We’ve come a long way in 5 months!

It’s my birthday and I’m celebrating by starting to blog on the Centre for Creativity website, as one of the first students to study the MICL.

Our induction day on 17th September last year seems a very long time ago.  As strangers, we were thrown together in teams to explore the locality.  Our brief was to capture (as photos or in physical format) anything that was relevant to us in terms of innovation, creativity and leadership.

Nearly five months later, we are back in those teams working on a case study exercise as part of our Leading Creative Design module.  We’ve learnt a lot about ourselves and each other through our Creative Writing exercises, sharing our innermost secrets, our desires and our largely undiscovered talents.  We’ve explored our personalities and leadership styles, facilitated workshops and explored real-life problems during our Creative Problem Solving and Leadership module.  We’ve examined behaviours and personality traits in the workplace with the Psychology of Creativity module.

We’ve covered a lot of ground in a short space of time and for me, the course material is all starting to knit together.  As a group, we are also starting to gel.  Certainly in the group I’m working in at present, we’ve managed to create an open and supportive climate.  It’s starting to prove really helpful in  getting things done.  Climate is so important…

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About alisonjduffy
Currently studying on the new Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (MICL) at City University London. Co-Founder and Operating Partner at Per Diem innovation and creativity consultancy. BA Hons Drama and English; Dipl Arts Administration. Trained Synectics facilitator of creativity. 20 plus years in marketing communications, performance improvement and business coaching and arts and corporate sector.

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