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WORK ON A GOAL OF YOUR CHOOSING – MAKE HEADWAY ON REQUIRED WRITING TASKS, BRAINSTORM ABOUT A NEW PROJECT IDEA, OR FREEWRITE FOR MIND CLEARING

In this 3-hour workshop, let exploring through writing, drawing, and discussing provide needed clarity

DISCOVERY THROUGH EXPLORATORY WRITING AND MAPPING

Write or sketch your way to making needed connections and clarity with guided and unguided brainstorming exercises

BOUNCE YOUR IDEAS OFF OF INSTRUCTOR AND CLASSMATES

Opportunity for pair- and small-group discussion to help you identify weak spots in your brainstorming

SPRINGBOARD FOR YOUR CREATIVE TRAJECTORY

Learn different ways of developing ideas that will help you avoid future creative blocks

ONE-TO-ONE CHATS WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Small number of classmates (4 max) permit individual attention from instructor

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

BRAINSTORMING FOR BLOCK CLEARING

Brainstorming with interactive verbal, visual, and freewriting exercises

Generating expressive and transition vocabulary

Making links between ideas

Discussing ideas with classmates and instructor to locate challenges to reasoning and help develop clarity

WHO IS IT FOR?

student

ANYONE FEELING BLOCKED ON A CREATIVE ENDEAVOR

This workshop supports anyone who would like to experiment with writing, drawing, and talking to work through creative blocks

instructor

Lynne Ronesi

A writing professor for 25 years at American universities in the United States, Morocco, and most recently, the UAE, Lynne spent the last 15 years at the American University of Sharjah. Lynne has a host of publications on writing instruction and years of experience teaching academic writing, research skills, professional writing and communication, as well as training undergraduate writing tutors.

In her capacity as writing consultant and instructor at DEFT & LEED, Lynne focuses on professional and goal-based writing training and support.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

SCHEDULE

More workshops are being scheduled, so please check back in few days. Or get in touch with us to stay updated on the schedule

ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS A ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION OR CUSTOMIZED TRAINING.
IF THAT INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH THROUGH WHATSAPP, OR CLICK HERE TO INQUIRE.

frequently asked questions

Who is this workshop meant for?

This workshop supports anyone who would like to experiment with writing, drawing, and talking to work through creative blocks ranging from required written tasks – statements, applications, project descriptions, proposals – to new project ideas to general mind clearing

The workshop will be held at the Blue Bay Tower in Business Bay, Dubai: Office 07, Floor 15, Blue Bay Business Center

  • Blue Bay Tower is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Business Bay Metro Station. Paid parking is available in the building parking lot (visitor’s section). A public parking lot is situated next to the building as well.

Should COVID 19 restrictions grow stricter in the future, we are prepared to use online-only platforms for training and will notify registrants for in-person workshops through email prior to the commencement of any such training.

Will I need to bring my own computer?

Students attending in-person workshops should bring their own laptops with Microsoft Office installed. Also, if you like to brainstorm using paper and pen / pencil, bring those along.

However, if you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance. Use our “Contact Us” form and choose “Training Inquiry” in the dropdown subject menu and provide your request for use of a computer along with your name and the session you have registered for. We will arrange a computer for your in-class work. You can then email your drafts and notes to yourself.

When and how do I pay?

Fees must be paid in full during the registration process.

Students can pay the fee via online credit card payment or bank transfer.

If you choose to pay through bank transfer, you will be sent an email containing an invoice with bank account details. Instructions will be provided in the email.

How can I best prepare for the workshop?

The answer to this depends on what you would like to address in the workshop.

  • If you are focusing on required writing tasks in the workshop, bring along the prompts or parameters of task(s) you are addressing
  • If you are using the workshop to brainstorm or develop new ideas or projects, bring along whatever materials (photos, documents, etc.) would support your exploration
  • If you are using the workshop for an exploratory mind clearing, just bring yourself

Will there be homework?

No homework will be assigned, but you will leave the workshop with some good strategies in mind to help you work through creative blocks in the future.

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