Developed for "Open Minds, Open Doors: Leadership in the New World" a conference hosted by Women's Foodservice Forum, March 22 - 23, 1999.

Imagine Creativity at Every Level

The Natural Forms of Creativity

creative process

Our Definition of creativity

the entire process by which ideas are discovered and translated into useful tools, products and services and used in the marketplace.

5 E's

Many modes of learning/thinking in collaboration

At least seven levels of intelligence have been noted.
Gardner's work

5 points of mastery What are the characteristics of healthy creative people? What are the interacting, intrarelational facets of mature individuals?

Process Facilitation

You cannot directly manage group creativity. But you can manage, iteratively, the process -- idea stimulation, focus on subjects, length or work periods -- the rhythum of the experience.. You can diffuse or focus energy, push a group to 'go out' or 'get back to here.' You can learn the shape of human energy in the room and work with it. You can manage the physical environment -- color, light, sound, and textures: how it adjusts to the work -- rather than adjusting people to the environment. You can supply the tools, support staff, information, and use the environment to display and feed back product iterations. You can facilitate group genius and support the effort with exemplary knowledge work. With this kind of facilitation, you will cut the working time to a fraction of what it normally takes and produce a superior product.

Every individual in this room already possesses an answer.
The purpose of this intensive interaction is to stimulate one, several or all of us to remember
and extract what we already know.

MG Taylor axiom

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four step recreation model