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 Members Only Webinar - Develop Your Creative Side: Creativity & Leadership, Continuing the Conversation

6/12/2018 1:00 PM
6/12/2018 2:00 PM
Via Webex |  

​All times indicated are ET. 1.0 CPE credits available for live attendance.

This session will continue the conversation of creativity as it relates to leadership development. It will expand on both the “Free to Members Webinar” (Jan 10, 2017) session and the session at the IIA Canada conference in Edmonton (Sept 2017). As David Usher states in his book, Let the Elephants Run: “Visualize creative thinking as a language. Once you speak the language of creativity you can talk about many different subjects, not just one.” Our profession is often stereotyped a certain way. We are typically described as logical, practical, analytical, sequential thinkers but that is not the only part of who we are. We can all share a story about a time that someone spoke critically of something we did/created perhaps causing us to put creativity on the back shelf to avoid that feeling of vulnerability ever again. What the research suggests is that creativity and putting yourself out there is what gives you the competitive edge. Creativity and curiosity might not fit or make sense to our practical nature but it is a part of who we are and by ignoring it, we are not drawing on our fullest potential.

“Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box” - Deepak Chopra


Hailey PinksenHailey Pinksen, CPA, CA, CIA
City Treasurer
City of Lethbridge

Hailey Pinksen is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CA). She is the City Treasurer for the City of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) and has worked at the City since 2006. She has over 15 years of experience in local government and accounting. Hailey Pinksen is your “typical” accountant/auditor who used to believe she was not the “creative type”. This notion of creativity in our profession is something she has been exploring and researching as it relates to her own leadership development and growth and is a topic she is very passionate about.  Hailey is currently training to become a certified coach through the International Coach Federation.