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Sir
Ken Robinson

Innovation in business and education.

Profile

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources and a new york Times Best selling author. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations.

Previous experience

UK Government: In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. 'All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education' (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, 'Unlocking Creativity', was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

Professor: For twelve years, he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now Professor Emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama; Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He was been honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN's 'Principal Voices'. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts and education. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.

Author: Sir Ken's latest book The Element explores the point at which natural talent meets personal passion and people feel most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.

Achievements: In his inspiring, provocative and uniquely funny presentations, he draws from Speaker practical experience and cutting edge research in science, business and the arts. But each is tailored individually for each client and event. He reviews carefully the papers for each group and focuses directly on the specific issues and challenges they face.

He is a skilled storyteller with a rare gift for insightful connections and for making the big picture easy to grasp. With great personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and the skills and timing of a stand up comedian, he delivers core ideas and techniques that will make innovation in your organization a habit rather than an accident, and take you to new levels of creative success.

Expertise
Topics

Innovation

  • Creativity
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Sir Ken was great, everybody loved his speech. He was really nice, easygoing and really collaborative. Agora Talentia
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