Check out the photos, worksheets and other materials from the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in March 2018.
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UIF team blog post: A Family of Changemakers
1- Building a Culture of Innovation
At Google, we were hosted by Chief Innovation Evangelist Frederik Pferdt. We explored the common strategies that UIF and Google use to build a culture of innovation, and dived into moonshot thinking and prototyping to bring bold ideas to life. We also looked at what makes effective teams.
- Slide deck: UIF @ Google: Culture of Innovation, Moonshot Thinking, Prototyping.
- Stanford 2025 website
- Article: A Moonshot Approach to Change in Higher Education
- Article: Behaviors of Innovative Entrepreneurs by Dyer et al.
- Effective Teams: Google’s re:work website (research, case studies and activities)
- Effective Teams: Fostering Psychological Safety Activity
2- Reimagining Learning
Through a circuit of activities, we explored different ways of learning, engaging our whole selves, and shaping our environment to foster creative behaviors.
- Reimagining Learning Levers: Prezi and PDF
- Space: Shaping Behaviors and Creating Culture
- Aleta Hayes at TEDx Stanford
- The Inspiration Walk: Website
- Stokes! Activities Deck and Guide
- Six Hats and Growth Mindset: editable Prezi (instructions and additional resources coming soon!)
- Visual Storytelling: Video shooting instructions and Story Spine
When you bring together a group of talented and passionate people (that’s you, Fellows!), an Unconference is a great way to allow conversations to grow organically based on the interests of those in the room.
- Unconference Topics Prezi
- Instructions on how to run an Unconference (coming soon!)
4- Unleashing the power of the UIF movement
Whether you are designing a workshop, a meeting, or a space, keep in mind the needs and motivations of the stakeholders, and intentionally design the flow of activities and the environment. Use the resources here as a guide.
Benjamin Franklin said: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” A great way to get others on board is to engage them in an activity. We designed a 2-hour activity called “The Innovator’s Toolkit: Design Thinking” that you can use to engage others in practicing the behaviors and mindsets of innovators. This activity can be done in teams or individually, and with small or large groups.
At the Meetup we challenged Fellows to host at least 4 workshops by April 30, 2018. Read more about the d.challenge and access all of the materials you need here:
- The instructional materials shared above are under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
- We are always interested in hearing how you use these resources, so feel free to share stories and comments with firstname.lastname@example.org