Connect, Learn, and Grow Series EPISODE 16: Exploring Creativity and Innovation in Uncertain Times

Greeting Fellow Learners,

We are excited to share that the Connect, Learn, and Grow Series is back for this fall for a 4-episode, special edition mini-series. Episode 16 will be launched this Wednesday! To view current and previous episodes, visit the Connect, Learn, and Grow Series page at:

EPISODE 16: Exploring Creativity and Innovation in Uncertain Times

The many challenges facing UW this next year demand that UW employees get creative with their work. In this self-guided training, you are invited to reflect on your mindset, realize language that cultivates creativity in a team setting, and discover tools for improving your team’s brainstorm even if you’re collaborating virtually. Download a copy of the participant guide before starting the video by clicking on Participant Guide under Activity Resources. During the video, you will also be directed to the Online Module “Mindset” under the Activity Resources. Special thank you to MollyJo Bautch, Angela Johnson, and Karina Ward for contributing to this training by modeling “Yes, And.”


Lindsay Falkowski is on the Learning and Talent Development team and manages the Thrive@UW-Madison professional development program. Lindsay enjoys creative problem solving and is passionate about helping others realize their role in generating creative solutions to workplace challenges. She believes everyone has a good idea to contribute, and strong teams bring out the team’s collective wisdom through growth mindset language and thoughtful brainstorming.

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Be well,
Learning and Talent Development