October 2017 Newsletter
Listening Circles in Charlottesville
Hello from Charlottesville! As you know, a lot has happened in this town since my last newsletter. The town is still recovering, and much is being learned, discussed, healed, worked through, and created as the town is finding its way forward. I've been processing myself, participating in various community events along the way. One such event, organized by local resident, Lucas Coiffe, was Listening Circles, where small circles of chairs set up on the Cville downtown mall as "listening circles" - each with a facilitator (I was one of several) - where anyone could sit down and express anything they needed to say, and be heard, or just listen to others. It was a rich and meaningful experience with honesty, vulnerability, ideas, and heart shared by adults and children alike. I also was part of the Community Action Team last week in another community event, Recover! Charlottesville - using theater, psychodrama, and storytelling for overcoming PTSD and community healing. We had a kickoff event, and there will be monthly workshops at the Haven on the 27th of each month for the next 6 months. Details below.

In other news, happy to welcome PepsiCo and The Congressional Hunger Center as two new clients last month, and had a lovely time facilitating Creative Facilitation Using Improv & Storytelling for an awesome group in DC. Will be offering another one - this time half-day - workshop on November 17th - details below. And, a 201 workshop - for anyone who has taken any of the the previous workshops in the CF series - will be offered in December, as well as a CF Mastermind group option. More in that in the next newsletter.

The Cville Creativity Network will be back this month with a lively session on MIMA (music improv), led by Caleb Dance. Details below.

And, if you want to use your awesome creativity to create your unique signature business, product, workshop, or service offering, I offer a 30-minute free, no obligation consultation to see if and how Creative Emergence Business Coaching might support your creative life and work, or join the FB group for inspirations, links, and thoughts related to emergence.
Afternoon Workshop in DC!
Friday, November 17th ~ 12:30-5:00pm
Creative Facilitation Using
Improv and Storytelling

Offering both Dive-in and Earlybird Discounts!  
Trying out a shorter version this month (4.5 instead of 6.5 hours). In this workshop you will learn and experience a variety of Applied Improvisational Theater and Applied Storytelling approaches that will 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 & group storytelling, creative thinking and ideation, team/community building, breaking down interpersonal barriers, and more. I'm offering a special pre-early bird dive-in rate for those who sign up within a week. For more information and to register go to http://www.creativeemergence.com/creativefacilitation.html.
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 Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders http://bit.ly/2xYAHXU
2.  8 Paradoxical Habits of Wildly Successful People http://bit.ly/2xj06ri
3.  The key to informal learning is autonomy http://bit.ly/2geAUwn
4.  Creating an innovation culture http://bit.ly/2xV3Weo
5.  Regenerative cultures are rooted in cooperation http://bit.ly/2fzzqzR
6.  The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion http://bit.ly/2c7EAvV
7.  Facilitation as an Art: The Danger of Confusing the Roles of Consultant,
     Moderator, Facilitator http://bit.ly/2xkb0Nf
8.  Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does http://bit.ly/2yRxo2H
9.  Great! -> Why Improvisation Is a Crucial Skill for Great Leadership and Innovation
10. Nice visual! -> Tools of a systems thinker http://bit.ly/2vYSQky
11. Why Silicon Valley Titans Train Their Brains with Philosophy http://bit.ly/2y3S35u
12. The primary role of a founder is an artist, not a CEO http://bit.ly/2uii1g0
13. 10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses - Inc.
14. We spoke to 500 founders about how big ideas get realised (or not.)
      Here's what we learned http://bit.ly/2xUGHkK
15. Our Personality Literally Changes How We See the World - Big Think
Cville Creativity Network Gathering - Oct. 25th
Musical Improv for Creativity & Community Building     
If you are in or near the Charlottesville area, come join us for an evening of  Applied Creativity, with a Musical Improv workshop. Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7:00 to 9:30pm at City Space. Caleb Dance, one of the founders of MIMA Music, Inc., will lead this co-creative process that connects people, values and uses differences, draws out personal and group creativity, and creates a sense of shared contribution. No musical experience needed. All are welcome. Details and RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Cville-Creativity-Network/events/244059406/
  Two FREE Recover!Charlottesville workshops
October 27th and October 28th
The Game Plan Social Forum  

Facilitated by Andrea C. Hummel, M.A., founder of Improv for Peace
and Joshua S. Lee, LCSW-C, founder of Umoja Health, this session will focus on moving
beyond oppression, surpression, and non-expression - both individually and collectively as a community. Spend three dynamic, creative hours immersed in psychodrama, improv, role play and more getting centered, connected and re-committed to the things you care about; moving beyond limiting voices in your head; learning tools for healing and moving forward; and connecting with others in an engaging, safe space. Come prepared to move around, interact, play, share, and talk. No experience necessary - just an open heart and mind. RSVP on Facebook: facebook.com/recovercville
Creative Emergence Coaching for Inspired Entrepreneurs or Leaders

Creative Emergence Coaching is a whole-brain coaching process designed to accelerate your personal, professional, and business development. Using a variety of whole-brain approaches designed to bypass the habitual thinking/being patterns and engage you into new territory, we focus on discovering and/or structuring your purpose, passion, creativity, and aliveness into an income-generating business or work...or creating anything new: your signature approach/model/process/methodology, workshop, product, or service. I meet you wherever you are and we go from there to create what's next in a fun, soulful way. Contact me for a FREE, no obligation 30-minute discovery consultation 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 such as organizational development, training and development, human resources, sales, or marketing - and anyone else who wants to facilitate and generate more creativity from their staff or team. The workshops aren't one size fits all - they are all individually customized to maximize learning, engagement, and relevance. Call me at 434-995-5077 or email me for more information, or to set up a time to discuss how this might work in your organization. 
Our Services

The Center for Creative Emergence is a creativity consulting, facilitating and coaching 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 and emergence coaching and facilitating, whole-brain corporate and public workshops, conference presentations, creativity events and Quantum Leap Business Improv.  

Creative Emergence Coaching clients include Entrepreneurs who want to discover their calling, develop their signature approach, products and services, or create their new future story; Leaders who want to draw out and focus the creativity of their work force; Pioneers who are forging new territory or creating new models; Facilitators who want to create new programs or workshops; Business Partners and Teams who want to co-create or establish a creative work culture.  

Organizational Clients have included Dominos, John Deere, PBS, Panasonic, Deloitte, Microsoft, GEICO, RAPP, Kaiser Permanente, Federal Executive Institute, Inova Health System, 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 many others.

  The Center for Creative Emergence |  434-995-5077  | www.creativeemergence.com