City hosts event to explore the role of innovation, creativity and leadership in education and economic growth
City University London's Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice is organising a free, one-day event on Monday 13 June to explore the latest thinking in innovation, creativity and leadership across academia and industry and examine how these important skills can contribute to economic growth.
The event has been designed to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, with 14 expert sessions and workshops covering an array of themes and sectors - from technology and engineering through healthcare and the creative industries to organisational and change management.
Kristine Karlsen, a City researcher and one of the event's organisers, says: "The strategic importance of creativity and innovation to business and economic growth has been widely acknowledged by governments and commentators globally. There still exists a need to turn these ideas into action and share best practice across academia and industry - something that we hope to enable through this event."
The day will also give attendees the chance to discover the impact of City's Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership, which had its first intake in September 2010. This interdisciplinary course teaches the skills needed for a wide range of professionals to foster and manage innovation in their organisations. City has teamed up with Wired magazine to offer a scholarship for the course worth £14,950 for a second time this year.
The event will take place from 10:00 - 20:00 at City University London's Northampton Square campus. Please register your attendance at http://creativity.city.ac.uk/ICLcity.html.
Further information about the Wired scholarship is available at http://www.wired.co.uk/wired-insider/2011/scholarship-for-wired-reader.