This year, the international team of World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) will be exploring creativity and collaboration as critical components in the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On April 21, WCIW is holding three panels on the topic. Panels include: professional collaborators, creative problem solvers, and SDGers, including FACP’s President, Robert J. Merlin, Esq.
The panels will run approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by discussions in which the attendees are invited and encouraged to participate. Discussion rooms will include participants from all over the world, learning from one another, and learning more about how we can work together to make the world a better place.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST Panel
Creativity & Collaboration in SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Tune in to the discussion with experts
- Jim Friedman, PhD – Chief Steward, World Creativity and Innovation Week/Day, observed by the United Nations & Miami University, White Family Associate Clinical Professor
- Robert J. Merlin, Esq. – President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) and a Board Member and Treasurer of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
- Mr. Javier Bikandi – Director of Citizen Services and Digital Services of the Basque Country which promotes collaborative and open government
- Moderated by Holly Haggerty – World Creativity and Innovation Week/Day Advisory Board Member; Chief Relationship Officer, Haggerty & Haggerty Digital Services
Each member of this expert panel comes with a unique perspective on collaboration. The panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration across sectors—government, education, and the family—and how collaboration can be used at all levels of society to create change—from global to personal.
Following the panel, participants will have the opportunity to choose break out rooms based on interests. Participants meet up, network and discuss topics including:
- Collaborative Practice in Law
- Collaboration to Solve Environmental Challenges
- Collaboration in Education
- Collaboration in the Arts
- Collaboration in Health