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Innovation, Creativity and Leadership –           Research and PracticeCentre for Creativity in Professional Practice  Cit...
School of Business Administration    Portland State University        Portland, Oregon
Creativity is not something that   has to be worked at, but  something that is releasedautomatically when we are on   the ...
Classes Currently Teaching• Organizational Design and Change• The Power of Soul and Spirit in        Business• Developing ...
Questions: How might I weave aspects of creativity into my management     classroom? What kind of art are business stude...
Mgmt 445 – Organizational Design and Change                Course Learning Objectives Become familiar with major OD inter...
Use of Active Learning                   Strategies“Learning is not a spectator sport”(Chickering and Gamson, 1987)
Bridges Interpretive Transitions Assignment• Ending – “Yesterday” – The Beatles• Neutral Zone – “River of Dreams” – Billy ...
Sampling of Student Work• Films: Titanic; The Lion King; Gone with the  Wind• Poetry• Salmon life cycle; life cycle of but...
“Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows”
How can we further use art and           creativity in class?• Construct models• Have more from each group like pictures, ...
How were you creative?              Make an ice cream Sunday         Mix and matched my                                   ...
“Art is the doorway to learning”
The Power of Soul and Spirit in BusinessSoul =Spirit =
Learning Objectives1. Understand current    relevance of soul &                                                    2. Deve...
Verbal-LinguisticIntelligence                                                      Logical-Mathematical                   ...
Our Evening with Soul Photos
Photos Continued….
Photos Continued
Photos Continued
Soul and Spirit QuotientOn 5 point scale went from 3.4 to               4.5
Mgmt 410Developing Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Artist’s Way at Work by Bryan, Cameron, & AllenThe Ten Faces of Innovation         By Kelley
Creativity Projects• Pinstriping• Gracie
Lessons Learned/Reflections• Students respond positively when given creative  opportunities• Things don’t always go as pla...
Next Steps• Measuring impact through follow-upsurveys/interviews• Develop matrix of indicators• Establish support group/bl...
Ellen West - Making a space for creativity in university business classes: voices from the field
Ellen West - Making a space for creativity in university business classes: voices from the field
Ellen West - Making a space for creativity in university business classes: voices from the field
Ellen West - Making a space for creativity in university business classes: voices from the field
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  1. 1. Innovation, Creativity and Leadership – Research and PracticeCentre for Creativity in Professional Practice City University London – 13th June 2011 Making a Space for Creativity in University Business Classes: voices from the field Ellen West, Ph.D. School of Business Administration Portland State University Portland, Oregon USA
  2. 2. School of Business Administration Portland State University Portland, Oregon
  3. 3. Creativity is not something that has to be worked at, but something that is releasedautomatically when we are on the right path. Phillips.
  4. 4. Classes Currently Teaching• Organizational Design and Change• The Power of Soul and Spirit in Business• Developing Creativity and Innovation inBusiness
  5. 5. Questions: How might I weave aspects of creativity into my management classroom? What kind of art are business students capable of creating? What classroom conditions foster this kind of expression? How might I measure the effectiveness of this learning strategy?
  6. 6. Mgmt 445 – Organizational Design and Change Course Learning Objectives Become familiar with major OD interventions Become familiar with concept of organizational transitions Engage in active learning in order to illustrate change principles Develop ability to understand, analyze, & prescribe selected change interventions
  7. 7. Use of Active Learning Strategies“Learning is not a spectator sport”(Chickering and Gamson, 1987)
  8. 8. Bridges Interpretive Transitions Assignment• Ending – “Yesterday” – The Beatles• Neutral Zone – “River of Dreams” – Billy Joel or “Walking on Broken Glass” – Annie Lennox• Beginning – “Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow” –Fleetwood Mac
  9. 9. Sampling of Student Work• Films: Titanic; The Lion King; Gone with the Wind• Poetry• Salmon life cycle; life cycle of butterfly• Music• Photography• Painting
  10. 10. “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows”
  11. 11. How can we further use art and creativity in class?• Construct models• Have more from each group like pictures, songs, and movies• Relate theories to music• Have innovation and creativity be part of the class culture• Look at before and after pictures to help visualize change inour lives• Dancing or live art demonstration• Bridges change stages Pictionary• As a way to describe feelings and convey emotions that onewould feel during a transition• Visit an art museum• Anything but papers
  12. 12. How were you creative? Make an ice cream Sunday Mix and matched my clothesCut my own hair Wrote stories Built a filter for a truck Created a prom outfit Made a scarf Planning an event for over A new way to keep track of my schedule 400 guests Tarot Cards Dressed up like a pirate Relaxed Developed ways to handle stress and manage This Project Henna tattoo and scribbled a galloping horse Given a presentation on high and low context culture Origami Designed something Dress people in different fashionsMade a gift Planned a vacation or trip
  13. 13. “Art is the doorway to learning”
  14. 14. The Power of Soul and Spirit in BusinessSoul =Spirit =
  15. 15. Learning Objectives1. Understand current relevance of soul & 2. Develop spirit in the strategies workplace; for integrating soul & spirit into your life and workplace; 3. Critique one aspect of soul & spirit in the workplace
  16. 16. Verbal-LinguisticIntelligence Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Visual-SpatialIntrapersonal IntelligenceIntelligence 8 Ways of Knowing* Musical-RhythmicInterpersonal IntelligenceIntelligence Naturalist Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Intelligence*Adapted from Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences. By David Lazear. (Palatine, Ill.: Sklight, 1998). Pathways of Learning ©2000 ZephyrPress, Tucson, Arizona. http://zephyrpress.com
  17. 17. Our Evening with Soul Photos
  18. 18. Photos Continued….
  19. 19. Photos Continued
  20. 20. Photos Continued
  21. 21. Soul and Spirit QuotientOn 5 point scale went from 3.4 to 4.5
  22. 22. Mgmt 410Developing Creativity and Innovation in Business
  23. 23. The Artist’s Way at Work by Bryan, Cameron, & AllenThe Ten Faces of Innovation By Kelley
  24. 24. Creativity Projects• Pinstriping• Gracie
  25. 25. Lessons Learned/Reflections• Students respond positively when given creative opportunities• Things don’t always go as planned• Getting out of the way facilitates the process• Willing to take more risks in the classroom these days• Having a lot more fun• Students are great
  26. 26. Next Steps• Measuring impact through follow-upsurveys/interviews• Develop matrix of indicators• Establish support group/blog• Create entrepreneurship class• Assisting with CWLO efforts regarding “CreativeThinking”

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