Critical Creativity: The Most Undervalued Leadership Skill NEW

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Date of event: 9 June 2020
Event ends: 9 June 2020
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. *Up to 2 Places*
Critical Creativity: The Most Undervalued Leadership Skill NEW


The business world doesn’t lack knowledge or expertise – it lacks the imagination of what to do with it. Thinking differently and creating new ideas adds huge value. Skills like creativity, deep thinking and problem-solving are in great demand.

Do we recognise the importance of creativity? Innovation requires two modes of thinking. We use one a lot: analysis, judgement and decision-making. How can we equally use the less recognised mindset: possibility and options?

This interactive workshop can help create parity across the skillset – needed if creativity is to have a measurable impact on business.

Who Should Attend?

Any leader who acknowledges that ‘what got us here, probably won’t get us there’, will find this session invaluable. The workshop will help all leaders place creativity at the top table of their organisation’s skillset, alongside technical expertise and knowledge-based skills. Participants will leave being able to role model how creativity can be used, multiple times in any one day, for a business-critical impact.

Key words

The primary theme is INNOVATION and the secondary theme is CHANGE.

It is relevant to the development of Imagination, Innovation, Creativity, Mindset, Skillset, Decision-making.

THP, The Henley Partnership

Kirk Vallis

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Kirk is an organisational development leader at Google, specialising in driving creativity as a critical skill across the organisation globally. Kirk helps people use creativity to solve critical problems.

He assists teams through projects where new solutions are needed to move forward and, whenever new options and fresh thinking are required to help make more confident decisions, builds the capability in others to be more creative.

Kirk also applies his practice to his passion for sport where, among other projects, he leads creative problem-solving modules for the UEFA Pro Licence and Sporting Director programmes for the English Football Association. He advises and supports a number of organisations including: adidas, 21st Club and Moving Ahead.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

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