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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 
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Thursday, June 15 • 8:30am - Saturday, June 17 • 3:00pm
CPS05 Creative Problem Solving Tools & Techniques

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This is a natural stepping stone if you took Springboard previously. This fat-paced course allows beginner to intermediate facilitators to go deeper into the CPS process, adding more facilitation tools to your repertoire. You will gain a clear understanding of which tools to use at each stage of the CPS process, as well as how to modify them to fit your session objectives or add a bit of creative flair. You will also learn a variety of energizers and fun grouping games to keep your sessions engaging and interactive. Learn through small- and large-group work, including round-robin sharing and show-and-tell exercises. In this course, you will:
• Explore a variety of divergent and convergent techniques for individual and group problem solving.
• Learn how and where to apply different tools within the CPS process.
• Practice facilitating tools.
• Learn how to create and adapt tools.
• Discover ideation tools that you can apply in other processes, as well.
Pre-registration required.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Chamberlain

Suzanne Chamberlain

New York, United States, University at Buffalo
A communicator for more than 30 years, Suzanne Chamberlain has been an on-air television reporter/anchor, marketer and public relations executive. Currently a senior director at the University at Buffalo Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, she has nurtured... Read More →
avatar for Xiao Chen

Xiao Chen

New York, United States, International Center for Studies in Creativity
Xiao Chen is a graduate student at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State. She has passion on creative thinking, leadership and education. Her dream is to benefit the kids in China by inspiring their natural creativity. Xiao had a professional career... Read More →
avatar for Thom Gonyeau

Thom Gonyeau

Principal, Mountain View Group
Thom Gonyeau is an owner and principal at Mountain View Group, an award-winning creative agency with a focus on content creation, media production, design, and strategic communications, based in Atlanta and New York. Clients include leaders at GE, The Coca-Cola Company, Raytheon... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - Saturday June 17, 2017 3:00pm
Fargo Game Lounge 262