What Great Masters of Art Can Teach Career Counselors about Creativity, Innovation and Career Planning and Management
The most recent IBM Global CEO Study identified creativity as the number one need for organizational leaders in today’s competitive world. Shortly after the study came out, Newsweek published an article entitled “The Creativity Crisis.” The first study highlighted a strategic need. The second article added a sense of urgency. This seminar will present a new way to think about creative skill development, and take participants through interactive creative experiences as stepping stones into skill development. Using lecturettes, creative exercises, and small group discussions, this seminar will focus on the large picture of what creativity means within an organizational setting, and on the concrete ways career development professionals can work with clients to develop their creative skills.
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Facilitator: Fred Mandell Ph.D. has earned a reputation as a highly innovative business leader, author, widely collected sculptor and painter, and catalyst for personal change. He has helped thousands of individuals and their organizations internationally to develop their creative skills and enhance their personal and professional growth. During his 21 year career at American Express Financial Advisors, Fred built sales divisions, led an investment company, and spearheaded marketing strategy including the evaluation and negotiation of international acquisitions. As an artist Fred has been featured in the national publication Gallery Guide. He has had one person shows at: Ford Center Gallery, Minneapolis, Imagine Fine Art Gallery, Rhode Island, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA, Martins Gallery, South Africa., and has participated in numerous juried shows. Fred’s life and work has been featured in the Public Television Series “Boomers; Redefining Life After 50.” In addition he has been featured or quoted in numerous national newspapers, magazine and TV media related to leadership, change and creativity, including Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Conference Board, Money Magazine, Boomer Media Properties, WGBH TV, Journal of Financial Planning, and publications of the Center for Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship. Fred holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and an Ed.M. in psychology from Boston University.