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Aithan Shapira (MFA PhD) is an internationally acclaimed artist and Lecturer at MIT Sloan.

As facilitator and executive coach, he draws on 20+ years of experience helping individuals and organizations to unlock their creative capacities in order to innovate at the speed of change. He is the founder of Tilt, a culture design and transformation firm focused on change-ability – enabling global leaders, organizations, and governments to instill cultural conditions that are more collaborative, adaptive, and transformational.

Aithan serves on McKinsey's think tank for Advancing Adult Learning and Development and has pioneered progressive curricula at the edge of leadership and skills retraining for the future of work at MIT Sloan, Harvard iLab, Stanford d.school, and the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship. 

Aithan developed his research on the creative process at the Royal College of Art & Design, lived in an Australian Aboriginal community for three years to study art’s impact on cultures of survival, and continues to be a visiting critic at arts institutions internationally. He exhibits his artwork in museums and galleries in New York, London, and Miami.

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Unlocking the Power of Perspectives

The ability to work with multiple and diverse perspectives is a valuable skill set that enables creative problem solving, fosters greater interpersonal connection, increases clarity and collaboration, and motivates groups. This highly interactive problem solving course focuses on advanced leadership skills for holding and managing multiple perspectives simultaneously to leverage and unleash the creative potential of divergence in and across business to generate richer outcomes.

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