Executive Access: Leading Creative Team Collaboration

Developed in response to intense client demand, our Executive Access series of short programs provides you with immediate, actionable insights in an accessible format. The next program in the series is Leading Creative Team Collaboration taught by Columbia Designer in Residence Adam Royalty, an expert on human-centered design and the founding director of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio

Leading Creative Team Collaboration

Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 12–3 p.m. ET
Fee: $450
Format: 3 hours, live online

This program earns 1/2 a certificate credit. Learn more.
Participants of our Executive Access series also receive a $450 credit towards any future multi-day executive education program.

Program Overview

Creativity is a necessary team capacity as organizations respond to change. This interactive program provides an overview of techniques that leverage the innate creative potential of your team. You will learn how to establish norms that promote well-tested creative behaviors like divergent thinking, associative thinking, and problem reframing. The program will also introduce tools to manage the creative process of teams working remotely and in person. Lessons are equally applicable for leaders driving innovation and leaders who are simply looking to add a creative boost to their team.

The program taps into the thought leadership and unique resources of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio, which helps entrepreneurs, professionals, students, faculty, and alumni approach business challenges and opportunities in a more entrepreneurial, collaborative, and creatively confident way.

Learning Outcomes

✓ Learn three creative behaviors: divergent thinking, associative thinking, and problem reframing

✓ Understand how creative norms shape team output

✓ Acquire tools for generating and sharing ideas for in-person and remote teams


  • Introduction to Creative Behaviors
  • Creative Techniques
  • Team Norms
  • Collaborative Technologies


» Download the program schedule here.


Adam Royalty
Designer in Residence at Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design
Founding Director, The Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio

Adam Royalty specializes in helping teams use human-centered design to create new products, services, and business models. Prior to his role at Columbia Business School, he led multiple initiatives at the Stanford d.school.

He has developed and facilitated design sessions with more than 30 organizations across a dozen countries. This includes AT&T, BBVA, Capital One, GAP, the Gates Foundation, JetBlue, Hyatt, the Knight Foundation, Roche, SAP, and the World Bank.


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