Friday 8 July 10:00AM

Working with Creative People

Suitable for

Orchestra Managers and those who have to manage musicians, artists and other creative individuals

Course outline

This practical training course which will cover the various aspects of how to manage creative people. The course will be comprised of sessions covering issues such as the characteristics of creative people in the workplace, managing under-performing colleagues, managing ‘unreasonable’ behaviours, as well as asking attendees to think about how they manage their own creativity

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of how to recognise the key characteristics of creative people
  • Gain an insight into how to prevent childlike behaviour from becoming childish
  • Develop skills in performance management including appraisal
  • Understand how to manage your own creativity


Professor Alastair Pearce

After working as National Advisor for Computing in the Arts at Oxford University, Alastair Pearce became a music lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire, eventually becoming its Vice-Principal. After a spell as head of the University’s Faculty Education he became Principal of Rose Bruford College. He became President and CEO of Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, and has recently completed a book provisionally entitled Managing Creative People – A guide.