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Key details


  • 1pm – 2pm


  • Online


  • Free

Who can attend

  • Public


  • Webinar

This event brings together Adam Kingl, a globally renowned expert in innovating management practice and strategy, and leading the modern workforce in conversation with the RCA’s Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Rama Gheerawo, to discuss new tools and perspectives about creativity and leadership. The conversation will be hosted by Ve Dewey who comes from both the creative and business side of work.

Why is Creativity missing in Leadership? headshots

Current models of leadership are broken and many do not recognise or utilise creativity. Quite often, creativity is viewed as a ‘nice to have’ but it is integral to success. We believe that the world needs creatives who are leaders and leaders who are creative. Within this conversation between Adam and Rama, two different approaches to creativity and leadership are discussed. This talk gives new tools and perspectives to bring into your own leadership practice. Leadership is an ongoing journey that should be open to everyone. The conversation will be hosted by Ve Dewey who comes from both the creative and business side of work.

Adam's latest book: Sparking Success: Why every leader needs to develop a creative mindset, published by Kogan Page, April 2023.

Rama's latest book: Creative Leadership: Born from Design, published by Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, March 2022.

18 April 2023 | 1pm— 2pm BST

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Ve Dewey photo

Vanessa (Ve) Dewey

Innovation Fellow, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Ve Dewey, MBA FRSA, is a designer by trade but instinctually a strategic connector, allowing her to navigate across verticals (design, L&D and marketing) and industries (creative, toys, tech and third sector). Her non-linear career is tied together by a golden thread: cultures, connections and community. It is with this mindset Ve has applied it globally, from brand design to marketing, whilst working with F500 companies and major brands like Mattel, Adobe, VICE, WPP, and BBC. Currently Ve is an Innovation Fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the founder of the RSA Global Decolonising Design Coalition, co-creator of Never Not Creative and a fellow at ZincVC.

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