~ imaginement™ was developed as a pedagogic tool for process-oriented guided inquiry for college students to enhance their attentional seeing. This arts-based approach also supports science learning (STEaM) by moving beyond literal seeing in order to perceive and actualize patterns that spark both ideation and innovation.
NY Times Photo Tomas Saraceno Venice Biennale 09
On Becoming Wise and Artful Leaders
Terri McNichol presented her "mini-Ted at New Jersey Organziational Development Annual Sharing Day, May 5, 2016, Newark NJ. The program description read as follows:
Art is making significant inroads in business: top B- schools boast design thinking labs; leadership thinker Nancy Adler’s HBR article that journaling and reflecting on art gives leaders a competitive edge (January 2016). Organizational theorist, Russell Ackoff long noted the neglect of “beauty” in management literature endorsing it as an essential aesthetic componef wise leadership. In this Mini-talk used guided inquiry to expand attendees' creative imagination through imaginement™ techniques of deep seeing into art mirroring China’s ancient wisdom traditions.
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Terri McNichol is a contributor to the forthcoming The Museum Blog Book (in print)
McNichol completed a workshop for Mercer County Community College Science faculty as part of an Innovation Grant reward for applying art history methods to Bridge Art and STEM
Workshop Title: Seeing inTo the Art of STEM = STEAM
Description: Scientists and artists look deeply into the world in search of beautiful questions and answers. This experiential session of guided inquiry investigates: How can we get our students to experience that “sweet spot” of awe and wonder shared by both fields?
Ren Associates brings its unique combination of transdisciplinary expertise and approaches to deliver positive results in organizations. Our founder, Terri McNichol who is a former museum director and an artist and arts educator for over 30 years, is a passionate advocate for the arts as an integral part of strategy, change and wise leadership. We believe that cultivating the imagination combined with design-thinking tools is the way to transformation both of the individual and the world.