Creativity expert on major tour of Australia

07/Feb/2007

Andy Green– a leading UK creativity expert - is Australia-bound delivering a series of over 30 lectures, brainstorm sessions and public events in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane as part of a solo tour called ‘Challenge your thinking – the Australian tour’.

Andy Green will be working with organisations such as the Australian Broadcast Corporation, and a number of government agencies and local education and training institutions to transform their flexible thinking and creativity skills.

The tour is sponsored by FutureNow- Learning for Life, one of Australia’s leading vocational education and training advisory bodies, based in Perth, Western Australia.

The gruelling programme is the latest international trip for Andy who has previously shared his creativity insights around the globe in China, United States, Egypt, Ireland and France.

He is the author of ‘Creativity in Public Relations’, the world’s first book on the subject, and also ‘Personal Communication Skills’ both published by Kogan Page and co-author of ‘A minute with Tony Blair’ produced after a chance encounter with the Prime Minister.

 

Andy is the driving force behind the Wakefield Media Centre – believed to be Britain’s only moo-ing building, and the world’s smallest conference centre, a two seater car which delivers outreach work enabling people to come up with creative ideas to overcome their challenges. He is a partner with flexible thinking skills consultancy creativity@work and leading brand and public relations agency GREEN communications.

Commenting on the tour Mal Gammon of FutureNow said: “Having met and seen Andy in action as a presenter at the international Creative Clusters Conference in Brighton, UK in 2004, I was inspired to instigate a tour by him of Australia.  After much planning, it is great to see the tour come to fruition and give a range of Australians the opportunity to engage with one of the world’s leading creativity and innovation experts ”

Looking forward to his epic 12,000 mile creativity tour Andy said: “Australians are keen to invest in expanding their creative skills and abilities, and I aim to help them meet the universal challenges we all face - how do we achieve more with less?”

He added: “Australia itself is a remarkable story of creativity, overcoming its relatively small population, geographical isolation to not only beat England at cricket but also make a distinct contribution to world culture. It will be interesting to see what they can further achieve with my help.”

FutureNow- Learning for Life, the trading name of the Western Australia  Arts Sport and Recreation Industry Training Council Inc, represents the arts, sport and recreation industries and is their prime vocational education and training advisory body. The Council is a successful not-for-profit industry organisation with a proven track record over 16 years in workforce development and workplace change across the creative, cultural and recreational industries.

 

ENDS

For further details please contact Andy Green on 0845 4503210 or mobile 07815 884 525 or e mail andy@greencomms.com


Details of the tour include:

Date

Location

Activity

Mon 19th

Perth

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

Tues 20th

Dept Sport and Recreation:

  1. Sports CEOs and Chairmen – Leadership in the 21st century
  2. General Industry personnel – Improve your creativity and flexible thinking
  3. Own staff – Improve your creativity and flexible thinking

 

Wed 21st

Forum – Australian Broadcasting Corporation – 3 events

Thurs 22nd

Forum- 3 events

Mon 26th

Adelaide

Flinders University

‘Creative Integral Leadership’

Personal Brandcasting/Win-win-win entrepreneurship

PRIA event

Tues 27th

Dept. Further Education Employment Science and Technology - 3 events

‘Money and meaning’ for Arts practitioners

March

Thurs 1st

Melbourne

Forum- 3 events

PRIA event

Fri 2nd 

Forum- 3 events

Mon 5th

Brisbane

Forum- 3 events

Tues 6th

Forum- 3 events

Wed 7th

Forum- 3 events

PRIA event