The Advanced Diploma in Leading Creative Collaboration

Developed out of our experience in researching and delivering learning programs for global organizations, the Advanced Diploma in Leading Creative Collaboration is the first course of its kind in the world.

Blending contemporary leadership practices with the psychology and neuroscience of creativity, its ground-breaking approach will equip you to successfully lead teams through the complex and rapidly changing challenges of the 21st Century.

Over the course of a 8-month, part-time program, you’ll immerse yourself in creative process, dive deep into group dynamics, and hone your ability to deliver transformational impact.

London course: 3rd April 2020
Shanghai course: TBC Summer 2020
Course length: 8 months
Participants: Maximum 16
Apply: Email Matthew

Watch past participants talk about the leading creative collaboration experience.

Who is this course for?

  • Are you looking to improve how your teams innovate and adapt?
  • Do you want to be a catalyst for profound change in your organization?
  • Are you eager to unlock the creative potential of yourself and others?
  • Do you need to help the teams you lead collaborate more effectively?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to be more effective in working with and leading teams, particularly those looking to drive creativity, innovation and change. This includes managers, team leaders, facilitators, coaches, trainers, consultants, learning and development specialists, and change agents.

Past participants have come from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines and organizations, the common thread being an interest and experience in leading and getting the best out of groups.

On a personal level, you’ll be experienced enough to know you can make a difference and keen to create a wider, deeper impact with your work. You’ll also be excited about joining a global community of creative collaboration experts.

Why should I choose this course?

Take your career to new heights
If you are an experienced practitioner with a burning desire to do really purposeful work that has an impact on the world, then this programme will take you and your career to new heights.

Learn practical skills
You will go from good to great, as we equip you with all the practical skills you need for leading profound change through creative collaboration.

Learn from the best
We have designed an exciting blend of four highly immersive learning experiences, taught by acclaimed practitioners, leading academics and guest lecturers who will inspire and ignite your creativity.

Discover your creative potential
Discover and release your creative potential so you can go on to confidently mobilise and release the collective creativity of others.

Develop and grow
You will discover and shape your own unique style of facilitating and leading transformation and change.

Discover the power of the group
You will learn how to draw on the power of the group and work confidently with group dynamics.

Connect with our global community of practitioners
You will join our global community of practitioners who are all committed to leading profound change through creative collaboration. This will give you instant access to a growing support network of valuable contacts to continue learning with.

How is the course structured?

The course is divided into four modules. Each module is designed to enable you to experience, practice and apply your learnings in order to facilitate creative collaboration across different contexts and stakeholder groups, from initial conceptualisation and design through to delivery and impact assessment.

Why is accreditation and certification important?

The Leading Creative Collaboration Advanced Diploma not only enables you to have a tangible, transformative impact in your work; it also provides you industry-recognised marks of professional excellence.

Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you will become an Artgym Certified Advanced Practitioner and an Accredited Facilitator (up to Level 3) with The Association of Facilitators.

The Association of Facilitators (AoF) is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting facilitators through high-quality training, accreditation and supervision. It exists to support everyone working as a facilitator, including managers, leaders, development professionals and consultants working with private, public, charity and education bodies — in fact, anyone, in any industry, who leads groups and teams.

As a member of both the Artgym and Association of Facilitators communities, you will have access to new learnings, industry news and discounts on further courses. Both also offer the potential for continued mentorship and development in your career, as well as access to global networks.

Why do you restrict the number of participants?

This course is a highly immersive, action-oriented, collaborative learning experience. Each course is tailored to the needs and role of each participant, which are never the same. This would not be possible with a large group.

How much does it cost?

The cost includes the 8-month course of four modules and all tutorials.

London-based course:

For self-funded individual practitioners: £4,750 +VAT.
For employer-funded participants: £5,850 +VAT.

There is an additional administrative fee for registration with the Association of Facilitators (£325), as well as for 3-nights’ accommodation and food for the Module 3 residential live experience (£400).

Shanghai-based course:

For self-funded individual practitioners: ¥41,342.
For employer-funded participants: ¥50,916.

There is an additional administrative fee for registration with the Association of Facilitators (¥2,828).

How do I apply?

Take the first step by setting up an information call with our Course Director, Chrissie Wanless. This can be arranged by emailing our Course Administrator and Production Assistant Matthew Watson or clicking on the Request a Call button on the right of your screen.

What our alumni say

“This course is just brilliant! It’s helped me to deepen my professional practice, be bold and make a real impact. I love it!”

Idot Wong

Personal and Team Coach

“This program may not have been what I expected but it was absolutely what I needed!”

Matthew Stone

Director of Team Effectiveness (HR Talent), Adidas

“I’m now fully aware of group dynamics and can draw out transformational outcomes for the group”

Debbie Scola

People Director, Utility Warehouse Plc

“I’ve been blown away by the depth of the transformation”

Lynne Irwin

HR Consultant and Coach

“Once you’ve been through the Artgym process there’s no going back. I now interact with people in a different way – I’m more attuned to others.”

Sara Scott

Brand Consultant, VirtuBrand

“I am now leading a team that truly owns its impact and integrity.”

John Lefebvre

Senior Manager (Learning), Adidas APAC