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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

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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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Random picture stimuli cards for creative processes (free toolkit)

This simple and powerfull toolkit helps you produce far more ideas and more interesting ideas on command. It is one of the simplest tools to use during a creative process. Ideally it is a natural part of the ideation / idea production phase of a creative process. Random picture stimuli cards provide highly effective cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes where the need for a lot of ideas is evident. Each card provides four unique random picture cognitive stimuli. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Step-by-step creative process toolkit (free toolkit)

Do you already have some experience running simple creative processes – and want to become better at it? This toolkit provides you with every single step for facilitating a group/team through a highly productive creative process. It even includes a word-by-word instruction for every workshop activity throughout the process. I co-authored this toolkit with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

All the red pages are 3D case activities that will help the participants become far more motivated, concentrated and confidence during the process. Be aware that this toolkit have several alternative starting steps to choose between. As these are all listed in the beginning of the material you will need to scroll a bit down before you get to the other steps in the process.

This creative process toolkit will help you gain professional experience and confidence on how to run advanced creative processes. It may also be used as a “mix and match step catalogue” from which to design your own creative process.

I recommend you to read The Creative Platform in schools, Enhancing creativity for individuals, groups and organizations or 24-48 hours creativity camps in order to better make use of this toolkit.

“Challenge your current way of thinking” – stimuli cards (free toolkit)

Are you stuck in a pattern of thinking? These challenge stimuli cards will help you challenge any kind of thinking whether it is about product development, service or social innovation or any other problem or focus that needs new thinking. Challenge cards provide advanced cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes with high ambition for novelty. Each card provides four unique cognitive challenges. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Business Model Creativity: A Horizontal Insight Model (free scientific paper)

This paper presents a model for feasibility testing of novel ideas for business model innovators. It suggests a five-step systematic involvement of non-domain-related knowledge intended to deliver more unique ideas that are feasible in the decision-making phase of business model innovation. I co-authored this paper with Kristian Brøndum and Søren Hansen.

Inventive principle stimuli cards for initiating new directions of thinking (free toolkit)

Need help coming up with those surprisingly novel ideas? These stimuli cards facilitate cognitive stimulation in order to diverge thinking into new areas of interest. Inventive principle cards are primarily applicable for technical related problem areas, but can also provide help for other problem areas. Each card provides four unique inventive principles. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Bachelor program in Creativity & Business Innovation (educational curriculum)

Creativity and Business Innovation is a bachelor program for aspiring entrepreneurs, product and service managers and corporate leaders. Built on a foundation of best business practices, the curriculum will train you to discover and develop novel business models, inspire co-founders and employees and manage a growing organisation. Nearly a quarter of the curriculum comprises of real-life problem-solving as a part of corporate internships in different European markets. The curriculum includes 20 ECTS on creativity.

I co-developed this program with Frederik Hertil and colleagues at Vilnius University College. The bachelor program is available in Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Porto in Porto and Vilnius University of Applied Sciences in Vilnius.

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