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Thursday, April 23 • 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Put a Creative Spark in Your Leadership

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Where do creativity and leadership intersect? What strategies and tools can we borrow from artists to improve or even transform our approaches to leadership? Using inspirational quotes and advice from a variety of visual and performing artists, designers and makers as well as from leadership literature, this interactive panel will invite participants to explore a variety of methods that they can use both at work and in developing and nurturing a personal creative practice.

The demands of day-to-day operations, administrative tasks and teamwork can become routine, ordinary and stale. Work-life balance is a constant challenge and it can be difficult to set aside time and energy for personal creative practice. How do you make time at work and outside of work for creative thinking?

Being a leader doesn’t have to mean putting out your creative spark and, in fact, we argue that creativity is essential to being a great leader. Join us in exploring practical approaches and strategies that you can use individually and share with work teams and throughout your organization, such as positive reflection and envisioning, playful learning, and experimentation.


Megan Macken

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Oklahoma State University

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Heather Gendron

Director, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University Library
Hi! I'm Director of the Robert B. Haas Arts Library at Yale University and a past president of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Previously, I was Head of UNC Chapel Hill’s Sloane Art Library, Adjunct Professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science... Read More →

Carol Ng-He

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
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Jill Chisnell

Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell C