CPSI's new conference titled "The Revolution of Creativity" features full-week "immersions" to focus on a particular arena of creativity/innovation. Here they are:
1. Revolutionizing Training Design -
"Create meaningful, interactive training based on the principles of how people learn best..."
2. The Art of Innovation -
- the Sources of efficient creativity (Talent, Energy, Method)
- a Structure to drive innovation (Individual, Team, Target, System)
- a Culture that makes creativity a potent force in an organizational context (Ideas, Engagement, Freedom, Humor, Risk)
"Provides unconventional techniques that help people escape from their usual patterns of thinking to produce enhanced results..."
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4. A Revolution for Reinvention - How To:
5. Organizational Leadership for Innovation in a Tough Economy - This course addresses the question:
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“How might I lead innovation in my organization even when the economy is in the tank and resources are scarce?”
There's a lot more to the conference. This just gives a brief taste.
The attempt to routinize "creativity" and create a structured process of "innovation" is fascinating. But does it work?
We know there are lots of books available on creativity. Institutions like CPSI have a loyal clientele and a rich source of consultants and workshop leaders to staff their programs so that some semblance of the creative process can be worked through face-to-face interaction.
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