Workshop Details

July 31-August 4, 2019
Youth Creativity, Innovation & Sustainable Leadership Program
with Hiroo Gakuen

A workshop to explore the creative universe of young students for the benefit of sustainability and personal stories. Organized in collaboration with GPI US.

Venue: Stanford University


Students from Hiroo Gakuen Junior and Senior High Schools visited CSDGC for a Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership workshop. The YCISL workshop introduced topics that link creativity, emotional intelligence and mindset with a simple innovation framework to obtain life lessons in leadership. Exercises to stimulate mindful thought on one's personal story were introduced.

Key elements of the workshop included:

  • Conversations on the topics of problem-solving, idea development and emotional intelligence.
  • Exploration of self-awareness, gratitude and purpose to develop one's own personal story.
  • Experiential learning of teamwork and team building.
  • Project work to demonstrate the process of innovation and develop leadership insights.
  • Drills to strengthen positivity, fast-thinking and youthful creativity.
  • Visits to the Windhover Contemplation Center, Cantor Arts Center and Hoover Tower.
  • Dialog about Sustainablity Design Thinking with Glenn Katz (Stanford).
  • Dialog about emotional intelligence and mindfulness with Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu (Stanford).
  • Dialog about Changing Human Behavior with Jen Wang (Stanford PhD Graduate)
  • Mentoring by CSDGC interns.

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