Creativity and Innovation Seminars and Workshops

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Derek’s Creativity and Innovation seminars and workshops are practical, fun and full of interaction. You can download a guide to Derek’s Creativity and Innovation Keynotes and Seminars by clicking on the link.

Zen And The Art Of Business Creativity

This is an action-packed seminar or masterclass with little time for rest. Therefore it is ideal for students and staff at conferences, especially just after lunch! Add SPICE to your business with a little Creative Thinking.

In this slightly more interactive variation, audiences will discover a number of practical uses for Creative Thinking in a business context including:

  • Making use of negativity
  • Examining boundaries and removing blocks
  • The Power of Story
  • The role and impact of creativity in innovation

Finally, audiences will leave with SPICE and 12 simple but effective tips to aid working with creativity.

Slow Innovation

Originally, Derek wrote this as a manifesto for the Change This organisation. We have Slow Food, Slow Education and many other Slow movements. Slow Innovation uses Slow Food as a metaphor to explore how Innovation can be made sustainable and more manageable.  Consequently, you can learn to avoid expensive knee-jerk reactions and journeys down blind alleys in our quest to ensure future success.

Understanding The Innovation Equation

Derek created the Innovation Equation as a model to help explain the concept of Innovation. Furthermore, it provides a method for actively measuring the Innovation capability of organisations so that we can measure progress and compare performance in different industry sectors. Finally, Derek looks at the role of Creativity and Knowledge as well as the other factors that are necessary for success.

This keynote describes in detail how this is achieved and there is a look at the performance of companies that have been in the news. Above all, it reveals the shocking truth about the ideal structure of a truly innovative organisation.

Most importantly, Derek reveals how this has helped businesses to target scarce resources and survive the current economic downturn.

Innovation As A Human Race

Innovation is essentially based on the ideas, knowledge and behaviour of human beings – even machinery and production lines can be thought of as the physical manifestation of human knowledge.

Consequently, in some countries, we have had a head start and also the right ‘running gear’. Not all countries are the same and some who are just entering the race are potentially capable of running faster.

Who are these late entries into the Innovation Race, should we try to beat them or collaborate with them? What are the characteristics that distinguish the runners?

Derek will answer all these questions. In addition, he will look at Innovation on a global scale.