Join the Morean for World Creativity and Innovation Week 04.15 – 04.21: A full week of FREE webinars

07 Apr 2020, Posted by Robin McGowan in Classes, News, Press Releases
World Creativity and Innovation Week

St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL – (April 15 thru 21, 2020) The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, and My Favorite Art Place in Clearwater, have partnered to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW). This global event began in 2001 and became a United Nations International Day of observance in 2017.  WCIW is a worldwide community dedicated to using Creativity and Innovation to solve problems for the planet, in countries, states, cities, schools, the workplace and in personal lives. Beginning with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15 and concluding on the eve of Earth Day, April 21st, people unite globally (48+ Countries are involved) to provide time, space, opportunity and skill building for people to generate new ideas and use the power of imagination to make a difference in many ways. For more information visit

The celebration in Pinellas County was originally scheduled to be hosted at the facilities of the Morean Arts Center. In response to COVID-19 the presentations will all be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live platforms. Pre-registration is required and attendees will be provided the URL details when registrations are confirmed.

More information and speaker profiles are available at

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Changing Your Perspective – The Ocular Effect
Join photographer Doc Jon, who has also been a successful international business owner, physician and motivational speaker.  Doc also does wildlife rescue and works with the groups Sea Shepherd (The group on TVs “Whale Wars) and Birds in Helping Hands bird rescue.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm
The New “Normal”
You have a business that is based on getting a gallery show and attracting as many people as you can to show up and see a body of work you’ve taken over a year to create. Or you are a location that relies on getting the greatest number of eyes to walk through. But now, that has changed. Or, you have a retail establishment and now people can’t come out and you don’t have a product or service that can be delivered. What is our New Normal? This is a round table conversation where we share ideas and make choices/decisions based on our business model in our current climate. Please join and share your input is valuable. Facilitated by Jerri Menaul

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
The Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur – Sorry this session is POSTPONED

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 2:30pm – 3:45pm
Be the Next Big Thing: How to Go From ‘Best Kept Secret’ to ‘Top of Mind Authority’
Regardless of what you do or you we do it for, there’s something everyone wants that is more valuable than money.
With enough attention you can build a business. You can help people. You can do what you love. And you can create a community.
With enough attention you can change the world.
Join branding and digital marketing expert Marc Ensign as he shows you the secret behind building a personal brand that your audience will fall in love with. Regardless of your industry.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Every Next Level of Your Life Will Demand a Different You!
Valerie Fulbright will guide her audience in opening up a new way of thinking and looking at life. This topic is essential knowledge for everyone, but especially women, to live a full and happy life.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 7:00p-9:00p on  
A Conversation Regarding Innovation and Artwork; What Does Tomorrow Look Like?
The Creative Pinellas Emerging Artists will share their art journeys, how they tap into and hone their creativity during a special conversation with Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement with Creative Pinellas. Join Patricia Kluwe Derderian, Lynn Foskett, Steph Hargrove, Mark Mitchell, Zoe Papas, Gianna Pergamo, Kodi Thompson, Judy Vienneau, & Angela Warren as they discuss trends in art, artistic expression and innovation. This conversation will be streamed on the Creative Pinellas Facebook Live.

Friday, April 17, 2020  from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced
Author and award-winning family law attorney, Joryn Jenkins, used to be one of those trial attorneys who ardently fought for clients, excited to win battles, and eventually, the war. But she came to realize that there is a huge negative impact on families who go through a trial divorce.
As a result, Joryn became a national advocate for a new way of approaching divorce–collaborative divorce. In this presentation, Joryn will present how collaborative divorce works as well as 6 other courtless divorce options. This is vital information for individuals who find themselves in the position of “first responder” for people going through a divorce.

Friday, April 17, 2020  from 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Expand your Practice and Increase your Credibility by Publishing
Best-selling author and collaborative family law attorney Joryn Jenkins, Esq., and Holly and Brendan Haggerty of Haggerty & Haggerty Digital Services, team up to present a fail-safe approach for collaborative professionals to expand their influence through publishing

Friday, April 17, 2020 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Telling the Story of Your Business
The story of a business is really the story of its target audience. Holly and Brendan Haggerty founded Haggerty & Haggerty Digital Services to help small businesses navigate their way strategically through the digital marketing universe.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:30am – 11:15am
1 small Twist! – what a balloon artist can teach you about passion, purpose, and fulfillment.
Life Coach and balloon artist Jimmy Leo will speak about how slight adjustments, with time, result in huge desired changes. The idea of change makes many people nervous, to a point where we are taught early on to establish a comfort zone and never stray from it.  Despite that, many people feel a sense of stagnation at some point, leaving a sense of illusion towards what they value.  The concept of change is foreign and frightening to many, leaving us to wonder how to go about finding the things in life that will help us feel truly fulfilled.

“One Small Twist” shows the power of words and subtle actions work against us, but more importantly, how to find a well-positioned attitude shift to embrace the very things that are feared, creating a new path of thoughts, words, actions, and experiences to achieving whatever is desired.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 11:30am – 12:15pm
(C)C.O.F.F.E.E.! – 8 concepts to attaining and KEEPING the happier LIFE.
Learn where happiness lies, what’s needed to find it, and what to do to keep it. Tools and strategies offer increased awareness and improvement in the areas of Change, Creativity, Organization, Focus, Fulfillment, Education, Envisioning, and Impact.  Speaker: Jimmy Leo

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:15pm
The 18 points of wealth- Why life is easier when you know what’s important to you.
By examining different forms of wealth, you will understand yourself in improved ways, understanding a potential within yourself never realized before.  Offering tips, tricks, and techniques to increase your productivity, Jimmy Leo will take you out of the comfort zone and into a realm of self-awareness, creativity, and fulfillment.  Develop your leadership skills, balance, and identity. Speaker: Jimmy Leo

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Bringing Humanity First Policies to our Communities
Join local community activists as we discuss in-depth with slides and videos Andrew Yang’s key, Humanity First proposals and where the movement is going from here.

Monday, April 20, 2020  from 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Creativity in Business: A New Look at the Fundamentals
Entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs because they want to have control over their ability to be creative.They become frustrated when they have to spend so much time on organizational work that they don’t have time to do the fun creative work. (E-Myth Revisited)
So, what’s the solution? Yes, organization! A focus on the fundamentals frees the entrepreneur from administrator by putting that part of the process on automatic. Fundamentals – Creative? Absolutely! Being Creative doesn’t mean you HAVE to throw everything out the window and build from scratch. There are lessons that can be learned – and if you understand they WHY then you can determine the HOW that works for you. If you ask 20 entrepreneurs to list basic business fundamentals, you will get 40 different answers.There are new ways to approach basic business fundamentals, freeing you up to do what you love best.
This session will present three business fundamentals based on the findings in a study of entrepreneurs who have built companies from 0 to $100 million in annual revenue.
Jump into this conversation and challenge the findings. Let’s be Creative! Presented by Russ Barnes

Monday, April 20, 2020 from 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Florida Urban Ecosystem – Garden Style!
Andy Schlauch, Executive Director of the Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center and landscape designers from Wilcox Nursery planted a native species garden in the open space of the contemporary glass museum.  Now, the garden is home to endangered Florida lizards, butterflies and bees. Learn how you can replicate this experiment in designing your own urban ecosystem – one small step can make a big footprint.

Monday, April, 20, 2020 from 5pm – 5:45pm
Life lessons from the curve of a glass bubble.
Chris Stowe is a husband, dad, seasoned military strategist, Veteran, passionate advocate for the needs of military patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and PTSD and ARTIST. In this candid and insightful presentation Chris will share how important it is to be willing to shatter everything to achieve creative and life fulfillment.
His personal journey through PTSD and exploration of the creative arts is the inspiration for Operation: Art of Valor. Glassblowing is a particularly good medium for veterans because it requires the concentration and teamwork that they learned in the military. It also provides veterans who have struggled with return to civilian life, a framework to reconnect with society and feel part of the community.
You will be inspired and learn how mission driven alignment supports collaborative solutions. In this example, a Veteran with a vision, the community-based Morean Arts Center, and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital are transforming lives and families while building a stronger community.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
How to negotiate for world peace and other things where we can all be WINNERS
Whether we are wanting our child to put on their raincoat so we are not late for a meeting, or trying to negotiate two opposing parties to align their viewpoints to help citizens in need – the rules, tactics, strategies and process are all the same. Dorothy Davis specializes in identifying, connecting, and executing common interests between people, cultures and business from local to global levels to produce positive, effective, and sustainable results.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Admission is free.

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