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Co-Creation in use

In the last months we have learned of some pretty amazing uses of co-creation. In South Korea an organizational change consultancy is using our book as a framework for HR training at LG, helping the organization shift how it works to more collaborative, enriched work spaces.

In Uruguay a university has put together a global Co-Creation Lab, a design program made up of virtual teams co-creating at the intersection of art and technology. Our book is the basis of the design activities. I and a few other design thinkers mentor teams through the journey of learning the art of co-creation.

Once these projects are completed, we will feature their stories, and what came from using co-creation, as showcases on the site.

The Art of Co-Creation is Published!!!

We are very excited to announce the publication of The Art of Co-Creation: A Guidebook for Practitioners by Palgrave MacMillan. This is the result of many years of research and work with amazing people and challenges. Please share, or better yet, purchase a copy for your team or organization. HERE is the direct link to the publisher. You can purchase individual chapters or the whole book. Educators and Design Thinkers can also request a review copy for their class or company.

The Evolution of CCI

For over two years CCI existed as a research initiative at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Now it has evolved into a community of practice, existing globally online and locally through our actions. Congrats everyone for making this possible. We invite you to look around the newly revamped website. And, importantly, send in materials for us to post about you and your work. Welcome to the new look!

CCI Session Theme – May 3rd- Conveying value to different clients

First off, congrats to everyone for making the Sessions great. Looking over the themes we posted, it looks like we have discussed almost all of them in depth. There are only two left, so for this week the theme will be communication. How do we communicate the value of co-creation as a tool for organizational transformation across diverse audiences (business, design, education)? In other words, what language do we use when speaking with potential clients to convey value?

I am saving the biggest, or perhaps most important for our community, for last. How do we build a community of practice that extends these Sessions into the future and reaches a broader audience to shift consciousness?

CCI Sessions March

March is month of transition. Between a project in Indonesia, the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness conference, and moving my wife back to the United States, I will be participating from various places in the world. Britt is moving back to England, and CCI itself is evolving from a university-based program to a global initiative.

Change is good!

The Sessions will carry on, hosted my Matti whenever I am unavailable. Please continue to Skype in to bryanrill at our regular time, 6:00 pm (Hong Kong).




CCI Session Themes

We have decided to structure the CCI Sessions around specific themes that we previously co-developed. Each week we will address one of our themes in the context of a real world case. For next week, March 1st, the question is:

Looking at the big picture, how do you get started to initiate change? (How do you get buy in?)  What do you do after an intervention?

Alix will present her client case for us to act as a coaching circle. See you at 6:00 on Skype!

CCI Sessions & Mindfulness Training

The CCI Sessions are back in action. We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. This year we are moving upstairs into the Think Tank, a space designed specifically for creative ideation.

If you cannot make it in person, please feel free to join the Google hangout. Here is the link:

Also this year we are adding a mindfulness practice at the end of each Session, from 7:30-8:00 pm. Mindfulness training is an important personal skill to develop, cultivating an awareness integral to innovation leadership and co-creation.

All are welcome to come to the whole CCI Session or just for 30 minute sitting. Please come dressed comfortably. CCI provides meditation cushions and chairs.


Year End Update

2015 was an amazing year for CCI. This year was a movement to applied research after a year of developing the co-creative framework. Looking back, we have accomplished so much in so little time. We had the…

Esquel Co-Creation workshop led by Apotheosis and Bridging Positions,

Apotheosis Global Council,

Brains on the Beach Create (BoB)

The UBS/ SD Ignite Innovation Co-Creation workshop,

The U:Lab course on organizational transformation by MIT and the Presencing Institute,

The Organizational Design Jam with BoB,

Weekly CCI Sessions, and

The GreenLeap design challenge with students from PolyU and the greenschool working side by side in Bali.

None of this would be possible without the help of all the amazing people that have contributed. Thank you to Benjamin, James, Jimbo, Glen, Alix, Irene, Alex, Toby, Britt, Marjike, Aaron, and everyone else who has come to the Sessions or events.

2016 is looking even more exciting!

In January we start with a charity project in Laos where CCI and the BoB team are collaborating to help local NGOs shift their mindset from one of compassion to abundance, helping them share resources for the collective good.

BoB and CCI are continuing to work closely together in March and April, co-creating solutions to local issues.

In April CCI is hosting a Purpose Quest on Lantau Island for leaders who need to look inward and connect purpose to vision.

In May CCI teams up with a new partner, Bridge Fellowship, to work on a charity project in Hong Kong.

In June we will be visiting Australia and to learn more about Design Led Innovation at Queensland University of Technology.

CCI Sessions will continue throughout the year, every Tuesday night. The time has shifted to 5:00-7:00pm, with a 30 minute mindfulness practice at the end (7:00-7:30). The meeting place is on the 13th floor go the Jockey Club Innovation Tower. As always, feel free to bring guests.

If you would like to participate in any of the upcoming events, please contact Bryan Rill at See you!