Workshop: Supercharge Creativity + Collaboration

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Non-member event price
$175
Member event price
$95

When

February 16th, 2024
8:00am - 12:00 pm

Where

The Nerdery
7700 France Ave. S., Ste. 286
Edina, Minn 55435

What it’s about

The professional landscape is evolving at lightning speed. We can predict some of what lies ahead (robot co-workers?), but other changes will take us completely by surprise. How can we prepare to work, lead, and thrive in a future full of unknowns? By getting creative

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, creativity is one of the top three skills workers need to succeed in 2025 and beyond. And we’re not just talking designers, writers, and art directors. Across all job titles, creative problem-solving is an essential skill, alongside other soft skills like active listening, collaboration, and adaptability.

In this energizing, hands-on workshop, we will: 

  • Smash the myth that says creativity is only for a select, talented few
  • Define six factors that block individual and collective creativity 
  • Play with block-busting techniques including improv games and drawing exercises
  • Learn how to use arts-based activities to improve communication and collaboration
  • Strategize how to shift workplace culture toward one of greater creativity, connection, and support

Who is this workshop for?

  • People in roles not historically defined as creative, like account managers and project managers
  • People in creative roles: designers, writers, art directors and photographers
  • Solo practitioners on “teams of one”
  • Team leaders

About the speaker

Stephanie Watson

Founder, Everyday Creative Studio

Stephanie is an award-winning children’s book author, interdisciplinary artist, and arts educator for both adults and children. For the past 20 years, she’s also worked as a content strategist and copywriter, serving a diverse range of clients including Target, 3M, Medica, the University of Minnesota, Two Bettys Green Cleaning, and many more. 

Everyday Creative Studio brings exercises and principles from the art world into the workplace, to help business teams supercharge creativity, collaboration skills, and adaptability for the future of work.

What to expect on February 16th

  • 8:00 am
    Arrival
    Doors open, networking begins, food and refreshments are available.
  • 8:30 am
    Workshop
    Includes a presentation, two hours of hands-on activities, and two 15-minute breaks. We’ll be up on our feet for part of the session–wear comfortable shoes! If you’re unable to stand, we’ll offer adapted versions of the exercises.
  • 12:00 pm
    Networking
    Post-workshop networking.