Unlocking Collaborative Creativity

Unleash the ‘1+1=3’ power of collaborative creativity

For: Creative teams that are feeling stale and running out of ideas

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Time:  ½ day (face-to-face or virtual courses)

Creativity is a team sport, not a solo enterprise.

Popular myth tells us that geniuses are solitary creatures. But the reality is that all great artistic, technological and scientific innovations have come from communities of creatives.

Unlocking Collaborative Creativity will give your team the techniques and tools they need to boost their joint creative powers.

On this interactive course, they’ll explore different ways of working together which encourage innovation and risk-taking. They’ll experiment with new ways to generate, develop and test ideas together.

This course will be tailored to your organisation. We’ll use exercises based on your real work so that the course is relevant and practical for your team.

Your team will be able to:

  • Unleash the untapped potential of their collaborative creativity
  • Overcome roadblocks and stumbling points which slow down their projects
  • Turn their ideas into actions which benefit your clients and your organisation

Content for Unlocking Collaborative Creativity

Your course will be designed to meet your team’s specific needs. It will draw upon creativity techniques such as:

  • Building T-shaped teams that combine experts with depth and generalists with breadth
  • Better brainstorming by working iteratively as individuals, small teams and a large group
  • Embracing beautiful constraints so limitations fuel their creativity
  • Looking for the idea before the idea
  • Using creative conflicts to explore alternative perspectives
  • Improvising together using ‘yes and’
  • Converging and diverging to develop and test ideas
  • Celebrating failures and their gifts of learning to encourage risk-taking
  • Giving additive feedback that stimulates creativity rather than squashes it
  • Shaping their environment so it enhances creativity and collaboration
  • Welcoming guest stars such as master teachers and outside experts
  • Moving from idea to action

Learning options for Unlocking Collaborative Creativity

  • Training only
  • Combine with reviews of your people’s creative work
  • Combine with coaching for individual team members
  • Combine with a consulting project to develop common standards, processes and tools for your organisation’s creative work

My training is based on my 20 years’ experience as a business writer and communications professional.

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I’m based in London and work with clients
across the UK and internationally.

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If you’d like to have a chat about Unlocking Collaborative Creativity for your team, please send me a message.