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Innovation Thinking with Chris Lysy

This is an evaluation, design, and innovation workshop built from hundreds of interviews with everyday change makers.

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Fun activities, lessons, and inspiration all designed to help you become a catalyst for change in your organization, business, and community.

What used to be DiY Data Design is now Maker of Change.

Through the new topics in the workshop, you will learn:

  • What most people don’t understand about catalysts.
  • How a story can help you scale your organization’s, business’, or personal impact.
  • When different design beats better design.
  • The cartoon approach, a simple way to make hard, awkward, and important conversations more productive.
  • The very obvious “secret” to becoming a better creative.
  • Why not all evaluation is the same.
  • How to use qualitative data to give you the edge.
  • When to give up on an idea and when to go for broke.
  • The hard truth that what you think doesn’t really matter.
  • When the sharpie is mightier than the presentation deck.
  • AND Lots, Lots, More.

Sign up for the Maker of Change workshop and you will receive:

  • Open access to all Maker of Change digital activities, lessons, and inspiration.
  • Access to the Maker of Change LinkedIn group.
  • Open registration to twice a month live coaching sessions/webinars.
    (Live coaching sessions are held at the RTP Frontier in Durham, NC. Webinar sessions are available globally.)


BONUS: Anyone who joins the Maker of Change workshop will also receive full access to my original DiY Data Design workshop, featuring activities, lessons, and inspiration on data visualization and communications design.


Your Instructor


Chris Lysy
Chris Lysy

Chris is a sociologist and the owner of Freshspectrum LLC, a design and evaluation studio based in the heart of North Carolina's research triangle.

Chris has professional expertise as a digital content creator, data collector, researcher, evaluator, coder, web designer, dashboard developer, illustrator, and cartoonist. He has a track record for making interesting creative projects come to life within highly conservative organizations.


Class Curriculum


  Maker of Change Introduction
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  Maker of Change Coaching Webinars
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  Innovator Jumpstart
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you are subscribed! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to any of the lessons, activities, or workshop materials - across any and all devices you own. Payments will auto-recur until you decide to stop.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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