Spotlight on Education: A Speaker Series Featuring Sir Ken Robinson
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Date and Time
- Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theater
Please join us on January 16, 2014 for an exclusive Spotlight on Education: A Speaker Series event featuring Sir Ken Robinson.
Leading a Culture of Innovation
The changing fortunes of the Fortune 500 will tell you that no company has a guaranteed place at the top. Keeping up and staying ahead of the game depends entirely on continuous and sustained innovation. We all know that’s true, but what do company leaders have to do to make it happen? Sir Ken Robinson has worked with some of the world’s leading creative organizations – in the corporate, educational and cultural fields. In this presentation, he identifies the three myths about innovation that hold many organizations back, and the basic practices that drive the most innovative organizations ahead of the pack. He presents a three-tier strategy to generate “systemic innovation” across the whole organization. He then identifies the three core roles of creative leaders to make this happen. Takeaways include:
- The need for “systemic innovation”
- The relationships between imagination, creativity and innovation
- The three levels of systemic innovation
- The basic roles of creative leaders
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere.
For 12 years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Arts and Design, the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He was been honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, the LEGO Prize for international achievement in education and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005, he was named as one of TIME/FORTUNE/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.
His book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into 21 languages. His book, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Capstone/Wiley), was re-released as a 10th anniversary edition on his classic work on creativity and innovation. His latest book, Finding Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life (Viking, May 2013), is the long-awaited companion to The Element, which provides readers with a practical guide to finding—and developing—talent and skills.