So You Think You Can Innovate? First steps toward improving your ability to think creatively.
Topics: Can innovation be taught? Proven approaches. Our habitual way of thinking and how to break it. The centrepiece of new thinking. Linguistics.
Stage 1: First tools for thinking differently
Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, Rockwell Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas, has been called one of America’s foremost experts in innovative thinking. She is author of four books Innovation Generation, a systematic method about how to maximize your creativity; as well as Creativity in the Sciences, Genius Unmasked, and The Creativity Crisis, a workbook, storybook, and critical appraisal of institutional barriers to innovation. Dr. Ness has given over 90 talks and workshops on innovative thinking.
A recognized expert in medicine and public health, Dr. Ness is former dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health, one of the largest such Schools in the US.
This mini-seminar on creative thinking is organised by the Centre for Fertility and Health.