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Our Educational Framework

Our educational framework is based on the principles of:

Applied Creativity 

Being able to harness imagination and vision to effectively implement transformative insights.

Transdisciplinary Approaches

Research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem. (source: Harvard)

Real-World Challenges

Focusing on the collective actions of humans, in pursuit of the common good. 


Our process of Ideation, Disruption, and Animation focuses on outcomes of critical perspective, creative confidence and innovative application as they apply to one's discipline or area of expertise.


Our model of vocational discernment and self-determination for action, through Purpose, Passion and Possibility.



Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT)

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