I'm headed to the annual QRCA conference in October, and am particularly looking forward to hearing a presentation on creativity from Dr. Joanne Brunn, who studies this sort of thing, and also has a lot of practical, real-world experience.
Why is it so hard to get to that Aha moment? Creativity is often misunderstood and may seem overwhelming to put into practical use. However, we all naturally follow the creative stages of preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. Through understanding these research-based stages of creativity, you will learn how to identify and manage the stages to encourage creativity. The stage that often gets neglected or outright prohibited is incubation – yet that is the major factor in getting to that Aha moment of illumination. Come and learn practical and fun ways to best take advantage of everyone’s natural creative flow.
To find out more and register for this Q-Cast, click here. These sessions are archived and can be viewed later if you miss the live session.
This event is unusual in that we don't allow a lot of veiled "pitching" -- presentations are usually excellent. So if you can't be in Vegas at the conference having a great time, you can take in some of the cool learning, and it's even free.
I'll be speaking as well, so will have to contain my partying. [I have a 9 am slot on a Friday, so wish me luck!]