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ICL Talk February 2014: How to craft conversations for leadership and innovation



Speaker: Paul Z Jackson

Series: Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Talks

The Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Talks are a series of seminars hosted by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. The talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and will cover a wide range of topics linked with innovation, creativity and leadership. The talks are free to attend and open to the public.

Positively Speaking: How to craft conversations for leadership and innovation

Every conversation offers opportunities to show leadership.
How do we engage with others to get the best outcomes and do ourselves justice?
What do the latest developments in positive approaches to change tell us about these topics?

Join Paul Z Jackson in this lively and practical seminar, in which we shall explore:

· Skills of collaboration, teamwork and co-creation
· The intellectual landscape of positive change
· The principles of improvisation as an approach to leadership and creativity
· Solutions Focus conversations as emergence in action
· Conversation structures and frames you can use straight away

The session draws on research from positive psychology, performance studies and micro-analysis of conversations. With a range of case examples, you'll leave with a renewed sense of possibilities in your forthcoming conversations with colleagues, friends and families.


Paul Z Jackson is a leader in the application of improvisation in the UK and around the world. Co-founder and President of the Applied Improvisation Network, he designs and leads projects, workshops and training programmes that transform lives by developing collaborative skills. He draws on his experiences in journalism, comedy production and the BBC to create impactful, story-rich events.

With an MA from Oxford University, he is co-author of the ground-breaking book, The Solutions Focus - Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE, rated as one of the Top 30 business books of the year in the USA and the new study guide Positively Speaking - the art of constructive conversations with a solutions focus. His other books include Impro Learning, 581Ž2 Ways To Improvise In Training and The Inspirational Trainer.


6:00pm - Registration w/Coffee & Tea
6:30pm - Talk starts
7:30pm - Networking with wine & nibbles

We encourage everyone to arrive in good time for the 6:30pm start of the talk. Arriving late is disruptive to the speaker and the audience. So why not join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a bit of conversation before the talk starts.

Please note that the registration form once submitted will take you back to this page. You should receive an email confirmation to the email address you provided. If you have not received an email confirmation within 60minutes, email us

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6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 12th February 2014

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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