CfL: Creativity and Innovation- 99% Inspiration, 1% Perspiration?

Creativity and Innovation- 99% Inspiration, 1% Perspiration?
07 July 2009, 10am – 4pm (refreshments from 9.30am)
Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN
£175 plus VAT **Special Friends’ rate of £87.50 plus VAT for this week only!

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything” George Lois

If the above quote is right, how should creativity be used to to encourage problem solving ability and independent thinking in our students, colleagues and communities?

This conference will discuss and discover

whether current and the next generation of entrepreneurs can take us out of the credit crunch
whether you can learn to be creative
whether creative partnerships can improve deprived communities
how to think about ‘blue sky’ while at work
Speakers include:

Prof Anna Craft, Exeter University and the Open University – specialist in creativity in education
Dr Kanes Rajah, Director, Centre For Entrepreneurship – specialist in business creativity and entrepreneurship
Jocelyn Cunningham, (formerly) Creative Partnerships Legacy Manager, Arts Council England – specialist in creative partnerships
Rick Hall, Project Leader, Ignite! – specialist in creativity and learning with young people
Tom Hamilton, Director, InQbate – specialist in creative learning and working environments, and ‘entrepreneurial’ learners

Roundtable discussion groups’ hosts include:

The Learning Connection – learning and change management consultants
Storyshapes – using ‘story’ to help children develop creative thinking skills
Metro Design – creative and innovative design consultants

Writers in Prison Network – promoting arts activities in the criminal justice system
Relish – specialists in innovative workplace design
Creativesparkworks – delivering mosaic, photography and textile art projects in the Community programmes
The Lotus Exchange – Creative workshops for corporate wellbeing

This is a National Learning Forum event which offers:

– a creative space for people to think about key issues in a highly interactive format

– stimulating contributions from experts and leaders in their field

– the opportunity to share good practice and learn from other organisations

– practical ideas to implement in your community, school or company

This event would be suitable for Teachers, FE Lecturers, Education Support Staff etc.

To book a place at the event, or for more information, contact Karla McLaren on or 020 7766 0010.

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