Northwestern University

Tue 3:30 PM

CANCELLED - Faculty Workshop: Playing with ideas: Creativity inside and outside the classroom

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, Tech Faculty Lounge (AKA Cohen Commons), 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Contact: Muveddet Harris   847.491.4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic

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***Thank you for registering. Unfortunately, due to the extreme temperatures and the many school closings, we have decided to postpone the session until a later day. We will send you an announcement about the new date and time, and we hope you will be able to join us.   

Creativity is fascinating and elusive.  According to a recent Time magazine poll (, Americans value creativity above such desirable characteristics as intelligence, compassion, humor, ambition, and beauty.  Nearly 2/3s of the respondents in the poll thought that creativity was central to success in the workplace and to America’s role as a global leader.  At the same time, Americans were divided and unsure on how creativity works: 30% agreed that creativity was spurred by persistent thinking, while 60% believed that it was sparked by a sudden inspiration.

     This workshop will help you to better understand creativity through the work of John Cleese (actor and comedian, Monty Python), Kathryn Yablokow (mechanical engineer, Penn State University), and Mia McMeekin (attorney, educator, and designer, MacMeekin Law PLLC).  The workshop will also offer an assessment of your creativity style and hands-on creativity activities.

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