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Creativity and Instructional Content Development (CICD)

(A Free Workshop by Shafali R. Anand)

This workshop was conducted on April 14th, 2019. Thanks for attending.

Date: April 14, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: The Workshop shall be held in Noida. The Venue shall be advised through the confirmatory email by April 12, 2019 (Friday.)
Inquiry email: Write to me at:

Workshop Brief:

Take your pick:

You don't need to be creative to do instructional design.


If you aren't creative, you cannot be a good instructional designer.

It's odd, even ironical, that the above two statements in all their variations are often heard in the corridors of eLearning companies and training divisions of different organizations, and both these statements are spoken with equal vigor and belief. The unfortunate fallout of these reigning beliefs is that individuals begin to question their own skill-match with ID.

As a seasoned ID professional, I disagree with both statements because I know from experience that all of us possess a reasonable degree of creativity. Some of us have found environments that have inspired us to remain creative, while others ended up starving their creativity so that their performance didn't suffer - for who knows better than us how a creative original answer would result in a red mark on our answersheets, while repeating the exact words that the teacher wrote on the board fetched us marks and glory?

Content/training design and development unfortunately requires us to rejuvenate our creative selves once again. If you don't believe that you are creative, or if you find difficulty in connecting your creative energy with the process of instructional design, then this workshop is for you.

In my initial discussions with the prospective participants of the IDCD and IDST courses, I often hear the question, "What if I am not creative? Will I still do well in the IDCD course?" I've designed this three-hour workshop for a heart-to-heart discussion on this matter.

This workshop explains creativity, enables you to find your lode of creativity, and helps you discover whether there truly exists a relationship between good content and creativity, and there is one, then how you can use it to shine better and brighter than the others.

Conducted By:
Shafali R. Anand
Founder & Chief Envisionist
Creative Agni
Editor & Publisher - Creative Agni - An eZine for Instructional Design & eLearning.
Formerly, Chief Instructional Architect, Wavelength
(Shafali R. Anand designed Wavelength’s Instructional Design Courses & Training Programs and conducted/facilitated them for six years.) Read the views of Creative Agni's course participants here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Content Developers and Instructional Designers who are working in eLearning/Content Development Organizations or Publishing Houses, and who want to figure out how instructional design could help them develop more effective content in a more efficient manner.
  • Trainers and Training Content Developers who want to understand how instructional design can provide them with a framework to develop more effective training programs, quickly and confidently.
  • Academicians who wish to rejuvenate their lectures and classroom activities with an extra shot of creative thinking.
  • Other individuals who could be interested in attending this workshop could be:
    Mass Communication graduates, other graduates with a flair for writing, especially if they are contemplating a career in the field of content development.
  • Bloggers, web-content writers, writers.
  • Second career aspirants such as retired defence officers, educated women professionals on a break/sabbatical

Objectives of the Workshop:

The main objectives of this workshop are:

  • Define Creativity.
  • Explain the relationship between Creativity, Logic, and Instructional Design.
  • Enable the participants to identify the methods to harness their own creativity for content development.

The Content Outline for the CICD Workshop:

1. Creativity - Definition
2. What kind of content bores the learner?
3. The relationship between instructional logic and creative thinking.
4. Awakening your dormant creativity.
5. Establishing a custom-method to harness your creativity.
6. Question-Answer Session

Date: April 14, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: The Workshop shall be held in Noida. The Venue shall be advised through the confirmatory email by April 12, 2019 (Friday.)
Inquiry email: Write to me at:

This workshop was conducted on April 14th, 2019.

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