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  • It truly changed me. It made me more confident and daring.
    Silvie Vale, Communications consultant

  • This has been the most important and useful learning experience in my 16 years of education.
    Course participant

  • I followed the process and we got a very innovative idea – It actually got patented.
    Anders Baek, Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Within a week my brain was totally reconfigured.
    Course participant

  • I have learned to approach my professional field much differently and in a more playful way.
    Kamilla Rasmussen, Marketing consultant

  • I realised that, if I want, I can produce 200 ideas to solve a single problem.
    Fabrizio Negretti, Course participant

PHD CHRISTIAN BYRGE

“My passion and expertise are to help educators and managers across all domains to design serious, inspiring and playful training that develops creative skills at all levels of education and for all types of private and public organisations”

Curious Researcher

Christian Byrge is a full professor in creativity as well as an associate professor in business creativity. He achieved his PhD degree for his research on enhancing creativity in education as well as in companies and public institutions. He has published several research papers and books on how to nurture creativity and is a member of the editorial boards for relevant journals such as Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity, Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation as well as Journal of Business Models.

Creativity Expert

Christian has been designing creativity modules, courses and programs in primary school, secondary school, youth education as well as in higher education and professional education. This includes the development of a novel bachelor program on Creativity & Business Innovation and a master level program on Creative Genius (probably the most ambitious creativity training program in the world). Christian has invented several creativity toolkits that have been taught to more than 100.000 professionals worldwide.

Passionate Speaker

Christian regularly gives inspiring and energetic keynote speeches, gives lectures, teaches courses, facilitate workshops and does counselling on how to nurture the individual, team and organisational creativity. He typically presents subjects like how to teach creativity, how to perform deliberate practice of creativity, how to design creativity training exercises as well as how to assess creative potential and creative production. Christian also advises on how to develop organisational creativity and facilitate creative processes.

CREATIVITY COMPETENCY MODEL

Want to enter the next level?

ILLUSTRATION SET 1
LEVEL ONE
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LEVEL ONE
EVERYDAY CREATIVITY

CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUE OF CREATIVITY

PROCEDURES FOR CREATIVITY IN TEAM MEETINGS

focus on solving everyday tasks more creative

LEVEL TWO
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LEVEL TWO
User-centric creativity

Advanced team creative process methods

Systematic evaluation of creative output

focus on Ideas that better meet user needS

LEVEL THREE
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LEVEL THREE
Domain creativity

advanced individual creativity approaches

Interconnected individual and team creativity

Open and curious team culture

systematic evaluation of creative skills

focus on creating novel breakthrough solutions

LEVEL FOUR
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LEVEL FOUR
SOCIETAL CREATIVITY

Creativity as a second nature

Procedures for implementing novel ideas

strong creative perseverance and persuasion

focus on setting new cross-industry standards

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Creativity Toolkits & Works

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Juego de Bocetos Creativos (free toolkit)

Need to introduce serious creativity training in your classes in a fun and engaging way. This free toolkit will significantly advance your students/pupils creative skills through gaming. It is a drawing game where the drawing is started by opponent teams. It has been designed based on historically important creativity research. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA .

Ejercicios para Estimular la Creatividad en el Aula (free toolkit)

You can now systematically develop creative skills in your classroom in Spanish. Use this free starter toolkit to make significant advances to individual and team creative skills. It is designed to provide a quick positive experience with systematic training of creativity including flexibility, idea generation and imagination. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA .

Juego de Mesa de Creación de Ideas (free toolkit)

Need to introduce serious creativity training in your classes in a social and engaging way. This free toolkit will significantly advance your students/pupils creative skills through gaming. It consists of one idea production game, one idea combination game and one creative drawing game. They are all designed based on historically important creativity research. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with colleagues from Complutense University in Madrid and it has been published in an open access version by CÁTEDRA.

200 days of creativity exercising (free toolkit)

Want to significantly advance the creative skills of your students or pupils? These 200 creativity training exercises are motivating, energetic and seriously advance creative skills. The exercises are designed to use as teacher instructed activities in classes for about 5-15 minutes per day for 200 days. Each exercise include word-by-word instructions to be given to the students or pupils in class. I invented this toolkit in 2016 and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship published it in 2017.

The exercises are designed for deliberate practice of some of the most important fundamental skills for creativity including fluency, flexibility, persuasion, originality, elaboration, visualising and imagination, problem understanding, identification of creativity and creative self-understanding.

Person Analogy stimuli cards to search for ideas across domains and industries (free toolkit)

Need a systematic approach for combining knowledge in new ways across disciplines, domains, industries and professions? These person analogy stimuli cards will help you make those interesting connections that may lead to novel valuable new ideas. These cards provide easy and effective cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes that intends to search across knowledge areas for new ideas and solutions. Each card provides four unique person analogies. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Creative Genius master level study program (education)

Creative Genius is a one-year interdisciplinary part-time program on creativity, which can be extended to a full master’s degree on creativity. The education is aimed at everyone who is ambitious about becoming far more creative as well as making their team and the organisation far more creative. The program started in 2014.

The educational program gives participants a strong research-based and theoretical foundation for changing their approach to their work, life and discipline. The unique proposition about the Creative Genius program is that the participants actually becomes significant more creative as a second nature. Of course they learn about all the theories, tools, process methods and models, however, these are only secondary to become creative as a person. The program is designed so the the participants will practice all important creative skills including flexibility, original thinking, visualising future scenarios, task focus, no-experienced judgement, imagination, persuasion, etc.

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