is the missing link between a great idea and authentic impact. Built on principles of Adult Pedagogy and Human-Centered Design, the model solves for each of the most common pitfalls that keep great ideas and inspiration from flourishing into true collective action.
BREAKING THE CONVENING IDEA HYPE CYCLE
The Idea to Innovation framework provides the structure and support it takes to break the hype cycle around the new ideas hatched at great convenings.
With a trained facilitator shepherding ideas through the touch-points of a design cycle, working groups of passionate changemakers emerge from this process with real results to celebrate and build upon at next years’ gathering.
COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION WORK
In the last five years, the team at Conveners.org has facilitated 20+ Collective Impact Projects for communities of changemakers, working on issues from climate to hunger to systemic inequality; enabling them to work together to create shared resources and tools that advance their work.
ROOTED IN ACTION
We’ve all been part of “collaborations” that – despite hours and hours of conversation (stimulating as it may be) – never result in any concrete progress or action.
Idea to Innovation collective impact projects are different. With a framework and professional host to guide the group through trust-building and cohesion, research and gap-filling, and planning; every Idea to Innovation engagement results in an action project (specific, scoped, and prepped for success) that authentically moves the issue forward.
Success Snapshot: Convening Impact Metrics
Several keystone social-good conveners (Skoll, Obama, Gates and more) found themselves challenged by the question “what would truly be the impact if we stopped convening?” Rather than seeing convening as an end unto itself, they sought a deeper understanding of their impact.
Conveners.org and TCC Group convened an Idea to Innovation collective action project for the group. We designed and facilitated a day-long roundtable focused on definitions, metrics processes, and seeds for collaboration.
The work from this group became the foundation for Conveners.org’s Purpose-First Convening framework, a whitepaper published by TCC Group, and an in-depth blog series. These frameworks are now applied far beyond the original participating conveners.
GUIDED BY INNOVATION CATALYSTS
Catalyst serves as a trusted anchor & tone-setter for the group.
Catalyst is a champion of outcomes, adding energy, focus & flexibility.
Catalyst handles agenda design, time & task management, and communications.
Catalyst balances support, encouragement and accountability for action.
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