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an education system that nurtures creativity

Your organization has to find new ways to succeed in a world that is changing faster than ever before. For all of us, long-term success will depend more and more on continuous creativity and consistent innovation. Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned speaker on how to make this happen. He is truly inspirational, with an unrivalled ability to convey powerful messages with extraordinary warmth, passion and wit. Before moving to the United States, he was voted Business Speaker of the Year by over 200 global and European companies. In June 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding achievements as a leader in creativity, education and the arts.

Sir Ken has advised international governments, Global 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world's leading cultural organizations: including Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Royal Ballet, the Hong Academy for Performing Arts and the New York International Arts Festival. He is Senior Advisor to the J Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles.

In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. His report, All Our Future: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to huge acclaim. The London Times said: "This report raises some of the most important issues facing business in the 21st century. It should have every CEO and human resources director thumping the table and demanding action". He was the central figure in a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Politicians from of all parties adopted his blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. Sir Ken's core message is that the key to the future, for all organizations, lies in new approaches to developing the creative talents of all their people - and not just "the creatives". He identifies the major myths about creativity that hold organizations back and the proven strategies for innovation that drive the great ones forward. He teaches them how to unlock their creativity and to sustain innovation in a long term, systematic way.

In Sir Ken Robinson inspiring, provocative and uniquely funny presentations, he draws from worldwide practical experience and cutting edge research in science, business and the arts. But each is tailored individually for each client and event. He reviews carefully the papers for each group and focuses directly on the specific issues and challenges they face. He is a skilled storyteller with a rare gift for insightful connections and for making the big picture easy to grasp. With great personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and the skills and timing of a stand up comedian, he delivers core ideas and techniques that will make innovation in your organization a habit rather than an accident, and take you to new levels of creative success.

gg Do schools today kill creativity? Here Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it.

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