Webinar: Cultivating Creativity: Paving the Road to Innovation

The Mission of NAGAP is to support, advance and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence and collaboration through education and professional development.

Date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Time Zone: 

  • Central Time

Cultivating Creativity: Paving the Road to Innovation

As GEM professionals, we are all too familiar with the increasingly complex and changing environment of graduate education. Innovation has never been more essential as we seek to improve our programs and processes to address the needs and wants of current and prospective students in a context of increasing competition, shrinking budgets, and elevated expectations. We've got to employ creative… More ideas and solutions to take our universities and programs to the next level. Contrary to popular belief, all people (including you) are creative. Shattering the myth that creativity is something reserved for a select few is a first step on the road to innovation. This webinar will: 1. Introduce creativity as a skill that can be developed. 2. Explore ways that you can learn to be more creative. 3. Identify ways to promote creativity within your team and to develop a culture of innovation. 4. Bridge the connections between creativity and innovation. 5. Introduce the concepts of whole brain thinking and design thinking. 6. Present a framework for creativity and innovation that you can use to generate new ideas, improve processes, and solve complex problems.