Creativity Challenge 2015 - Creativity Crosses Community Boundaries with Louis Smith
This year in April the TLC Educational Trust hosted a Creativity Challenge. The theme of the conference was 'Crossing Boundaries'. It attracted a wealth of national and international speakers - the movers and shakers of creativity. Each speaker generously shared their own unique insights and perspectives. We recorded these talks so that we could share them with our students, friends, stakeholders and anyone else interested in the subject of creativity.
About Louis Smith:
Louis Smith is a remarkable change-agent who combines charm and ingenuity to develop a better community. His gentle negotiating skills open doors. His warmth and encouragement help people to change their lives. His patience and integrity make a profound difference in situations where the slow building of trust is at least as important as money.
About The Talk:
Several urban areas of New Zealand share similar challenges to Porirua City. We have a population of just under 53,000, with 23% identifying themselves as being ‘Pacific’ and 21% Maori. Pacific families live in two main areas with low socio economic status and high deprivation - Cannons Creek and Waitangirua. It’s in this setting that our small team are privileged to work. We have to move into the heart and soul of the community to create positive outcomes with very modest resources. I will share some ‘wow’ moments not always visible to the general public eye.
About the Creativity Challenge Talks:
We will upload one Creativity Challenge video each week.
Watch them on our Vimeo channel here.
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