Novice facilitators as creative catalysts in innovation support

Lampitt Adey, Kate, Bailey, Mark, Carrion-Weiss, Justine and Gibbons, Freddie (2020) Novice facilitators as creative catalysts in innovation support. In: Design revolutions: IASDR 2019 Conference Proceedings. Volume 4: Learning, Technology, Thinking. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, pp. 163-177. ISBN 9781910029626

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This article explores the value that students, acting as novice facilitators, bring in supporting professionals to innovate. This empirical research took a grounded theory and action research influenced approach to investigate a series of innovation support workshops with sole traders and SMEs delivered by Northumbria University. These workshops were part of a wider regional research project entitled Creative Fuse North East. The research found that there was trust and rapport between the expert facilitators, novice facilitators and enterprises participating which supported co-creation. In this safe environment, novice facilitators and enterprises worked together to learn and grow. It is argued that this enabled both parties to build their creative confidence. Thus, this approach offers a route to stimulating innovation in the region through supporting small scale enterprises and sole traders, and by developing strong creative graduates to participate in future workforces.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative confidence, novice facilitators, innovation support, creative catalysts, innovation readiness
Subjects: N200 Management studies
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:36

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