Creativity is a skill that helps us plan for and respond to a rapidly changing world where complex problems do not have pre-defined, easy solutions. We can intentionally learn to think in new ways to generate creative alternatives. Come and discover creative tools and processes that can help you and your organization unleash and harness more creativity and innovation. You will learn skills for applied creativity that can help you overcome blocks to creativity, discover fresh approaches to problem solving, practice behaviors and attitudes that support creative thinking, learn to suspend judgment, and be more inspired.
DETAILS AND SCHEDULE:
IN THE WORKPLACE:
ENGAGING CREATIVITY, DESIGN AND INNOVATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
36 Edgewood Avenue
Yale University School of Art
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
- 4:00 P.M.
experiential workshop on bringing creativity, design and innovation
into workplaces (see full description above).
Dahlberg, Director, International Centre for Creativity and
Imagination; Anne O'Reilly, Poet and author of Sacred
Play: Soul Journeys in Contemporary Irish Theatre; Rich
Hollant, CEO, co:lab, and President, AIGA Connecticut
STEVEN DAHLBERG: Steven
the director of the International Centre for Creativity and
Imagination, which is dedicated to applying creativity to improve
the well-being of individuals, organizations and communities. He
teaches "Creativity + Social Change" at the University of
Connecticut, regularly gives presentations about creativity topics,
and leads professional development workshops about creativity in
education, organizations and communities. Steven served as an
adviser to the Guggenheim, helped toy inventors launch a creativity
consulting business, and headed a creativity foundation. He has
taught a community-college course for incarcerated men on creative
problem solving, and has taught courses and workshops at Rhode
Island College, Yale University, and Saint Mary's University of
Minnesota, among other places. He edits the Applied Imagination
blog, co-hosts the Creativity in Play online radio show, and
authored the foreword to Education is Everybody's Business. Find
more about Steven Dahlberg.
ANNE O'REILLY: Anne
F.O'Reilly, Ph.D., has more than 30 years experience of teaching and
workshops in spirituality, creative writing and sacred poetry. She
was a senior lecturer in religious studies in St. Patrick's College
Drumcondra in Dublin, Ireland, until 2008, when she took early
retirement and began working as a performance poet, celebrating the
healing and transforming power of poetry. She brings to this work
many years training with voice, poetry by heart, sacred clowning,
drama and meditation. She is the author of Sacred Play: Soul
Journeys in Contemporary Irish Theatre (Carysfort Press 2004),
and Singing from the Belly of the Whale (2009), a book of
poetry, with original paintings by Caroline Hunter. The CD, Breathsong,
with her own poems and music by Wayne Sheehy was released in this
poetry performance on "the poetry of creative work" is
supported by Imagine Ireland.
RICH HOLLANT: Rich
Hollant started a design firm, co:lab, about 22 years ago. They are
brand guys. Their
model is pretty interesting. They spend 50% of their time working
with fairly large corporations who have a strong allegiance to the
power and benefit of compelling design experiences. They divert
profits from this 50% to underwrite the other 50% of the work that
they do: the same exact services for pro bono to low bono clients.
Rich is a founding member of designislove.com; a founding member of
Giv2, an organization that aligns UCC youths with service projects
in their area; and board member of Compass Youth Collaborative, a
learning and recreational initiative for Hartford kids. He lives in
West Hartford with an uncommonly understanding wife and five sons.
He's proud to be a part of a community that values kids and learning
and favoring what's right over what's easy.
- 4:45 P.M.
- 7:00 P.M.
& IDEAS LECTURE @
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
How Pleasure Works Paul Bloom, Psychology Professor, Yale University
do we like what we like? This wide-ranging and humorous discussion
explores the idea that there are deep and surprising commonalities
in the pleasures that we get from art, food, sex, stories, and
PAUL BLOOM: Paul
Bloom is a Professor of Psychology
at Yale University whose research explores how children and adults
understand the physical and social world, with special focus on
morality, religion, fiction, and art.
& IDEAS PERFORMANCE @
WHARF THEATRE, STAGE II
Hitt Making Up the Truth In
this new solo show written and performed by "This American
Life" regular Jack Hitt, he tells extravagant, almost
unbelievable, true tales-from his childhood neighbor's sex change
operation, to his NYC apartment super with a deadly secret
identity. Making Up The Truth weaves these and other stories
together with the latest findings in contemporary brain science as
Jack tries to answer the question, "Why do these things
always happen to me?" What he discovers is not dry theory but
another unbelievable story-this time about all of us and the world
of uncanny wonders that lies just beyond our brain's notice.
Directed by Jessica Bauman.
of America's best storytellers."
- The Atlantic