Inspiring Thinkers to Help Businesses Unlock Creative Potential

Oct 19, 2004

Local companies will discover the secrets of successfully generating and implementing new, innovative ideas, and how to apply creativity to any job or project at the Invest Northern Ireland Implementing Creativity Workshop.


Designed to support new levels of creativity in industry and the resulting growth in business, the workshop will provide expert advice on innovative thinking and acting in the ever-changing modern work environment.

“Following the success of last year’s workshop, the sessions planned for 2004 have already generated significant interest from our client companies,” said Victor Jordan, Director of Business Improvement Services, Invest NI. “Not only will local firms learn how to incorporate creativity into their business, they will also discover useful problem solving tools and how to apply them, with help from some of the world’s most inspiring thinkers.”

Organisational development consultant Michelle James from the US Centre for Creative Emergence will lead the first day of the workshop on Monday 20th September. With over ten years experience as an organisational development consultant, Michelle will focus on the essential skills and experiences that allow organisations to remain responsive in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

World renowned creativity pioneer Win Wenger will lead the workshop on Tuesday 21st September. Author of over forty-eight books with a variety of topics including Creative Method, Accelerated Learning and Brain-Mind Development, Win will focus on methods of reviewing perceived problems using novel techniques to present possible solutions.

Nigel McIlwaine, Group Finance Director of the Foyle Food Group participated in last year’s workshop with Win Wenger: “I would strongly encourage as many companies as possible to take advantage of this latest workshop opportunity. The remarkable and simple techniques which were employed, presented realistic solutions to everyday business concerns. As a result, I discovered new and effective skills that have been of significant benefit to the Foyle Food Group and the way in which we manage organisational issues.”

The workshop will take place at the Signal Conference Centre in Bangor. Whilst it is recommended that delegates attend both days, each session has been designed to work as a stand alone module. Cost of the two day workshop is £75 whilst attendance for one day costs £50. Places can only be secured in advance, and with limited spaces available, early booking is recommended. To secure a place visit www.investni.com/registration

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