January 2018 Newsletter
Hightop Mountain, Central VA
Happy New year!

There continues to be momentum around the Creative Facilitation Workshop Series so I am excited to be offering two full-day Creative Facilitation Workshops - 101 and 201 - in February and March in DC! Feb. workshop details are below.

Also coming up in 2018: I'm presenting at two upcoming exciting public events: Improv for leading Teams at the Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston, April 23-26; and Improv for Community Building at Work at the Wisdom for a Modern Workplace Conference in Santa Fe, August 7-8. Both events are now open to the public for registration. Hope to see some of you there!

For those new this newsletter, I also offer also Skype or Zoom individual coaching. (1) Creative Emergence Business Coaching for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, leaders, and others; and (2) Creative Facilitation Coaching for facilitators, trainers, educators, leaders, and anyone who designs and/or deliver trainings and wants to bring themselves and their trainings to creative life. In addition to individual coaching, I offer in-house train-the-trainer workshops for leaders, managers, trainers, coaches, and facilitators in organizational departments - all individually customized. Details below.

Scroll down for articles, a new blog post, events, and links.
Have a generative week!

Workshop in DC ~ Saturday, Feb. 24th!
Creative Facilitation Using
Improv and Storytelling

Integrated with other Applied Creativity Practices

Experience a variety of Applied Improvisational Theater, Applied Storytelling, and other creative approaches to enliven your programs, accelerate participant learning and deepen your presence, confidence, and flexibility as a facilitator; be more at ease creating, improvising, and adapting in the moment; learn accessible, fun, purposeful activities; and cultivate and trust your own creativity and resilience. Leave with creative activities for warm-ups, energizers, group activities, individual and group storytelling, creative thinking and ideation, team/community building, breaking down interpersonal barriers, move through resistance, and more...and feeling more in touch with your own creativity.
For facilitators, trainers, leaders, teachers, group leaders...

There are dive-in and earlybird rates! For more info and to register:

There is Special Alumni Discount Rate of 50% off for anyone who has taken any of the workshops in the Creative Facilitation Series (except CF 201) and wants a refresher with a different group dynamic. Some familiar content, and some new. Email me directly for that link or more info. 

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Creating 

New Blog Post

When the going gets tough, the tough get resilient, empowered, creative, and improvisational. History shows us that. Times of great challenge, flux, and uncertainty can lead to into new, healthier ways of thinking, being, interacting, and creating... 

Continued at http://bit.ly/2Gv8d9V
Creativity Links

Every issue I include some of my recently tweeted links - articles, videos, quotes, and other creativity-related links of interest. Join me at @ CreatvEmergence.

1.  The Japanese words for "space" could change your view of the world <-- and how
      you design a workshop! - http://bit.ly/2DroQ8w 
2.   Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work - bit.ly/2DEpjkH
3.   What orchestras can teach executives about conducting business -      
4.   4 Skills Great Innovators Share - http://bit.ly/2E5dNxx
5.   How Neuroscience Can Boost Your Creativity - BigThink - http://bit.ly/2qH7kHu
6.   What Makes a Genius? - National Geographic - http://on.natgeo.com/2jfF87M
7.   The secret to creativity according to science - PBS - http://to.pbs.org/2CDV2Bn
8.   4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future - http://bit.ly/2DwBOln
9.   Learning to Think Outside the Box: Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline
      NYTimes - http://nyti.ms/2rutz3N
10. The Fundamental Difference Between Thriving and Dying Organizations -  
11.  Midwives of the Regeneration: On the fertile edges of the more beautiful world
       - http://bit.ly/2Dyr9XC
12.  Let Me Blow Your Mind: The Importance of Awe in Education - 
       Singularity Hub - http://bit.ly/2F2ox0m 
14.  6 Ways Improv Aligns With Mindfulness - http://bit.ly/2n1Kd67
15.  Why Intelligent Optimism Is Crucial to Human Progress - Singularity Hub -
16.  4 Career Lessons Learned from 14 months of Improv Theater - 
17.  Artist Transforms Abandoned Buildings In New Orleans With Powerful Art
       - http://bit.ly/2iPGvNT
18.  7 deadly sins of Applied Storytelling - IDEO - http://ideo.to/2rKLhr 
19.  How to Spark "Next-Gen" Creativity - strategy + business -
20.  Liminal Leadership - Inter-Systemic change - Kosmos Journal for Global
       Transformation -   http://bit.ly/2rxxXiw
Creative Facilitation Coaching
For Facilitators, Trainers, Educators, Leaders, and those who want to bring your workshops & trainings - & your own Creative Self - to life!

CF coaching is for those who wants to generate novel ideas and activities for your next event; create compelling content and engaging, alive workshops; bring more of your unique creativity into your workshop design or delivery in a grounded way that meets the groups objectives; and learn how to easily modify your existing activities, as well as create new ones. We work with the real facilitation/design project, workshop, or event you have, and customize the approach and activities for the specific event. You can already have most of it it designed, and just need some tweaking, or none of it designed and need a larger structure. I meet you wherever you are. These are stand-alone sessions, and can be anywhere from 45-minutes to 2-hours. Contact me for a FREE, no obligation 30-minute discovery session to see if this is right for you.
Creative Facilitation Train-the-Trainer Workshops
for Organizational Departments or Teams

In addition to the Creative Facilitation series of public workshop I've been offering for many years, I also offer in-house train-the-trainer workshops for leaders, managers, trainers, coaches, and facilitators in organizational departments - are all individually customized. Contact me to find out more!
Creative Emergence Coaching
Whole-Brain, Whole-Person Business/Creativity Coaching for Inspired or Aspiring
Entre/Solopreneurs & Leaders. For

Personal, Professional & Business Development.

Creative Emergence Coaching is a whole-brain coaching process designed to accelerate your personal, professional, and business development: discovering and/or structuring your purpose, passion, and creativity  into an income-generating business or work...or creating anything new: your signature approach/model/process/methodology, workshop, product, or service....or workshop design and delivery. Contact me for a FREE , no obligation 30-minute discovery session to see if this approach is right for you. 
Our Services

The Center for Creative Emergence is a creativity coaching, experience design, and facilitation company dedicated to integrating inspired creativity, meaning, organizational culture and business for a happier and more creative, meaningful, productive work life and a richer bottom line.

Services include Creativity/Emergence coaching; Creative Facilitation Coaching; Creative Facilitation: designing and facilitating whole-brain organizational and public workshops, conference presentations, creativity events; Creative Facilitation Train-the-Trainer; and and Quantum Leap Business Improv.  

Organizational Clients have included PBS, Panasonic, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Dominos, John Deere, Microsoft, GEICO, RAPP, Congressional Hunger Center, Kaiser Permanente, Federal Executive Institute, NetImpact UVA, Teach for America, Hands On Network, National Institutes of Health, The World Bank, USGS, Invest Northern Ireland, Service Employee International Union, Clean Currents, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among others.

Products: Discovery Dialogues Audio Package; Creativity in Business eBook

Website: www.creativeemergence.com
: The Fertile Unknown 
Twitter: @CreatvEmergence
Instagram: creativeemergence (new)
Facebook groups: Applied Creativity Network & Creativity in Business
                                & Creative Emergence Coaching

My photo. Dave Gray's quote.
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