Interactive Creativity Keynotes

Imagine your audience feeling refreshed, inspired and motivated to use their creativity-thinking abilities. Conversations and plans to realize exciting new potentials take place.

Audiences love learning how they can spark creative thinking and action through the stories and examples.  These engaging conference presentations invite attendees to participate – to overcome simple mindsets that stand in the way of success.

Keynotes and Conference Presentations

7 Principles to Embed Creativity Thinking and Innovation Everyday
Innovation leaders apply 7 simple principles for managing people and managing people’s expectations to ease the stalemates often felt throughout the innovation process.

Language and Leverage for Creative Thinking
Leaders and managers are reminded that the language they use can influences how the message they mean to deliver is received. They practice using tools to engage other people’s creativity-thinking, including question phrasing, solution presenting and responding to new proposals.

Creativity and Innovation: What’s style got to do with it?
Navigating round different personality styles to choose creativity thinking methods can be tough. This keynote/workshop shows how to make it easier.  Based on findings from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument, leaders and managers quickly review and then practice stretching thinking beyond their own stylistic ‘box’.
®MBTI, Myers Briggs, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.

Styles and the Creative Process: What energizes you most?
Teams, facilitators and team leaders benefit from discussing their favourite styles for problem solving and decision-making and learning how to collaborate from strength. The Foursight personality instrument is used as a support and starting point.


Facilitating Creativity

How do create new futures?  1 –  discover what’s possible, 2 – decide what’s doable and 3 – commit to new actions.

When you need new ideas for your next steps or strategy, creativityland can facilitate your team. Using fun, exciting and engaging techniques and experiences novel responses to meet your challenge will be generated for action.

Setting the context is as important as the creating itself; brains, minds, bodies all need loosening up. We build a comfortable environment, so everyone feels secure, welcome to risk and open to trying-on new thoughts. The bottom line for success? 1 – clarity, 2 – desire and drive and 3 – patience.

Contact cLand2/Marci Segal Consulting to design and/or facilitate your idea/innovation session. We  expand your imagination to explore new realms of what’s possible.

Culture-building for New Ideas, Decisions, Actions and Outcomes

Leaders don’t have time to learn in a workshop and then transfer that learning to the workplace.  We’ve short-cut that process by embedding learning within the practice of innovation. Using the Passport to Innovation approach, we created in 2001, leaders

  • learn creativity and innovation management skills through exercises and use them to improve the business
  • leverage insights into natural styles and abilities to promote self-management and to set expectations for others
  • apply the learning to business issues
  • get help overcoming obstacles to implementing innovation
  • capture the learning, learn from the knowledge, pass on the insights, improve

The result?  Innovation leadership development at the same time as innovating for the organization.  Win. Win. Win.

Passport to Innovation ™ – Whole

Passport to Innovation ™ is creativityland inc’s proprietary management and leadership program that embeds creativity and innovation everyday on the job.  It develops creative leadership talents that delivers innovation.

Passport to Innovation (PTI)  helps leaders regain the creative confidence they used to have when they were kids. PTI  takes executives through a series of small to larger creativity and innovation successes through which they surprise themselves with how creative they can be. They integrate these new tools and methods with what they already know to achieve remarkable results.

PTI began in 2001. Its purpose:  to influence incremental culture change to free people’s thinking so they could create, commit to and contribute to the organization’s new future. The entire program of 18 months yielded spectacular results for its first client, PHD Canada. Fred Forster, president and CEO PHD Canada, said that PTI, more than anything else, defined his media agency with regards to the creative work they do.

PTI can be called a management training program that reaches throughout the organization.  As the executives  learn new skills, they are accountable to use them with their associates and teams to advance the business.  They learn ways to

  • adjust behaviours to inspire creative thinking for innovation
  • engage, encourage and support people to generate new ideas and carry out new decisions,
  • use a variety of creativity thinking tools and change methods to advance the business agenda

As they learn together the executive team develops a collaborative cohort of innovation professionals.  Together they find out how to keep an openness to risk taking, a tolerance for complexity and a sensitivity to the environment; they set up new relationships, and walk the talk for leveraging creativity. Engagement levels of their reports and colleagues rise as the program continues.

Do you want help with your innovation?  Let’s talk so we can learn how we can partner to free your thinking to create new futures.

Passport to Innovation – in Chunks

One or two-day training programs are more common; they fit the current mold for executive development. We can meet your need for a day or two training as well. We’d assemble a program that enables your teams to create, produce, commit to and collaboratively contribute to creating new futures.

How? In conversation, we clarify your intentions and generate ideas about ways to accomplish them. Next, we develop a thumbnail program in a proposal for your approval. Here’s a checklist as a that shows traditional areas of creativity and innovation skill training to bring to life in your teams and employees.

Creativity and Innovation Skills

  • sense opportunities and challenges
  • define new problems /opportunities/ challenges with can-do clarity
  • anticipate future changes and assemble scenario plans
  • use other than normal thinking to create results
  • defer judgement and break away from habit bound thinking
  • see new relationships between people, things and trends affecting the business
  • test ideas in full light of the consequences that may ensue
  • carry out new ideas
  • observe carefully and discover often overlooked facts
  • use checklists to create new ideas
  • refine and strengthen strange ideas to make them useful
  • use a methodological approach to creative problem solving
  • become sensitive to and lead knowing the human dynamics of creation
  • facilitate meetings for engagement and results
  • work collaboratively and creatively

We love challenges, and relish opportunities to create with you. Send us a note so we can put a plan together for you.


Styles for Creativity

Creating new futures goes more smoothly when people are aware of what they naturally do and use those strengths collaboratively to deliver innovation. That’s why we look at style.  Team-building, engagement, communication, leadership, creativity and innovation are all positively influenced by knowing the human dynamics and approaches to creating.

It is worthwhile to invest in overcoming interpersonal hurdles that may result from style differences. We want to help you realize your full potential and make best use of your human resources investment.

Organizations use personality styles to build teams, develop expert knowledge, create new ideas and make new decisions, and to enhance leadership communication.  Depending on your goal, creativityland can craft a workshop, work session, information session, keynote or interactive game to

  • teach
  • expose
  • practice
  • apply

personality styles to

  • understand self
  • lead others
  • ease collaboration, communication, teamwork
  • find interpersonal and professional growth opportunities

for your team, amongst peers and throughout your organization.

Our associates use a variety of tools to do this, and given your situation, we’d recommend the tools that fits best among these and others we can source from our network:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument
  • DiSC®
  • Personality Dimensions®/Temperament Theory
  • Kirton Adaptor Innovator Inventory
  • FourSight
  • Interaction Styles

(FYI all cLand2 associates are sensitive to how styles impact creative performance.  cLand2 lead consultant and founder, Marci Segal, MS, is a world-recognized authority and pioneer connecting psychological type (MBTI® instrument theory) with creativity and the human dynamics of innovation.)

®MBTI, Myers Briggs, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries. DiSC® is a registered trademark of Inscape Publishing. Personality Dimensions is a registered trademark of Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.