UK tour to enable creativity to overcome stupid thinking

22/Jun/2007

A one man effort to stem what he sees as the growing tide of stupid thinking in the world is being launched by leading creativity expert Andy Green of creativity@work in ambitious week-long 14 venue tour across the UK from September3rd to 7th.

Called ‘Challenge your thinking - 5½ ways to overcome stupidity by thinking more flexibly and creatively’, the tour features a 35 minute, fun yet practical lecture sharing key techniques and tools to highlight how you are never more than 12ft from an opportunity.

 

The tour will visit Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, Norwich, London, Reading, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff and will also seek to raise funds for leading children’s and young people’s charity Barnardos. Ticket prices will be just £25.

 

The tour is being organised in conjunction with regional groups of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

 

Full details of venues will be confirmed over the next few weeks.

 

The planed schedule is:

Monday September 3rd Edinburgh breakfast event, Newcastle lunchtime event, Leeds evening event.

Tuesday September 4th Manchester breakfast event, Liverpool lunchtime event, Birmingham evening event.

Wednesday September 5th Nottingham breakfast event, Cambridge lunchtime event, Norwich evening event.

Thursday September 6th London breakfast event, Reading lunchtime event, Southampton evening event

Friday September 7th Bristol breakfast event, Cardiff lunchtime event.

 

To register your interest e mail your contact details to: andy.g@creativity@work.co.uk or call 0845 450 3210

 

Commenting on his plans Andy Green said: ”Every day we see examples of stupid thinking as individuals respond to the increasing complexity of the world around them coupled with the faster pace of life by doing the first thing that comes to mind, or what might appear superficially easy. As a result they often fall into a trap of producing stupid decisions.

 

Andy Green is a world-leading expert on the subject of flexible thinking, creativity and opportunity spotting.

 

He is author of ‘Creativity in Public Relations’ the world’s first book on the subject, ‘Effective Personal Communications Skills’ and ‘A minute with Tony Blair’ after a chance encounter with the former Prime Minister. He is a partner with leading brand and public relations consultancy GREEN communications and specialist flexible thinking skills consultancy creativity@work, and is also the driving force behind the Wakefield Media Centre which is Britain’s only moo-ing building and home to a community of creative businesses.

 

He works with blue chip organisations around the world to facilitate creativity and brainstorm sessions, and deliver training to enable his clients to achieve more with less.

 

Barnardos is one of the UK’s leading charities to provide new opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people.