About the Webinar
The ability to think both creatively and critically is an invaluable skill set at the heart of effective problem-solving. While at first glance creating and critiquing may seem like opposites, they are in fact deeply connected... and part of an ongoing generative cycle. To solve challenging problems, we need to explore them holistically — to unleash our imaginations while also applying structure and discipline to our thought processes.
Topics we will cover in this webinar include:
- The intimate connection between critical thinking and creative thinking
- The importance of defining the right problem
- Common cognitive biases that can diminish innovation
- The difference between brainstorming and “brain swarming”
- Techniques for generating both convergent and divergent thinking
About the Presenter
Christa Kirby is VP of Talent Development and Global Practice Director for Management and Leadership at Corporate Education Group (CEG). A licensed psychotherapist, Christa integrates her global experience as a mental health professional with her passion for holistically developing leaders and teams. For the last 25 years, she has been designing and delivering impactful learning experiences to companies, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations all over the world.
Christa has also played a pivotal role in various national and global initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, civil society building, and conflict resolution. Her work has taken her across North America, throughout Western and Northern Europe, as well as to countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Estonia, Ethiopia, India, and Singapore. Click here to see her TED Talk, “What Lies Within Us: the Transformational Power of Creativity.”