~ imaginement ® was developed as a pedagogic tool for process-oriented guided inquiry for college students to enhance their attentional seeing. Its introduction to business academics at a Wise Management conference in Shanghai, China, PRC, was well-received. 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. She introduced guided inquiry to expand attendees' creative imagination through imaginement™ techniques of deep seeing into art mirroring China’s ancient wisdom traditions. In 2012, the Wise Management in Organisational Complexity conference hosted by China Europe International Business School, CEIBS, Shanghai, China, PRC, brought together international business academics to probe wisdom traditions. In using Eastern philosophical for looking at art, McNichol guided the attendess through attentional seeing using her tool imaginement®. Ren Associates maintains close contact through a continuing dialogue with international counterparts on topics related to Wise Leadership.
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.