HAT Forum: Saturday, March 23, 11.00am-1pm, Creativity

HAT Forum
DATE: Saturday, March 23, 11.00am-1pm
TOPIC: Creativity
LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

Most people associate creativity with the fields of art and literature. It is also the driving force behind the act of creation, and it is generally perceived as being associated with intelligence and effective thinking. In a recent global survey of approximately 1600 CEO's, the leadership trait that was considered to be most crucial for success was creativity. This suggests that the world of business is beginning to accept that creativity is of value in a diversity of industries, rather than being simply the preserve of the creative industries. Creativity is viewed differently in different countries. Creativity has been thoroughly researched in the northern hemisphere, but there are cultural differences, even between countries or groups of countries in close proximity. For example, in Scandinavian countries, creativity is seen as an individual attitude which helps in coping with life's challenges, while in Germany, creativity is seen more as a process that can be applied to help solve problems. (Reference Wikipedia)

It is thought that Canada has become less creative in the last decade with our one innovation being the Blackberry. Schools struggle to understand how to teach creativity and develop creative thinking in students.

Why is creativity an important concept for Humanists of Toronto? Is it important for our society. Where have you learned to be creative?
Under what conditions are you most creative?
What can we do to develop creativity in our community and in our others?