According to a report released by the World Economic Forum, by 2020, creativity will be one of the three most important and in-demand skills in the workplace.
To help build their creative confidence, undergraduate students from across NIU will have the opportunity to participate in a JobsPLUS workshop titled “Unlocking your Creativity at Work” with Dr. Christine Mooney, Barsema professor of Social Entrepreneurship. The event will be held in the Creativity and Empathy Lab in Barsema Hall on Friday, April 12, from 9 – 11 a.m. The event is a partnership between the Department of Management, College of Business Creativity and Empathy Lab, and JobsPLUS.
Sarah Marsh, department chair in Management, saw the potential for a win-win situation by connecting the content with the students participating in JobsPLUS.
“Employees who demonstrate that they can solve problems are more effective and more respected by their managers and their co-workers,” said Marsh. “This workshop aims to help students develop their problem-solving abilities by being more creative as they identify opportunities to address their organization’s needs.”
Director of JobsPLUS Chad Glover agreed the workshop is a great opportunity for students.
“The faculty, alumni and students in the Department of Management have been tremendous partners for us since the inception of our program,” said Glover. “I’m very excited to have this workshop added to the ever-growing list of collaborative opportunities with them.”
Advanced registration for the workshop is required. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot at the event.