Talent Gateway: New program set to launch September 23

September 12, 2016

“Employers are clamoring for talent,” said Provost Kate Davy. “And UM-Dearborn has taken on the challenge to graduate talent through the Talent Gateway.” 

Join University of Michigan-Dearborn and renowned choreographer, artist and author Twyla Tharp for the launch of the Talent Gateway, a creative, thought-provoking and entrepreneurial approach to education and life. The Twyla Tharp Keynote Presentation, presented by Anthony and Paula Viscogliosi, will take place Friday, September 23, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fairlane Center North, Quad E.


Tharp will share insights into developing a habit of creative thinking. Her best-selling book, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, was the inspiration for UM-Dearborn’s Talent Gateway.

The Talent Gateway is designed to help students engage in an ongoing process of reflection/action/reflection in order to make more meaning out of their educational experiences, become entrepreneurs of their own lives and careers, form productive habits and develop a creative mindset. Through an interpretive online community and a platform that turns game theory into "gameful creative learning," students are presented with challenges that prompt them to reflect on their academic, co-curricular, work and life experiences, make more meaning out of them, and explore ways to apply what they learned to other contexts.

A reception with student demonstrations of the Talent Gateway immediately follows Tharp’s talk. To register for the event, visit http://umdearborn.edu/academics/talent-gateway or call 313-593-5390.


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