The RCVS ViVet
innovation project will be holding an interactive workshop to celebrate World
Creativity and Innovation Week and introduce veterinary professionals to
different creativity techniques that can help them develop innovative thinking
within the veterinary practice team.
The two 60-minute interactive sessions will take place at
12.30pm and 6pm on Wednesday 21 April, the United Nation’s World Creativity and
Innovation Day. Each session will introduce a range of creative techniques that
can be used to spur innovation. Different breakout groups will then have
various problems to solve and will utilise these techniques to tackle challenges
and issues encountered within everyday veterinary practice.
Sophie Rogers, RCVS ViVet Manager, said: “These creativity
techniques are a framework for approaching problems, but the key to developing
solutions to everyday tasks and problems is learning how to foster and harness
the whole team’s creative abilities. These workshops will provide the
techniques to help you and your team overcome the common barriers to creativity
and gain the tools and mindsets needed to break existing patterns and ways of
doing things, generate new ideas, and improve creative self-leadership.”
The workshops will be hosted by Gill Stevens, the Founding
Director of Level Seven, a consultancy that specialises in merging coaching
with design thinking methodology as a way to support innovation and team
productivity, and Rick Harris, Founder of Customer Faithful, a research-led
consultancy, specialising in customer research, proposition design and employee
engagement. Gill and Rick had previously hosted the successful Design Thinking
webinar for ViVet in December 2020.
Members of the veterinary team can sign up to the session,
which will count towards their continuing professional development (CPD)
requirement, via the ViVet website.