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Workshop Creative Thinking: December 9th 2008

The Female Faculty Network Twente is inviting you to the workshop:

“Creative thinking"

by Anne Heleen Bijl

on Tuesday 9 December from 13.00 till 16.00 hrs.

Followed by a Netwerkborrel


In building Logica

In this active workshop you will learn about creative thinking and how to apply different thinking methods on questions you have in your work or research at the university or in daily life.

These methods, like lateral thinking, imagery, P.M.I., mindmapping or Dominican Monks are really helpful to break thinking patterns and to find new ways to look at things. New ideas and solutions can easily be found.

Participants get familiar with the rules of “creative communication”, which create in meetings an open, constructive atmosphere to inspire each other and look for opportunities together.

The techniques are easy to apply on your own or together with others.

Drs. Anne Heleen Bijl took a master in French mastered at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). For over two decades she has worked as consultant, facilitator and trainer in the field of creative thinking and communication, in business as well as in non-profit organisations.

The nature of her work varies: facilitating creative sessions, individual management coaching, leading conferences, interactive lectures, workshops in creative techniques, etc.

Anne Heleen Bijl is a member of several creative network organisations (Cocon, Kreanet). She published books and articles about the subject of creative thinking. She twice won the first prize in the European Congress for Creativity and Innovation for her presentations and concept for creating motivated, inspired teams and synergy.

She has her own company called Anne Heleen Bijl, Creatieve Consultancy in Noordlaren, the Netherlands.

Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to:

Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Angelika Mader, chairman

Coming activities:

20 November, 12.30-14.00 hrs. lunchmeeting “Cycling through the Dutch jungle”, Faculty Club

15 January 2009, 15.00-17.00 hrs. Giles Stacey “EU tips for proposals”


FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures specially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).