2024 Sessions

Writing Freely

45 minutes  •  6:30am daily

Maybe you like to write, or you want to write more. Perhaps you feel the need to reflect on all the things that you’re experiencing at Mindcamp, to collect them and make sense of them. Or you just want to explore your creative potential using words and language.

These are all good reasons to join us mornings for random free-writing. We’ll use prompts and images and writing exercises to unleash the words in you. No need to attend every time, just drop in whenever you feel the urge to write.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Access your natural fluidity in order to write spontaneously
  • Generate a first draft (of whatever you want to write) without effort or angst
  • Defer judgment on yourself and fully enjoy the process of writing
Tim Hurson
Toronto, ON
Tim helps organizations and individuals think more productively. His experience is the basis for the principles and tools in his book: Think Better.

Tim speaks around the world about how to develop creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it, and has guest lectured in business schools in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Chile, and Australia. He is a founding director of Mindcamp and father to four wonderful human beings, Emily, Branwen, Peter, and Max, and grandfather of Joseph and Claire.

Tim thinks the phrase “out of the box thinking” should be put back in the box and buried in a deep hole.


Tim is a returning presenter.

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NOTE: This is a partial list, more to come...
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  • Liquid Thinking Do you really need a box to think outside it?
    (Edouard Le Maréchal, Sophie Harvey)
  • Share the Toys in Our Attic to advance in your personal and professional creative development (Clara Kluk, Sylvain Rouillard)
  • Time for Recess! Tricks, tools and improv games to set you apart and make you and your work more memorable (Rich DiGirolamo, Beth Slazak)
  • The Well-Being Playground Support your health and wellness through play (Ginny Santos, Dan Bigonesse)
  • TBD
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