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Professional Development


Harnessing Creativity Through Project Planning

Published 12 May 16 12:00 AM by Jenny O'Connor

“Innovate or die” is an exhortation that has become familiar to many organisations. Underpinning innovation is creativity; creative ideas provide the concepts that inspire innovation. Much advice that is written around creativity is focussed very narrowly on ideation or being more imaginative without addressing how these ‘flights of fancy’ can be applied to real life situations.
This workshop provides project managers and their teams with concrete and workable approaches that they can apply to pre-existing and embedded operational systems or project planning templates. This workshop helps participants understand more about creativity and how it works, and how creative thinking can be used to enhance planning and delivery of projects. During this interactive workshop participants will learn how to make space for creative thinking within a project plan without allowing the free-ranging nature of imaginative thought derail project plans and measures.

Meredith Lewis
Trainer Meredith Lewis has over 25 years’ experience in creating outcomes from creative and innovative ideas. During her early experience as a choreographer and performer, and then as a project manager in the arts, tertiary and community sectors, she has devised an approach to incorporating creative ideas within conventional project management planning frameworks. It is this approach she wants to share in this workshop.

Deakin University, Melbourne City Centre
Conference Room, Level 3
550 Bourke Street (the Deloitte Building), Melbourne city

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

On the west end of Bourke Street, near the William Street Corner
Getting There:
By public transport: The Melbourne City Centre is within easy walking distance of Southern Cross Station, ten minutes straight up Bourke Street as you exit the station.
There is also a tram stop outside the building.
By car: The Melbourne City Centre has a limited number of onsite parking spots that are free of charge to guests, but heavily booked.
Nearby car parking: Wilson Parking provides public car parking and is located nearby at 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Several metered street parks surround the MCC for various time limits and there are several other public car parks in the surrounding blocks.
Please contact MCC on (03) 9918 9000 about booking an MCC guest park.

Event details

When: 9 August 2016

Registrations Open: 12 May 16 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 4 Aug 16 11:59 PM

Cost: Members $300; Affiliate $340; Public $400

Contact: Jenny.Oconnor@atem.org.au

Where: Melbourne, Victoria

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