According to a 'Future of Work-Expected Skills' report by the World Economic Forum, Creativity takes up the third spot in the Top 10 Work Skills expected in 2020 ahead of traditional skills like 'People Management' and 'Judgement and Decision Making'. Research shows that in order for the organization to compete most effectively in the marketplace, Creativity must be a vital skill of its employees. Creativity is also the most essential virtue for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Is this workshop for me?
The workshop is ideal for individuals who are finishing up their education or are at the crossroads of their lives and want to explore the path to entrepreneurship. The workshop should also appeal to individuals who are interested in Psychology and want to understand some of the practical implications results from research in psychology have on everyday life. It is for those who have a burning desire to carve out their own path and are eager to make their lives extraordinary in their own way.
What is in it for participants?
The desired outcome of this workshop is to empower and motivate participants with knowledge and methods to think originally and creatively. Participants could then use the understanding gained from the workshop to approach different situations with a fresh perspective and for figuring out solutions in a creative manner. This would enable the participants to improve not just their life but those around them as well. The creative perspective the workshop provides would greatly impact not just the participant's personal well-being but his professional life as well.
As humans - the most evolved species on earth - we are the facilitators of our own creative evolution. Everyone is born creative - the challenge is to keep that creativity alive. But, in countries like India, creativity is killed in favor of acquiring skills which would enable an individual to become employable. Globally, only one in four believe that they are living up to their creative potential.
In order for an organization to compete most effectively in the marketplace, research has shown that Creativity must be a vital skill of its employees. But unfortunately, being productive in an organization is valued more than being creative - the lines of code the employee writes or the number of test scripts he runs is valued more than any other insight he provides.
Why Creativity needs a structured approach?
Creativity is not like a tap which can be opened at will to let the 'creative juices' out. Creativity requires the right attitude, mindset and intent. Creativity, like many other skills, can be learnt, practiced and improved. This workshop takes an interactive, psychology based, meta-cognitive approach by calling participants to tap into their higher order thought process to understand creativity deeply and to use the knowledge gained to chart out a path to a creative and fulfilling life.
What are the key topics covered in the workshop?
The workshop structure and content is based on deep understanding of the human psyche obtained over several years of scientific research and insights from some of the greatest global thinkers and personalities. Some key topics covered in the workshop are - Understanding Creativity, Characteristics associated with creativity; Test for and measuring Creativity; Key creative ingredients to entrepreneurship and innovation; Killing creativity; Failure as a stepping stone to creativity; Individuality and creativity; Creativity and Happiness; Destination addiction; 'Hustling', emotional intelligence, enthusiasm, priorities, habits, awareness and regrets in the context of creativity; Identifying key takeaways from Life's lessons; Establishing individual's Passion and Purpose; Finding Self belief and necessary motivation; Taking control; Productivity hacks; Decision Making, Hard work and Resourcefulness; Sense of urgency; The importance of starting.
Junaid regularly conducts workshops on Creativity. He has earlier conducted workshops on Creativity at Oracle, PSG Tech, Atta Galatta and at Ashirvad and this would be his ninth workshop.
Why does Junaid want to and how is he even qualified to conduct workshops on Creativity?
Junaid has an undergraduate degree (BE) in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore and while he was completing it, he got intrigued by Psychology and was convinced that figuring out the human mind and what makes it tick was definitely a bigger challenge than scrutinize how any of the machines worked. Driven by a deep desire to further understand the human psyche, he decided to pursue a graduate degree (MS) in the field of psychology. He subsequently earned himself MS Degrees in Psychology and in Electrical Engineering as well.
After obtaining his MS degrees, Junaid has worked for more than ten years in the creative field as an Experience Designer in companies such as Oracle, IBM, Intel, among others.
Junaid's passion to understand the human mind has not diminished one bit over all these years. He has been fascinated as ever in the pursuit of fathoming how a human behaves. He has put together the workshop structure and content based on the understanding of the human psyche which he obtained over several years. From the feedback he has obtained from his past workshops, he is clear that the workshop would immensely benefit those who seek answers.
Junaid has tried his hand at entrepreneurship - he Co-Founded StyleMyFit Clothing Pvt. Ltd. StyleMyFit makes Custom/ Made-to-Measure Apparels to complement body type & personal styles – with the convenience of e-commerce.
Junaid is also the author of an epistolary novel - 'And We Remained' - a story told through emails and first person narration of events.
“The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.”- Neale Donald Walsh
More details @ StructuringCreativity.com
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017
Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Venue: Ashirvad , Central Bangalore
Charges: Rs 1250