Creativity in the Workplace - Arts & Ideas Festival Creativity Workshops - International Centre for
 

Imagination is more important than knowledge / Knowledge is limited / Imagination encircles the world / ALBERTEINSTEIN

 
 


TUESDAY, June 21, 12-4pm
YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART

New Haven, Connecticut

$99 - REGISTER NOW

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.


WORKSHOP DETAILS AND SCHEDULE:

CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE: 
ENGAGING CREATIVITY, DESIGN AND INNOVATION IN ORGANIZATIONS

11:30 A.M.

REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN

Room 204
Sculpture Building
36 Edgewood Avenue
Yale University School of Art
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

12:00 - 4:00 P.M.

WORKSHOP

In-depth, experiential workshop on bringing creativity, design and innovation into workplaces (see full description above).

Steven 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

ABOUT STEVEN DAHLBERG: Steven Dahlberg is 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.
ABOUT ANNE O'REILLY: Anne F.O'Reilly, Ph.D., has more than 30 years experience of teaching and facilitating 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 year.

Anne's poetry performance on "the poetry of creative work" is supported by Imagine Ireland.

ABOUT 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.

4:00 - 4:45 P.M.

RECEPTION

 
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

ARTS & IDEAS LECTURE @
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Ideas: How Pleasure Works
Paul Bloom, Psychology Professor, Yale University

Why 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 consumer products.

ABOUT 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.
8:00 P.M.

ARTS & IDEAS PERFORMANCE @
LONG WHARF THEATRE, STAGE II

 

Jack 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.

"One of America's best storytellers." 
- The Atlantic


$99 REGISTRATION - WHAT'S INCLUDED:

 

$99 - REGISTER NOW FOR THE JUNE 21 'CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE' WORKSHOP, LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE 

  • Half-day 'Creativity in the Workplace' Workshop
  • In-depth experiences, facilitated by leading creativity practitioners
  • Reception
  • VIP reserved seating to Paul Bloom's Arts & Ideas Lecture on "How Pleasure Works"
  • One ticket to Jack Hitt's Making Up the Truth performance (6/21 at 8 P.M. SOLD OUT - A ticket to another evening Festival performance this week will be substituted!)
  • Networking with others interested in exploring and applying their creativity

MORE INFO ABOUT JUNE 18 AND JUNE 25 WORKSHOPS

MORE INFO ABOUT THE ARTS & IDEAS FESTIVAL


ABOUT THE 'UNLEASH 
YOUR CREATIVITY' SERIES:
The series is curated by Steven Dahlberg and presented by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, Albertus Magnus College, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and Connecticut Creates, in partnership with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Additional support provided by Imagine Ireland.

   

Copyright 2016 Steven T. Dahlberg and 
International Centre for Creativity and Imagination. All rights reserved.