Workshop 1: Creativity in Teams - Cécile Claessen
In this workshop you will learn more about idea killers and ground rules of a creative meeting. Every creative meeting starts with a good question. We will start with developing questions. We will generate ideas in small teams with a technique called “the nightmare scenario”. You will also learn how to develop an energetic flow in a meeting. We will use a “real life” question.
Workshop 2: Designing your Thesis Cover: What to Consider? - Vincent van der Vliet
In this 45-minute workshop, you'll be introduced to the important basics of graphic design. With the design of your thesis cover clearly in mind, we'll go over colour theory, typography and the basics of composition: what to put where on the cover. Vincent will give you pointers about what to do, and what to avoid at all costs. Spine width? Invitation? Image licenses? You'll have it covered after this workshop.
Workshop 3: Presenting Science: Know What to Show! - Noor Godijk
Want to send your message and make it stick? Use the right emotion. How? With colours, fonts and strengthened by an image. Subscribe to this workshop to learn how to make catching (scientific) powerpoints and posters, even when you're bound to a house style. For more information about Good Consulting, go to goodconsulting.nl
Workshop 4: Mindmapping - Laurens van der Vuurst
Making a mind map helps to visualize ideas and concepts for yourself and others. In this workshop, students write down a specific question/bottleneck of their research and use the SCAMPER technique to analyze the question.
Workshop 5: Brainstorming: Structuring Creativity - Laurens van der Vuurst
When you brainstorm together you can rely on the creative people in a group, however is encouraging creativity in each other much more effective? Academic thinking is convergent thinking, while divergent thinking is much more open minded. In this way of thinking, we already stop new ideas before the brainstorming has even started. In this workshop, people answer the following question “what are the three best ways to brainstorm?” Next, students are taught to recognize divergent and convergent thinking and to encourage divergent thinking.
Workshop 6: Train Your Creative Muscle - Jojanneke van den Bosch
Working on your PhD is a fantastic adventure, but it can also be rather challenging, and from time to time daunting. In the messy middle (usually the second year), things may get a bit tougher than during the blissful first year. I've looked into some challenges that many PhD candidates have encountered. Whatever the challenge may be, there is always a way. Whether or not your PhD is going peachy, I'd like to help out with some practical, creative exercises that might also come in handy in your daily life. For me, they have helped me publish three books, create a TEDx talk, launch over 25 online courses, and build my life from scratch and without family, after having lost my parents and most of my family at age 14. Resilience is a big theme in my life, and in many people's lives. I've learned a crucial lesson: creativity triggers resilience. But there is more to add to this equation, to make your innovation thrive. And that's where the magic happens. I'll elaborate on this in the workshop.
Workshop 7: Science Behind Your Own Creativity - Erik op ten Berg
The 4P-model of Creativity shows us that creativity can be seen from different points of view: Person, Process, Product and Press. In this workshop creativity expert Erik op ten Berg will dive deeper in some science based research about enhancing your own creativity. We are all creative. All of us can improve our creativity skills, foster a more creative mindset and be more original in our thinking and living. The essence is to be able to play with your judgment and to separate your thinking in options and actions. Creativity is about being aware of more original and useful options in life and work. Erik will let you experience some practical tools to open up your own creativity. Tools you can apply immediately in your daily PhD-life.
Workshop 8: Creativity under Pressure - Paula Meesters
In this interactive workshop by our PhD-psychologist Paula Meesters, you will find out how stress and pressure diminish access to the creative brain and how you can cope with this.