New Book Release

How To
Teach Creativity

This new book will help you kickstart teaching creativity in a systematic and holistic way. It provides a comprehensive hands-on practical introduction on how to teach creativity in all kinds of education, in all kinds of subjects and at all levels of education. The book goes way beyond the traditional simple methods and techniques for designing and facilitating creative processes and workshops.

Keynote speaker

Want one of those genuinely insightful and engaging workshops, speeches or courses that will leave the audience significantly more creative?

training EXPERT

Want an experienced expert to join your team in developing hands-on creativity curriculum that significantly advances creative potential? 

CREATIVITY
COMPETENCY
MODEL

Want to improve your creative competencies and confidence?

ILLUSTRATION SET 1
LEVEL ONE
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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

LEVEL ONE
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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

Starter package

Hands-on introduction to creativity competency level one, detailing how to nurture creativity systematically in a team, classroom, organisation or educational institution. This inludes a toolbox with 30 days of creativity training exercises and support for implementation. The package finishes with an evaluation of the training and discussion of future steps for how to further advance creativity.

Advanced package

Evaluation of current competency level. Hands-on introduction to next competency level, detailing how to nurture creativity in a team, classroom, organisation or educational institution. This includes a 3 months creativity training package. The package finishes with an evaluation of the training and discussion of future steps for how to further advance creativity.

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course participants
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keynote participants
  • 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.

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Creativity Toolkits & Works

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The Creative Platform Anthology (free book)

Want inspiration on how to implement The Creative Platform in your classes? This is a collection of reflected experiences on how The Creative Platform has been applied in settings like writing (language), motivation and focus (science), meditation, inclusion, numbers (math), self-confidence and enjoyment of learning as well as systematic development of fundamental creative skills in education. I edited this anthology book in collaboration with Søren Hansen. Chapter authors were Ann-Merete Iversen, Ulla Ovesen, Stine Clasen, Dorthe Iversen, Jette Jul, Ebbe Kromann-Andersen, Louise Malmkjær, Tyge Mortensen & Karen Kierkegaard.

The book provides a short introduction to the concept of The Creative Platform and some chapter include hands-on step-by-step examples of how to implement The Creative Platform in your classes.

24-48 hours creativity camps (free book)

Develop radical new ideas in intensive 24-48 hour camps. This book presents a hands-on approach for designing and facilitating students or professionals through a highly engaging and productive creative camp. A creativity camp is particularly effective for involving cross-disciplinary teams in developing novel and valuable solutions for complex problems. I co-authored this book with Mette Ullersted, Torben Bager, Ulrik Blom and Tommy Borg Larsen.

In the book you will find an introduction to the notion of creativity camps, a step-by-step guide for designing and facilitating a successful camp or as part of an innovative project or as an intensive learning experience.. It also gives you a word-by-word instruction for each exercise and task throughout a typical creativity camp.

The Creative Platform (book)

Unlimited knowledge application for pupils in schools? Yes, this book presents a hands-on approach for facilitating students to apply far more of their knowledge, experience and general memory as part of creative processes. I developed the concept of The Creative Platform and co-authored this both with Søren Hansen.

In the book you will find a conceptual introduction to The Creative Platform including its foundational pillars of task focus, parallel thinking, horizontal thinking and no-experienced judgement. It also gives you a step-by-step guide on how to start up facilitating your own pupils in highly engaging, fun and serious creative processes related to any problem or subject in the school.

Get the English version via Google Play now.

Random word 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 word 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 six unique random word cognitive stimuli. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Course in New Thinking in higher education: Enhancing creativity through the means of training, theory and workshop (free scientific paper)

This paper presents a study on how a new (5 ECTS/2.5 American credit) stand-alone course for highereducation in new thinking may influence key aspects of creative abilities. The course structure and con-tent is based primarily on The Creative Platform with a focus on training, theory and workshop. The study uses the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking and a Reflection Report for Creativity Teaching to identify effects from the course. The results from the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking showed a significant increase in students’ ability in figural and verbal fluency, flexibility, figural and verbal originality, and elaboration as well as in resistance to premature closure. The results show no significant increase in stu-dents’ ability in the abstractness of titles. The results from the Reflection Report for Creativity Teaching showed that the majority of students experienced that they were capable of both developing understand-ing of creativity theory, becoming better at participating in a creative process as well as becoming better at generating and developing new ideas, thoughts and new knowledge. However, some students experi-enced problems especially related to creativity training. Implications and potentials of a combined focus on training, theory and workshop in creativity courses for higher education is discussed. The paper is co-authored with Søren Hansen.

Intuition og Træning af Kreativitet (book chapter)

Siger man intuition, så vl mange begynde at tænke på kreativitet, kreative værker og kreative kundskaber. Den overordnede sammenhæng mellem intuition og kreativitet er for praktikere oftest indlysende, men detaljerne afhænger dog af, hvilke af de mange definitioner man vælger at tage udgangspunkt i. Encyclopedia of Creativity definerer intuition som en tavs viden, der guider beslutningstagning i en lovende retning. Den store danske gyldendals åbne encyklopædi definerer intuition som umiddelbart og direkte opfattelse af en helhed eller sammenhæng uden forudgående rationel tænkning. En simpel opdeling af kreativitetsdefinitioner kan have præ/post 1960erne på den ene dimension og historisk/psykologisk på den anden dimension. Læs mere om sammenhængen mellem intuition og træning af kreativitet i dette kapitel. Jeg co-authored denne artikel med Søren Hansen.

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