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Thrive at creativity

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    £412.50 + VAT

    *
  • Start Date(s): 11 April 2024
  • Duration: Thursday and Friday, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, two days
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
    More information

Introduction:

The importance of creativity to business success is clear.

But it is important to acknowledge high burn-out rates amongst creative professionals, with 70% of employees in the creative industries saying they have suffered (Statista 2019).

Many individuals struggle to express their natural creative talents at work due to tight deadlines and limited resources.

That’s why it’s more crucial than ever for us to learn how to create space for both productive creativity and self-care.

This course will take a holistic approach to developing creative potential whilst taking into account wellbeing.

It will teach people to be creatively brilliant and healthy.

  • This course is for anyone working in a design, creative or research agency, as well as sole-trading creative entrepreneurs, who are keen to expand their existing skills in creativity and improve their creative resilience.
  • This course will provide space for you to reflect, review, redesign and recalibrate whilst learning new skills to move forward.
  • You’ll experience a step-by-step process that will blend theory with pragmatic tools to help you create a range of achievable actions.

What you’ll study

On this course, you will:

  • Deconstruct – Until you know who you are you can’t create change. This module will get to the essence of why creativity is important to you and provide an understanding of your creative resilience. Through 360 feedback and reflection, you’ll discover your motivators, strengths and barriers.
  • Reconstruct – Through a combination of lectures, activities and listening to the perspectives of others, you’ll learn how to gain creative confidence, learn pragmatic tools and overcome limiting beliefs. There’ll be exercises to apply the techniques in the workplace.
  • Move forward – You’ll be guided through the process of crafting your personal change pathway for growing your creative potential in the workplace. You’ll learn how to define your creative ‘sweet spot’ and devise a roadmap for creative change.

How you’re taught

The course will be a combination of lectures, discussions and informal learning spaces that allow for exploration, discussion, critique and shared learning.

Slides, templates and workbooks will be available to download after the course for future reference.

Tutor profile:

Yvonne Richardson is a creativity strategist and educator with over 20 years’ of innovation experience.

A creativity provocateur and critical thinker, her training courses draw from her background in psychology, strategic marketing and brand-building.

Yvonne has hopped across companies, freelancing gigs, hit burnout (and bounced back), took a sabbatical, moved into academia, launched an idea and evolved it into a business… and made plenty of mistakes along the way.

Basically, she has been at both the creative coalface and led others through creative process.

With a degree in psychology and postgraduate diploma in applied psychology, Yvonne is currently a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in the School of Art and Design where she is the subject expert on creativity, innovation and consumer psychology.

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Entry requirements

Level: Intermediate / Professional

Entry requirement: You should have experience of working in a creative environment, but no formal qualifications in design are required.

You must be over the age of 18 to attend this course.

Level: Intermediate / Professional

Entry requirement: You should have experience of working in a creative environment, but no formal qualifications in design are required.

You must be over the age of 18 to attend this course.

Fees and funding

Fee: £412.50 + VAT (ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company).

Fee: £412.50 + VAT (ask us if you'd prefer an invoice sent to your company).

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