Creative Workplaces

Some of the most innovative organizations today are known for their wild office spaces, flexible working arrangements and divergent ways of thinking. While not all of us have a climbing wall in our office or an afternoon set aside for personal projects, we will explore some of the most interesting and replicable ways of stimulating creativity with staff teams and fostering a culture of learning.

Bringing your imagination to work is the currency of the knowledge economy. In this course, we will look broadly at organizational learning and what fosters productivity in the workplace in the new millennium, as well as the challenges and benefits of making these cultural shifts. Finally, how can we integrate these concepts into our own workplaces to deliver innovative products and services?

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  • Defining characteristics of creative workplaces (through case studies)

  • Analyzing the role of management in creative environments

  • Exploring the concept of the learning organizations (Peter Senge model)

  • Developing support systems for a learning culture

  • Practical applications for managers and teams to promote creativity and learning

  • Managers, supervisors, or project managers who want to mobilize teams and improve creative output
  • Subject matter experts focused on innovation
  • Knowledge management and business process improvement champions

Kate Wetherow, BFA, PMP, has over 15 years not-for-profit experience in education and operations at organizations at the community, national and international levels. Kate has a unique blend of skills as a knowledge management specialist, project manager and Lean Black Belt in business process improvement. Her particular expertise is in organizational learning, where she works to strengthen integration among departments, improve workflow efficiency and apply collaborative tools to facilitate seamless information exchange.

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Leading and Mobilizing People

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Some of the most innovative organizations today are known for their wild office spaces, flexible working arrangements and divergent ways of thinking. While not all of us have a climbing wall in our office or an afternoon set aside for personal projects, we will explore some of the most interesting and replicable ways of stimulating creativity with staff teams and fostering a culture of learning.

Bringing your imagination to work is the currency of the knowledge economy. In this course, we will look broadly at organizational learning and what fosters productivity in the workplace in the new millennium, as well as the challenges and benefits of making these cultural shifts. Finally, how can we integrate these concepts into our own workplaces to deliver innovative products and services?

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Creative Workplaces

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807

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10days before the course start date

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Kate Wetherow, BFA, PMP, has over 15 years not-for-profit experience in education and operations at organizations at the community, national and international levels. Kate has a unique blend of skills as a knowledge management specialist, project manager and Lean Black Belt in business process improvement. Her particular expertise is in organizational learning, where she works to strengthen integration among departments, improve workflow efficiency and apply collaborative tools to facilitate seamless information exchange.

Audience: 

Managers, supervisors, or project managers who want to mobilize teams and improve creative output
Subject matter experts focused on innovation
Knowledge management and business process improvement champions

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Creative Workplaces
November 22, 2019
9:00 - 16:00
$595.00
Creative Workplaces
March 25, 2020
9:00 - 16:00
$595.00
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