Einstein said that we’re all born geniuses – which suggests that a lot of education strips us of our innate creative powers. Very often, the pressure to be serious, along with stress, anxiety, and self-criticism holds us back from being fully creative. With the right mindset and strategies we can overcome these blocks and bring creativity back.
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More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will:
• Learn the myths and the realities of the creative process.
• Explore our intuition and learn how to access it regularly.
• Learn strategies for coming up with new ideas and overcoming creative blocks.
• Reflect on our own strengths and weaknesses during the creative process.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Creative employees are able to consider things from different viewpoints and challenge fixed assumptions in order to solve a work-related problem. They usually have an open mindset and feel comfortable with iterative processes which include a risk of failure. They are able to detach their self-esteem from their ideas and let go of impractical suggestions.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees with a lack of creativity often find it difficult to try something new and prefer familiar methods. They might hold themselves back by criticising their own ideas or cutting down other people’s. Additionally, they might rely too much on others to help solve problems.
‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’ — Maya Angelou
‘I learned the part assumptions play in blocking my creative thoughts’
‘I realised that collaboration- or just talking to others- is the most vital thing for thinking creatively’
‘It helped me recognise barriers to creativity and ways to address them’
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here