#VDEF21 Rama Gheerawo & Dr Melanie Flory: Creative leadership: beyond the computer.

#VDEF21 Rama Gheerawo & Dr Melanie Flory: Creative leadership: beyond the computer. Rama Gheerawo and Dr Melanie Flory from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at London’s Royal College of art, talk about the three values of creative leadership, namely empathy, clarity and creativity. They bring together design and neuroscience perspectives to look at how these human values can enable online and off-line learning and contribute to the education landscape whether digitally enabled, or physically delivered. Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational figure within design. He won a ‘Hall of Fame’ award for his work at the Design Week Awards in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leaders by Creative Review alongside Paul Smith and Björk, As Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses design to address issues around age, ability, gender and race. He is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership having personally led over 100 projects working internationally with governments, business, academia and the third sector with clients such as Samsung, Toyota, AgeUK and Panasonic. He champions inclusive and empathic approaches for individuals and organisations through his pathfinding work in Creative Leadership, with training delivered globally to thousands of people including over 700 civil servants. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives. Rama sits on a number of advisory boards and committees for awards, universities and organisations such as the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, the Design Management Institute and the RSA Decolonising Design Initiative. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Katowice Academy of Fine Art.

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