Creativity and the Future of Work 14.11.19

14 Nov 2019

Creativity and the Future of Work event

Thursday 14th November 2019 8am-9.45am (breakfast provided)

Golden Thread Gallery 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast BT1 2LU

Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. It enables business challenges to be perceived in new ways. It disrupts. It generates solutions.

Aimed at both business and arts audiences, this event will showcase the importance of creativity in relation to the future world of work. With the rapid development of new technologies and the need for innovation across all businesses, creative thinking is becoming increasingly important.

We will hear from Eoin McFadden of the Department for the Economy on the importance of softer skills that foster creative thinking and problem solving, in addition to professional and technical skills, in the context of the need for innovation as cited across the Industrial Strategy and Economy 2030.

Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement at Ulster University will explain how, as a leading provider of entrepreneurial education, research and impact, the Ulster University Business School is shaping future growth and learning through creative, new educational models. Through a culture of collaboration with business, professional bodies and international University Institutions, the requirements for an increased focus on future skills, personalised curriculum and offerings for lifelong learning services are developing quickly. The cultural change so often called for in higher education to help address future of work challenges is well underway within the Business School and Gillian will provide an insight into the many innovative solutions that are developing with and for business at the current time.

Finally, our business members Morrow Communications and Baker Tilly Mooney Moore will share why they value creativity as a core part of their strategy in regard to attracting and retaining talent and creating a culture of innovation and creative thinking in the workplace.

Event kindly sponsored by Ulster University Business School

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