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.

Convening Circle Idea Path

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.

GUIDED BY INNOVATION CATALYSTS

People
People

Catalyst serves as a trusted anchor & tone-setter for the group.

Purpose
Purpose

Catalyst is a champion of outcomes, adding energy, focus & flexibility.

Process
Process

Catalyst handles agenda design, time & task management, and communications.

Progress
Progress

Catalyst balances support, encouragement and accountability for action.

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