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Opening the door to your creativity

RPC in conjunction with Female Insurance Group (FIG) are running an online workshop designed to help you develop your creativity, hosted by Amanda Mather and Marion Lalève.

Date - Thursday 10 September 2020 at 10.00am -11.00am

There are two main mental processes of growth and innovation:

1. Divergent thinking – expanding your thoughts to come up with creative ideas; and

2. Convergent thinking ­ zeroing on the best solution to a given issue.

Many professionals have been trained to be convergent thinkers. They excel at devising the best solution to a given issue. They are comfortable operating in this mind­set. However, these professionals may be less fluent in divergent thinking: sourcing a wide range of solutions for a given issue To be truly creative requires another mind­set: tapping into specific neural networks. Developing the ability to think divergently will help generate richer ideas from which to source solutions.

The session will look at:

  •  What is personal creativity? What mind­sets/neural networks are involved in generating new ideas?
  • Why creativity matters? Creativity is the number one sought after skill by business leaders (LinkedIn 2020) and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, particularly as we are forced to work in a completely new way.
  • How to develop our creativity? What are the resistances to creativity? We look at the thoughts and beliefs that often interrupt our creativity.
  • Experiential exercise and reflection ­ creative processes need to be experienced and reflected upon to become habitual.
  • Practical tips to flex the creative muscle and prioritise creativity


Amanda Mather
Amanda was Director, Global Corporate and Government Affairs at Manpower Inc working with the World Economic Forum, UN and EU on labour and skills policy.
In 2015 she became interested in creativity and wellbeing, retraining in multi­art therapy. She has established a social enterprise working with older adults and people with dementia called 'The Armchair Art Retreat' and works in local schools running a 10­week wellbeing programme called 'The Art of Being Me' for children and young people with special educational needs.

Marion Lalève
Marion is a qualified psychotherapist (BACP, MAS, LLM, PGDip) with expertise in the mental processes of creativity and growth.
As director of Sum Up Consultancy, she helps organisations with change management. Currently, to support enterprise development and individual growth, she educates and trains professionals on the cognitive and socio­emotional processes of creativity. In a former life, Marion practiced as a qualified solicitor and Avocat à la Cour in top law firms. She has over 25 years' experience of the legal sector.

If you would like to register or would like more information please contact webinars@rpc.co.uk.