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Catch the Fire Training 2015

June 29, 2015 - July 3, 2015


Catch the Fire Training: Unleash the Creative Power in Yourself and Others

Do you want more spark in your life and work?

Do you want more joy, more connection, and more effectiveness?

Do you want to make a greater impact through any program, classroom, training, team, or event you lead?

PYEJoin the founders of PYE and a group of leaders from a wide range of sectors to learn how to maximize your creativity! Use creative practices to bring depth and vitality to your own life and to any program you lead. Whether you are a CEO, a teacher, or a trainer; whether you work with adults, youth, or both; whether you work with individuals, small groups or large, you will learn practical and easy-to-apply methods to:

•   Spark and expand your own creativity
•   Create safe environments for taking creative risks
•   Make friends with your “inner critic”
•   Build community within a classroom, program, or conference
•   Optimize the success of any program
•   Work with culturally diverse groups
•   Cultivate strong teams
•   Increase innovation in your organization
•   Develop confidence and comfort in front of groups

The Catch the Fire Workshop is based on the premise that we are all creative, and we have a birthright to express ourselves through the arts—without having to be good at it! You will be part of a welcoming learning community that will make it easy to take creative risks. No previous experience with the arts is required.

Who is The Catch the Fire Workshop for?

Youth workers, educators, trainers, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, business people, artists, conveners, community leaders…anyone who wants to bring vitality and new effectiveness to their work with adults and/or youth.

The Trainers

Charlie Murphy is PYE Co-founder and CEO. He is internationally recognized for his ground-breaking work using the arts to bring depth, relevance and effectiveness to organizations and educational programs for adults and youth. An acclaimed facilitator and presenter, Charlie has worked with organizations, schools and businesses on five continents. In 1996 he founded The Power of Hope: Youth Empowerment through the Arts with Peggy Taylor. In 2006 he was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship in recognition of his groundbreaking youth development work.


Screen shot 2014-01-03 at 14.26.52Peggy Taylor, M. Ed, is PYE Co-founder and Director of Training. She is a writer, musician, and creative development specialist   with a Masters of Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge MA. She has over 30 years experience working in the fields of group facilitation and experiential learning. Peggy taught creativity at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and is co-author of Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life, which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.



For over 20 years, Charlie and Peggy have been using their methods with groups of youth and adults all over the world—in classrooms, youth programs, businesses, universities, business schools, and conferences large and small. Their new book Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults, and Communities is a practical guide to increasing creativity in your life and work.


June 29, 2015
July 3, 2015