November 2017 Newsletter
Rivanna Riverview Trail in Cville
Hi! Slipping the November newsletter in on the last day of the month! :-) Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! it was a beautiful, colorful fall day here in Charlottesville. Here are a few quick updates to share:  

We have a FB group, open for anyone to post Applied Creativity-related links: the Applied Creativity Network. Feel free to post anything you'd like to share there. For those new to this newsletter, there is also a Creativity in Business FB group. 

I'm delighted that in 2017 we offered four Creative Facilitation Series workshops (instead of the usual two as in past years), and happy to be continuing with the next two whole-brain Creative Facilitation workshops in January: (1) January 7, 2018 is the next Creative Facilitation Using Improv & Storytelling 101 workshop in DC. (2) On January 14, 2018, there is a Creative Facilitation 201 workshop in DC, and online coaching sessions, for anyone who has taken any of the the previous workshops in the CF series over the past 11 years. In January, look for an announcement of new offerings in the series, as well as other new offerings. Exciting 2018 ahead!

Also, in 2018 we are bringing out all new Discovery Dialogues! Details will come in January. In the meantime, see below to get the current set of 16 for a special holiday super discount rate! 

Wishing you much over the holidays for which to feel thankful! ~ Michelle 

2 Workshops in DC in January!
Creative Facilitation Using
Improv and Storytelling 101 & 201

101: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018  
201: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 
Times for both: 10:00am-4:00pm 

Creative Facilitation 101: Experience a variety of Applied Improvisational Theater and Applied Storytelling 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. Leave with improv and story-based activities for warm-ups, energizers, group activities, individual and group storytelling, creative thinking and ideation, team/community building, breaking down interpersonal barriers, and more. For facilitators, trainers, leaders, teachers, group leaders...

Creative Facilitation 201: By request, the Advanced Creative Facilitation 201is is follow-up workshop, specifically for those who have taken any of the workshops in the Creative Facilitation Series in the past 11 years, including the Jan. 7th workshop. This one goes deeper, builds on the previous one, and adds new activities.

There are dive-in and earlybird rates for both! For more info and to register:
NEW Discovery Dialogues coming in 2018!

Plus Holiday Discount Package on the Creativity in Business Telesummit Dialogues to set the stage

For the Creativity in Business telesummit, w e gathered thought leaders, practitioners, entrepreneurs, authors, and innovators to explore discovery and applied creativity in work, life and business via Discovery Dialogues (which include interviews, storytelling, applied creativity principles, practices, and applications). As a way of setting the stage for new ones to come next year, you can now get MP3's of all16 dialogues (16 hours of inspired immersion - great for road trips!) at a special discounted rate of $17 (normally $47), along with a FREE holiday bonus - the 97-page Navigating the New Work Paradigm ebook! (normally $10). 32 creativity and innovation practitioners explore applied creativity, creative leadership and the new work paradigm. In 2018, we will be offering new Dialogues, in a different format - not a telesummit - on an ongoing basis. Details will come soon. For more info on the MP3's or to order:
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.  How to Spark "Next-Gen" Creativity - Strategy + Business:   
2.  Liminal Leadership: 3 Things to Remember About Responding to
     Interdependency - 
Kosmos Journal:
3.  5 Reasons Why Business Can't Afford to Ignore Psychology For Another
     100 Years -
The Intentional Workplace:
4.  How to Be an Artist, According to Wassily Kandinsky - Artsy:
5.  How to Build Real Thought Leadership: Insights by Dr. Liz Alexander:
6.  The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy -
     MITSloan Management Review:
7.  Dancing with my inner critic | Steve Chapman | TEDx talk:    
8.   Creativity is Not a Trait. It's a Habit - The Mission:
9.   Nature's Paradigm: The Core Ideas of Systems Theory -
      Creative by Nature:
10. 7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity: How love fuels creativity and 6 other
      ways to free your
mind to do its best work:
11. 5 Easy Steps to Great Improv - Backstage:
12. Management Is Much More Than a Science; Why Management Needs  
      Philosophers -
13. Possibility-oriented questions - Leadership & Change:
14. Mining Public Policy For Laughs: The Theater of Public Policy - Forbes:
15. Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity: How Silicon Valley is trying
resurrect the lost art of invention - TheAtlantic:
Creativity Network Facebook group
has a new name
We changed the name of the Capitol Creativity Network  Facebook group, which was named for the original group that was based in DC, to the Applied Creativity Network, since more than half of the members are now national and international. Anyone is welcome to join and post articles, happenings, and your expression. The group is there to support you in doing your uniquely creative work - and making a living doing it -  in whatever form, so feel free to also share and your own workshops, events, models, and anything you are doing and thinking related to creativity in work, life, and growth. 
Creative Emergence Coaching for Inspired Entrepreneurs & Leaders
  Creative Facilitation Coaching for Facilitators & Trainers

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. 
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. 
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 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.

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Facebook groups: Applied Creativity Network & Creativity in Business
                                & Creative Emergence Coaching
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