However, the topic seems legit and it somehow passed my spam filters, so I read through it.
about their creativity and how to use it in all aspects of life, work,
and creative expression. The Creativity Workshop helps people believe in
and develop their imagination through using a unique series of exercises
in memoir, creative writing, visual arts, sense perception,
brainstorming, and storytelling. In a non-competitive, nurturing
atmosphere, our workshops help participants develop creative skills,
expanded sense perception, innovative problem solving, inspired
brainstorming, and new ways of looking at life as exciting and
transformative. The price of the New York workshop is $650, tuition
only. Our European workshop prices start at $1,650, including tuition
and 9 nights accommodations. The only requirements for the Creativity
Workshop are curiosity about the creative process and a sense of
It sounds like a good course, but I wonder, can you teach creativity?
I think you can unlock the creative side in people who already have it, but from personal experience, there are some people who don't have it in them, period.
Maybe you can teach people at least to bring a different perspective to their problems... but I don't know.
Back in my corporate days, I used to get really frustrated with some people who worked for me because they couldn't solve a problem unless the manual specifially outlined a solution OR they had been shown how to solve that issue before. I even did some "problem-solving" and "conflict-resolution" formal training to try and open up new avenues for people to think for themselves.
Those courses helped the ones who were already pretty good at those things, but the ones who most needed some creative thinking simply tried to apply the new routines and formulas to their old problems, then announced they didn't work and went back to the old ways.
In any case, you can probably search for the above courses if you are interested in more details - they do sound useful for anyone who's been feeling "blocked" or in a rut lately. And pretty fun to boot!