What are the hidden assets in our organization or community? How can I create change in a complex system? What is really holding my community back from success? How can I be creative and innovative in my work? How can I bring attention to my ideas? How can I move an idea into reality?
Participants must register as part of a team of 2-4 people representing a nonprofit organization or group.
Teams can represent a combination of nonprofits, residents and community leaders.
• Analyze complex problems and systems
• Discover the unmet needs and aspirations of their community or organization
• Identify opportunities for innovation
• Frame ideas in compelling and creative ways
• Build and test new ideas for programs and services in the community
Read a case study about a Studio C experience from last year!
Studio C is FREE. Based on its commitment to support innovation in the social sector, United Way of Greater Cincinnati is making Studio C available at no cost to participants.
12 weeks. Studio C meets Thursdays from August 31 - November 16. Sessions vary from 2 to 4 hours in length, along with "Open Studios," or hour-long one-on-one sessions with your Studio C facilitator.
Because the Studio C experience is about learning new skills and applying them out in the world, teams should expect to spend approximately 20 hours working on their project outside of sessions.
Week 1: August 31 - Project Framing (2 hr)
Week 2: September 7 - Understand Systems (2 hr)
Week 3: September 14 - Understand People (2 hr)
Week 4: September 21 - Open Studio (sign up for 1hr slot)
Week 5: September 28 - Open Studio (sign up for 1hr slot)
Week 6: October 3 (note Tuesday) - Synthesis Workshop (4 hr, 1 - 5 pm)
Week 7: October 12 - Open Studio (sign up for 1hr slot)
Week 8: October 19 - Ideation Workshop (4 hr, 1 - 5 pm)
Week 9: October 26 - Prototyping Workshop (4 hr, 1 - 5 pm)
Week 10: November 2 - Open Studio (sign up for 1hr slot)
Week 11: November 9 - Open Studio (sign up for 1hr slot)
Week 12: November 16 - Storytelling Workshop (4 hr, 1 - 5 pm), Closing Event (1.5 hr, 5:30 - 7 pm)