Welcome to the Oswegoland Park District’s Innovation Lab! Your ideas, comments, and feedback are encouraged! All ideas are welcomed, big and small! If your idea is related to pay and/or benefits, it will be addressed to Human Resources.

How to Submit your Idea 

  • Select "+Add a new one"
  • Fill out the form 

Under Review: All ideas will be labeled “under review” until a decision is made. It will be reviewed no later than 90 days after posting. Each idea is rated based on:

  • Feasible – How feasible is this idea to implement?
  • Effective – Will the idea have a clear outcome/impact to show effectiveness?
  • Values – How well does the idea align with our Values of integrity, collaboration, and innovation?
  • Strategic Themes – How does the idea serve our Strategic Themes of Land & Facilities, Fiscal Awareness, Customer Experience, and Employee Engagement?

Decision Time

  • Selected: Congratulations! Your idea is leaving the lab and being put into practice! You will be receiving an ATOM (Adding to Our Mission) award. The Values Team will work with the appropriate departments to identify project leader(s) to implement.
  • Not Selected: Unfortunately, some ideas are not selected. If we do not select an idea, you will receive a notice in the Innovation Lab with an explanation of the team’s decision.
  • Big Ticket: If your idea has merit and may incur additional expenses, it will be tagged as a Big Ticket item. We will collect more information about the scope and scale of information.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Values Team at valueteam@oswegolandpd.org. 

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Let's "Fall Back into our Good Habits"

Professor of Innovation 2 years ago updated 2 months ago 3
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Holiday themed OPD staff shirts

Brian Everhart 2 months ago 0
+1

Sensory communication boards

Elizabeth Arney 11 months ago 0
+2
Under review

Saw Wee Kee Map QR Code

Zack Donati 1 year ago updated by Professor of Innovation 1 year ago 1
+5
Under review

Getting to Know You

Rockie Veverka 1 year ago updated by Professor of Innovation 1 year ago 2
+4
Started

ActiveNet Clean Up

Rockie Veverka 1 year ago updated by Professor of Innovation 1 year ago 1
+4

Reduce reliance on paper/printing

Scott Ellison 1 year ago 0
+4

Leadership team

Jen McFall 2 years ago 0
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Completed

Podcast Club

Cori Veverka 2 years ago updated 2 years ago 13