Gapping – Identifying & filling creativity gaps


By Rache Rutherford

The 21st century is challenging, fast paced and ever changing. Sometimes our lives are spent just trying to keep up, to get things done. What we miss, are the opportunities, the undiscovered miracles that will solve our problems, change our lives and the way we do business.

We need to prepare minds to become discoverers, to be alert to what is around us every day. The future will not be kind to those who wait for others to shape world. Soooo……… Maybe you want to be rich, or famous, or fulfilled, or successful – or all of the above? It is time to learn the art of GAPPING!

In this session at the 2014 Creative Thinkers Conference you will: learn how to become a Gapper: seeing the white spaces around you, be introduced to the skills needed to fill these white spaces, learn the true meaning of Out of the Box thinking (and into the gaps!) and be amazed how the past, your environment, nature, the people around you… supply the stimulus for your next brilliant and new idea!

The Grateful Dead, rock band formed in 1965, once sang: “Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right” Come and discover some the light in some strange places…

How to Integrate Creativity in Organizations


By Dimis Michaelides

CEOs around the world are increasingly taking a personal interest in innovation and are expecting creative outcomes from all of their people. Although innovation means different things to different people and organizations differ tremendously from one another, the things that drive innovation are in fact quite similar.

This workshop at the 2014 Creative Thinkers Conference takes into account the multi-dimensional nature of innovation and will show how innovative organizations mobilize the SOURCES of creativity in a well-designed STRUCTURE and with an appropriately-shaped CULTURE.

It is the skillful synthesis of twelve innovation drivers – Talent, Energy, Method, Individual, Team, Target, System, Ideas, Freedom, Engagement, Humor and Risk – that makes an organization innovative.

Participants will:

  • Explore twelve key drivers of innovation in an elegant model which emphasizes the importance of both structure and culture
  • Explore fundamentals of innovative leadership, teamwork and creative method
  • Discover a structured approach to leading innovation in their organization

The workshop will include interactive exercises original presentations and … a touch of magic!

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