The leaders of the future are creative leaders​. ​The complex problems businesses face today require creative solutions and the leadership to make them a reality.  

Every industry today is threatened by by the rapid pace of change and in need of leadership that is resourceful, adaptable and resilient.​ ​If you're going to have a job and a company that survives these massive changes, you will need to focus on the things that AI & automation aren't already replacing. Creativity is one of the top three skills you will need to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The good news is you already have all  the creativity you need – it's within you and your team, but you have to give it an opportunity to come out. The best way to do this? Treat it like any other skill. Develop and support a habit of creative practice now, so that you'll be ready to respond to the next major challenge that's just around the corner (not in some distant future).

Program format

This is an accelerated program to develop a powerful creative problem solving tool-kit that can be applied anytime, any place.  It is built around a unique structure including an online 30-day challenge and 5 weekly hands-on workshops that provide a deep dive into a different themes. The structure allows for personal skill development as well as culling insights for immediate application in the workplace.  

  • Oct 3​ ​Introduction to The Big Seven strategies for creative leadership + Kickoff Creative Sprint 30-day challenge
  • Oct 10  Observation: Drawing workshop
  • Oct 17 Reflection: Writing workshop
  • Oct 24 Feedback: Communication and Critique workshop
  • Oct 31 Applications: Assessing Key Insights and Personal Learning Storytelling

Participant Takeaways

  • Explore creative practices for both innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Learn a methodology that builds an innovation culture through everyday actions.
  • Understand the risks of leading innovation in the workplace and how to manage them.
  • Explore how to develop creative capabilities of individuals and teams.
  • Develop confidence to drive innovation and support creative development in your workplace.
  • Establish powerful personal habits that sustain a resourceful “inspiration everywhere” mindset.


Date: October 3-October 31, 2018 (Wednesdays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Center for Corporate Education
301 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia
Room B3189
Cost: $1200 due in full at registration. A 10-percent discount is available at registration to VCU alumni and anyone who registers by September 3, 2018. Discounts can not be combined. Discount codes are provided at registration.

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, parking and all materials.

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