Creating Creativity: Finding Strengths in Invisible Disabilities:
Many people who have an Invisible Disability swear they are more creative. They firmly believe their ADHD, Dyslexia, or other ‘disorder’ makes them more intuitive, free-wheeling thinkers.
Is it true? What does the science say? Do Invisible Disabilities lead to more creativity?
What’s more, how do highly creative people produce brainstorm after another that leave most of us wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
How are they able to turn blue-sky thinking into practical innovations? And is this a learnable skill? Can it be developed and honed?
Can we boost creativity in individuals and organizations? Can we access creativity in an ongoing way?
The answer is yes.
As comedy writer, producer, director and performer Rick Green demonstrates, creativity is a process, an attitude, and a muscle that can be improved and developed.
Participants will discover creativity is NOT a mysterious and magical gift possessed by a few avante-garde eccentrics, but a repeatable, scientifically-verified process.
This is great news because our world is changing in every way–seemingly every day. New challenges demand fresh solutions. What worked in the past is suddenly insufficient, obsolete, or even counter-productive.
We can feel big changes are coming, changes that demand creative solutions in business, government, education, industry, health care, the environment, and our pluralistic society.
Drawing upon his experience creating 700 episodes of radio and television, and scores of education programs, theatrical productions, books, articles, and cartoons, Rick will lead participants on several exercises where they will start to unleash their creativity alone, and with others.
These are practices that can be applied at work, at home, and in school.
- Creativity can be applied to every area of life—from friendships to finances, at work or at play, around the house and at school
- Creativity means being okay with uncertainty
- 3 keys to creative collaboration: zero limits, much trust, and real freedom
- Creativity is fragile: 5 crucial aspects of an environment that promotes creativity
- Creativity starts with play. Playing with ideas, images, and words
- 5 ways to harness lateral thinking and cross-disciplinary thinking
- When is the time and place for creative thinking? When is the time edit, focus, and choose a specific solution?
- 45 – 60 minutes
- Ages 14 and up: Businesses; NGOs; Professional Associations; Students, Parents & Teachers,
- Suggested Venues: Conference room, Theatre, Auditoriums