Creativity Advocate Syllabus

When you're ready to embark on a journey to discover, develop and deploy your personal genius...
When you’re ready to embark on a journey to discover, develop and deploy your personal genius…

Cultivating the art of movement
Microcredit – 1
The International Mentoring Network


Course Description

Focus’ on developing the art and skill of igniting social movement. The Creativity Advocate immersion begins with a “deep shift” in thinking about mission. The aspiring creativity advocate then takes a step-by-step process developed through 10 years of field testing to create a “common platform” for catalyzing local engagement with crucial local issues. The Creativity Advocate module takes a field-based approach to learning through initiating a local creativity micro-movement designed to foster community, conversation, and compassion.


Objectives (Upon completion, students will be able to:)

  • Discuss Creativity meaningfully
  • Understand the step-by-step process of engaging a local community
  • Understand the step-by-step process of creating a series of (5) linked local events
  • Explain the “deep shift” in mission thinking that undergirds this process
  • Explain how the “triad” of compassion, community, and conversation work together
  • Understand and explain the paradigm-shift of cultural engagement


Course Format and Schedule
Onsite Sessions: 3 days onsite for an immersive exposure to major concepts
Online Sessions: 6 online sessions scheduled before and/or after the onsite immersion


Required FieldWork
Audit – N/A
Certificate – Create a series of 5 linked local events that raise awareness
or funds for a local cause and offer exposure to local artists who create
original material.


Microcredit – 1


Required Documentation

Social Media Presence
Print and/or video Media (for events)


Recommended Reading

Art and Fear, David Bayles

the Artisan Soul

Makers of Fire, Alex McManus


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