The creation, implementation, and adoption of novel ideas to generate and deliver value.
The design and implementation of a comprehensive plan to ensure success.
The ability to influence, motivate, and guide others to achieve a goal or better one's community.
“MiddCORE helped me to understand that leadership is not a characteristic that people are born with. Leadership is not something that is found but rather, something that is created within someone through recognition of potential and an opportunity to practice.”
- Steven Kasparek (MiddCORE Graduate)
Understanding the situation and context of one's surroundings to identify potential opportunities and threats
Understanding the perspectives and experiences of others by focusing on their behaviors and how they communicate
Conscious knowledge of your own character and the ability to monitor your feelings, motives, and desires.
An objective analysis and evaluation of a situation in order to formulate a judgement, decision, or plan of action.
The ability to cope with change and make decisions when given unclear or incomplete information.
Ability to identify failed efforts, learn from the outcomes, and develop an improved version of a product, process, or policy.
The capacity to identify essential collaborators and bring them together to achieve a goal or generate a solution to a problem.
Changing a person's (or group's) attitude, bias, or behavior toward some person(s), idea, or object.
Developing relationships to gain knowledge, identify opportunities, and serve your colleagues' interest.
Reaching a mutual and acceptable agreement when two or more parties have different interests over an issue.
“I feel more confident, more self-assured, and more aware of the environment around me. I think I will be a much better team member and a leader because of MiddCORE.”
- Kelly Benson (MiddCORE Graduate)
Important Principles and Concepts
A framework used to generate creative solutions to problems that are perceived to be complex.
Interacting with others to gather information or gain knowledge in order to solve problems, identify opportunities, or gain a be
The process of identifying a particular question or problem to generate, develop, and communicate new ideas to address it.
An assessment of a product, process, or plan to substantiate its correctness, and ability to deliver the intended outcome.
A process aimed at alleviating or eliminating disputes and differences in order to restore peace and cooperation.
The implementation of a plan designed to mitigate or eliminate an unforeseeable and significant negative event.
The understanding and skill to invest, spend, and save financial resources to fulfill an individual’s personal goals.
The use of images and symbols to persuade, entertain, and inform an audience of one’s idea and message.
“I wish I had done this much sooner. The design thinking process is so applicable in an academic setting. As for post-college, this has been invaluable, and I feel more confident going out in the workforce.”
- Molly Talbert (MiddCORE Graduate)
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