A new workshop at Montreal CICan conference

A new workshop at Montreal CICan conference

Connection is the title of this year’s annual conference of Colleges and institutions Canada (CICan) to be held May 3-5 at Montréal’s Palais des Congrès. Destination Creativity will be there! 

This workshop, entitled “Educational institutions as creative places to work,” is part of the “Governing Excellence” stream.  

Many educators have taken creativity to heart and incorporated it into their pedagogical planning, but as employees, we don’t always work in creative and innovative workplaces.  In other words, does the institution model the attitudes it hopes for in the classroom? 

Join us on Tuesday, May 5 from 11:30 to 12:30. 

Days of Creativity = PD!

Days of Creativity = PD!

June 11-12, 2020 are Days of Creativity in the Mile-Ex district of Montreal. The objectives of this workshop meet the requirements for professional development and qualify for most training budgets. Check with your employer. For more information, stay tuned to this site, visit Facebook/#DestinationCreativity or contact us at destinationcreativity@gmail.com.

Days of Creativity

Days of Creativity

Save the dates! June 11-12, 2020

Destination Creativity will be hosting “Days of Creativity,” a 2-day workshop dedicated to creative thinking and innovation in Montreal’s funky Mile-Ex district. 

More details will be announced shortly.  Registration opens in March.

Join us for an career-changing experience!

Happy New (and creative) Year to all

Happy New (and creative) Year to all

2019 ended with a contemplative look at the importance of silence at a breakfast gathering of Creative Mornings Montreal.

“…if you let our world have its way with your mind, your executive function will only rarely, if ever, be disengaged.  A lot of other brain functions, in particular, those associations that can lead to the Aha moments of creativity, will be just as rare.  We are wired to thrive in silence and we should strive to have some every day.”

May the first year of the new decade contain many moments of beneficial silence.

Creativity is declining amongst today’s youth.  Educators can change that.

Creativity is declining amongst today’s youth. Educators can change that.

Registration now open for “Constructing creative learning environments

Since 1990, IQ scores amongst North American youth have continued to rise while creativity has steadily declined.   This is the finding of a broad study carried out by KH Kim*, professor of creativity and innovation at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  Her research includes individuals from both the US and Canada. 

That conclusion seems counterintuitive, given the frenetic pace of technological development in the modern world.  However, Kim claims that on average, today’s North American youth is less creative and innovative than the generation that preceded it. That’s a scary thought, considering the scope of serious problems facing the world today. 

The good news is that this trend can be reversed.  The most important factor in stimulating the creative process is what she calls “climate” and this is where educators and parents can play a huge role. 

In our June workshop, we’ll explore the elements of “climate” in the classroom and in schools as workplaces.  “Constructing creative learning environments” participants will build a tool kit to help the youth of today tackle the challenges of tomorrow. 

Register now.  Space is limited. 

*Kim, KH. The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2016.

Montreal’s Mile Ex – two days of creative thinking for educators

Mile-Ex is one of Montreal’s trendiest new neighbourhoods.  Once primarily industrial, many of its warehouses and factories have been re-purposed for creative innovators.  That’s why it’s an inspiring venue for Destination Creativity’s June workshop entitled “Constructing creative learning environments.”

Join us June 10-11 to re-ignite the creative potential of your learning environment and discover the energy this dynamic new neighbourhood.  Registration is now open.

And don’t just take our word for it!  Have a look at what Vogue magazine found in Mile-Ex:

https://www.vogue.com/article/mile-ex-montreal-new-neighborhood-travel-guide