The rising internet generation of young learners needs new future ready skills which are often not taught in schools
GIMI IMPACT is developed to specifically build capacity by supporting educators and empowering high school Youth to build a more Compassionate and more Innovative Society.
This is the world’s first globally recognized professional certification for Community and Social Innovation designed to equip high school students with the 21st century skills such as problem solving, innovation, empathy and compassion.
The purpose is to empower them as they become next generation of leaders to tackle the biggest social challenges the world is facing.
GIMI IMPACT is equivalent to the GIMI Level 1 Innovation Associate designation and based on the globally recognized GIMI training curriculum and focused on teaching social innovation to younger ages
GIMI IMPACT uses a well-structured course aiming to inspire young people to innovate, create innovative solutions around social challenges and present these solutions to the others
Individuals to contribute in teams, do instead of talk, and build artefacts tested through Show & Tell.
By working individually, in pairs and groups we encourage information sharing and working on better, bigger and bolder things.
Our learn by doing methodology approach makes concepts and tools stick in people and companies so that they can apply them going forward.
By making public commitments we encourage people to stay truthful to the purpose and vision.
We are empowering entrepreneurs of the future to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty with world-class problem-solving and innovation skills by training 100,000 high school students around the world
The Smart Waterloo Region is the first region to adopt GIMI Impact Program
GIMI is the world’s largest certifying body in innovation and innovation management. It’s vision is to democratize innovation worldwide. GIM Institute has create Hult Prize, the biggest accelerator on social innovation, Innovation Olympics, the world largest contest involving students to solve corporate challenges, NET Impact etc. GIMI Impact is the most recent program focused on social innovation. This program marks the start of a global movement to teach innovation, compassion, and complex problem solving to K-12 students around the world.
GIMI has partnered with the Smart Waterloo Region Innovation Lab (SWIRL) to pilot GIMI IMPACT in the public school system in Canada. SWIRL aims to embed the program in the public school curricula after its pilot in Waterloo and expand in Ontario and across Canada.
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