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JUNE 13-18, 2017 • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO NORTH CAMPUS • BUFFALO, NEW YORK, USA
PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 
Thursday, June 15 • 8:30am - Saturday, June 17 • 3:00pm
CPS02 Springboard to Creative Problem Solving

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Springboard is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity methods, and be exposed to the FourSight framework, which can help you understand how you and your teammates approach challenges. Your team of experienced facilitators will use hands-on activities, real-world examples, and a variety of divergent and convergent thinking tools to give you the skills you need to advance your personal and professional goals. In this course, you will:
• Recognize and overcome blocks to creativity.
• Identify attitudes and behaviors conducive to creative thinking.
• Apply core concepts of creative thinking.
• Use a variety of divergent and convergent thinking tools.
• Apply the CPS method to many simulated or real situations.
• Consciously be creative when facing problems and opportunities.
Pre-registration required.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Bruce Baum

Bruce Baum

Faculty Emeritus, Buffalo State College
R. Bruce Baum, a legend in his own mind, is a professor emeritus at Buffalo State College, and Head Honcho of HumorCreativity.com. He is author of How to Motivate Audience, The Almost Wet Your Pants Book of Humor, 20 Magic Tricks for the Magically Impaired, and the MEGA TRAINING CD... Read More →
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Brian Kalina

New Jersey, United States, FCB Health
With 20 years of experience in advertising, Brian Kalina has devoted his professional career to generating big ideas, based on true human insights. As a creative director, he has produced award-winning work for globally recognized brands at agencies such as DDB New York and Ogilvy... Read More →
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Karina Loera

Marketing and Innovation Facilitator, Knowinnovation
Karina Loera is a creativity facilitator, teacher, and trainer. She is a facilitator for Knowinnovation, and Inclusive Innovation, and a creative thinking coach and trainer at Center for Certification in Creativity in Mexico. She is currently developing professors’ training curriculum... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - Saturday June 17, 2017 3:00pm
Richmond Main Lounge 272