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How does the work of artists help us to understand a creative workforce? What are the critical skills required for success in the modern creative economy?

In the new age of innovation, businesses are looking to develop their capacities for creativity at all levels. Whilst the arts do not have a monopoly on creativity, artists represent exemplary models of creative workers. What lessons about leadership and innovation can we learn from their work?

This is a rare opportunity to learn how Professor Neelands, Professor of Creative Education at the Warwick Business School (WBS) and Chair of Drama and Theatre Education at the University of Warwick uses rehearsal room and drama education techniques to introduce a variety of active approaches to engaging in creativity.

The talk will cover the following:

– The importance of creativity
– The difference between creativity and innovation
– A case study of private-public partnerships
– An interactive provocation that will exemplify creative methods from the rehearsal room that can be used in the work place.

Ideal for
Leaders, educators, change agents, innovators, strategists in business and education.

Join us for a riveting session with international speaker Professor Jonothan Neelands and Lali Dangazele, currently studying for her Doctorate in the UK. After his presentation, Jonothan and Lali will be in conversation to address your specific questions.

When and where:
Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Cost: R995 ex vat
Time: 7am – 8am Registration and breakfast
8am – 9:30am Presentations and panel discussion

Register for the event here


Professor Jonothan Neelands PhD, DSc is a National Teaching Fellow, Professor of Creative Education at the Warwick Business School (WBS) and Chair of Drama and Theatre Education at the University of Warwick. In addition to his academic profile, he is an experienced creative workshop leader and drama practitioner, with a national and international reputation for delivering high quality keynotes, executive education and master classes. Recently, he was Director of Study for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and Research Project Director for the Creative Industries Federation. He is Director of Research on the Executive Bid Committee for Coventry City of Culture 2021.

Lali Dangazele is the founder of Nobulali production and a Doctoral researcher at Warwick Business School. Her passion for Arts education led her to producing work that develops the role of dramatic arts in education. She received her formal education at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she attained a Master’s Degree in Dramatic arts. She specialised in Drama in Education as well as Theatre for Development through Drama For Life. Her experience as producer has seen her produce numerous plays and documentaries.

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