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We Transform People, Not Products.

The Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) is an academic institute training students in the creative competencies that today’s job market demands — while applying those same skills to the students’ diverse disciplines of study.

What's New at IACT?
Campus and Community 07.16.21
IACT is on the Move!

Although the "T" in IACT usually stands for the way we transform our students, occasionally, we transform another facet of our work. Effective August 1st, IACT will be relocating from ArtStreet to room 401 of Roesch Library. The Brook Center for Empowerment and Wellbeing will relocate from Gosiger Hall to the ArtStreet complex, serving as a wellbeing hub in the heart of the student neighborhood.

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Career Development 07.06.21
The GEM Sparks Collab Between Brixilated and Dayton Sprouts

The GEM at the Hub was designed to be a space that allowed creative collaboration to thrive between community members and University of Dayton students. We started to bring in some of the people that we saw best demonstrating growth-mindset in the Dayton area and let them go to work. Turns out, whenever you bring a room full of creative collaborators together, the results are pretty incredible!

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Creative Problem Solving:

The capacity to solve problems in new ways.

Critical Thinking:

The capacity to reason logically and rigorously.

Cross-disciplinary Collaboration:

The capacity to work productively with different individuals and groups towards a common goal.

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  • Our People
  • The GEM is a “school for schools” - providing opportunities for merging creative skill building into any existing curriculum or programs focused on equity, workforce skill development, and/or personal growth mindset.

    Between our downtown office and The GEM, our spaces at the Hub in the Dayton arcade are well equipped to host anyone who seeks collaborative progress for the City of Dayton.

    From 'K to Gray', The GEM is equipped to advance learning outside of the traditional classroom for all learners. Will you join us?

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    Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT)

    Roesch Library 401 and The Hub (Arcade)
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1364

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