WCIW 2022 logo with dates

If you follow my blog, you might recall my post from February 15th, where I teased you about this image.

Are you ready to find out why it is important?

Are you sure?

Okay….here you go…the image I showed you in February is the logo for World Creativity & Innovation Week (WCIW) for 2022.

In alignment with my goal to become more active in international and national events,

I am excited (and nervous) to announce I will be presenting my FIRST Webinar!

I will be presenting a webinar on Collaborative Divorce!

History of WCIW

Canadian resident Marci Segal identified a “creativity crisis” in 2001. She thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if people knew how to use their natural ability to generate new ideas, make new decisions, take new actions and achieve new outcomes, to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too?” And so she set off on a journey to make a bigger place for creativity in the world.

The following year Chicago, was the first U.S. city to participate in what became a worldwide endeavor. In addition to Chicago, three other countries followed Canada’s lead and held events. These countries included the Netherlands, Thailand, and Brazil.

According to the WCIW website, A Yahoo-group also formed. People joined from all over the world – the US, Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Thailand. Over the years celebrations emerged in other countries including Belarus, India, Australia, Egypt, Peru, Chile, India, Malaysia, UK, Italy, France, El Salvador, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Ecuador, Columbia, and Slovenia.

Then, in 2006: World Creativity & Innovation Day extends to a weeklong celebration (WCIW), beginning on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15.

In 2017 April 21st was To become the United Nations

International Day of Observance.

Their mission is simple.

We seek to inspire and enable others to live a more creative life​. The United Nations wants to encourage people to use new ideas, make new decisions, and take the steps towards making the world (and your place in it) better through creative thinking. 

WCIW website

How I connected to WCIW

For 2022, the United Nations has decided to pair with the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

With the shared goals of:

  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Empowerment
  • Mentorship

Collaborative Divorce relies heavily on creativity.

  • The use of a team is a creative approach to divorce.
  • Keeping your information out of court until all is finalized is a creative way to maintain privacy.
  • The agreement to share openly and transparently is a creative approach to the negotiation process.
  • Having a neutral Financial Planner is a creative way to work with a couple to gather information and run various scenarios, which helps the couple decide what can work for both of them.
  • Using a Collaborative Coach is a creative way to help manage the emotions of divorce, particularly during meetings. Coaches also teach communication skills and add other benefits to the process.
  • Choosing to add a Child Specialist helps keep the focus on what is best for the children. We also help with creative solutions for parenting needs and concerns.

Details of the event

There is a lot more to know about Collaborative Divorce and I look forward to sharing that information with you. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. C.S.T. I’ve chosen this date because of it’s designation as World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID).

And, even better, the webinar is being offered for FREE! All you need to do is register here.

Please, share this blog and forward the information to anyone who you think could benefit from learning about Collaborative Divorce. This could include someone considering getting a divorce or someone in the position to help guide people in this direction.

Think creatively!

Those who are in the position to help guide others includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clergy
  • School counselors
  • Hair stylists
  • Nail technician
  • Doctors
  • Real estate agents
  • Mortgage brokers

Don’t forget to register for this free webinar! I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Email or call me at 630.912.2908.


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Dr. Irgang
Dr. Lisa Irgang is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of Relationship Solutions Center. She provides a variety of services to meet her clients needs. Dr. Lisa has worked with people throughout Chicagoland, helping with adjusting to significant life changes, ADHD, Alternative Sexualities, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Dealing with Chronic Illness, Depression, Low self-esteem, Parenting special needs children, Relationship concerns, and Trauma. She's a graduate of Argosy University Chicago and a Fellow at CLII - Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

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