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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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From Creativity to New Venture Creation: A Conceptual Model of Training for Original and Useful Business Modelling (free scientific paper)

This paper explores the processes of creating new companies with original and useful business models from a conceptual perspective. I co-authored this paper with Morten Lund and Christian Nielsen.

The paper presents a set of key skill variables of creativity and of business modelling that need to be trained in order to enhance the probability of a successful process leading to original and useful business models. These skill variables are related to the start-up process and to any process aimed at rethinking or improving existing business models.

The implications of the paper are discussed in terms of a combined study module aimed at new venture creation students and pupils within higher education as well as primary, secondary and high school education.

Ethnic Heterogeneous Teams Outperform Homogeneous Teams on Well-defined but not Ill-defined Creative Task (free scientific paper)

This paper presents an experimental study that compares ethnic heterogeneous teams (composed of both Danish and Chinese) with ethnic homogenous teams (composed of only Danish or only Chinese) on creative production. The characteristic of tasks is manipulated: well-defined or ill-defined creative task. I co-authored this paper with Chaoying Tang.

The paper finds that heterogeneous teams get more creative production than homogenous teams in solving the well-defined task. No significant difference was found in the creative production for the ill-defined task. The paper demonstrates that the creative production in ethnic heterogeneous teams will depend on the characteristic of the creative task.

Embodied creativity training: Effects on creative self-efficacy and creative production (scientific paper)

This paper presents a study on the effect of a new program of embodied creativity training on the trainees’ creative self-efficacy and creative production. I co-authored this paper with Chaoying Tang

In the training program 180 trainees were trained for 39 hours over a period of nine weeks. Trainee’s creative self-efficacy and creative production (originality, elaboration and fluency) were tested pre and post of the training. One month after the program finished, representatives of trainees and all trainers were interviewed in order to develop a qualitative understanding of the effects and potential improvements of the training program.

The results show a significant increase in creative self-efficacy as well as in creative production. Implications for embodied creativity training are discussed in the paper.

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Embodied Creativity Training Practice in East and West Countries (scientific paper)

Embodied creativity training is action-based and aims to improve participants’ creative ability rather than delivery knowledge or information of creative theories. This paper explores embodied creativity training practices in Denmark, United States, and China. I co-authored this paper with Chaoying Tang, Weipin Hu and Canming Wang.

The paper categorizes the related embodied creativity training programs into three groups: creative exercises beyond teaching-curriculum, embodied creative teaching program, and creativity competition project. Finally, the potential possibility of integrating the embodied creativity training into the gifted and special education is discussion.

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Enhancing creativity for individuals, groups and organizations (book)

How do we become creative individuals, by ourselves and with others? How do we increase innovation in our work or study environments? How do we learn to think in unlimited ways? The answers to these questions can be found in this book, which presents new methods for enhancing our own and others’ creativity. I co-authored this both with Søren Hansen.

Creativity is the engine of innovation and entrepreneurship. At the core of creativity is the ability to see original connections and to combine our knowledge in new ways. It’s about finding creativity within ourselves and releasing our creative potential without being limited by our social, cultural or professional backgrounds.

The book is aimed at readers who wish to make others more creative, including leaders, coaches, educators, advisers and teachers. The practical part of the book is based on action research carried out in cooperation with various companies, schools, hospitals, ministries, universities and local government administrations.

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The Creative Platform: A new paradigm for teaching creativity (free scientific paper)

In this paper The Creative Platform is elaborated as a new paradigm in didactic thinking where the aim is to engage in an experience rather than reflecting on it. The Creative Platform is a didactic approach for unlimited application of knowledge. In that sense it is a didactics for creativity because being creative involves applying knowledge without being limited from professional, social or cultural boundaries. I co-authored this paper with Søren Hansen.

The paper presents a conceptualisation of The Creative Platform into 4 pillars. The four pillars are defined as No-Judgment, Task-Focused, Parallel Thinking and Horizontal Thinking. It also presents a general model for any course or process that is to be taking place on The Creative Platform. The model consists of 6 steps that take the participants onto The Creative Platform, make them work on it, and take them down from it again.

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