What you will learn:

Imagine how your organization could meet its mission and improve productivity if only your employees had a deeper understanding of what motivates them, what holds them back, and how they could work in harmony with others. A new model of creativity—The 5 Creative Types—will allow them to do just that! Each person who attends this course will have the chance to identify their creative type and learn how to harness the strengths and curb the counter-productive tendencies associated with that type. The five creative types are:
  • A-Lister (accomplishment and recognition)
  • Artisan (process and collaboration)
  • Game Changer (innovation and disruption)
  • Sensitive Soul (emotion and perception), and
  • Activist (advocacy and action)
This course, based on Meta’s book and TEDx talk, What’s Your Creative Type?, will include a talk, followed by discussion and facilitated group sessions, where employees will learn how to lead and collaborate with others who each have something different—but equally valuable—to offer. Ultimately, this course will benefit individuals, teams, and your organization.

About the instructor:

Meta Wagner is passionate about helping people reach their creative potential. She is the author of What's Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (Hachette) and a TEDx speaker.

Meta is a sought-after speaker on her original model of The 5 Creative Types and how the power of creativity, and a deepened understanding of creative motivations, can transform organizations, teams, and individuals. She is also a contributor to Boston Globe opinion pages, was a columnist for PopMatters, and has written on pop culture and creativity for Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Salon, and Wall Street Journal custom studios.

When she's not giving talks or writing, Meta is molding young minds as an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Boston University. She developed and teaches a “cult favorite” seminar called “Creativity in Context” (the springboard for her book) along with classes in creative non-fiction and communications writing.

Meta was previously in executive positions in the marketing and public relations fields and received multiple awards from professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, where she was chosen as the student commencement speaker. She lives in the Boston area with her husband (and her son whenever he drops by).
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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