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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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Creative Problem Solving [clear filter]
Thursday, June 15
 

8:30am EDT

CPS01 Springboard to Creative Problem Solving
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 Judy Bernstein

Judy Bernstein

VP, Insights & Innovation, CBA
Judy Bernstein, VP Insights & Visioning, CBA. I recently completed my MSc in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State. First fascinated with creative process and emotional intelligence through theater and improv... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Filiatrault

Suzanne Filiatrault

Ontario, Canada, HubStrategy
Suzanne Filiatrault is founder and director of learning at HubStrategy, which is a human-centered brand solution training consultancy. We empower the people who are at the forefront of creating business network models and brand platform solutions. Filiatrault brings deep expertise... Read More →
avatar for Susan Robertson

Susan Robertson

Florida, United States, Sharpen Innovation
Susan Robertson's mission is to sharpen innovative thinking to produce real results. Her specialty is eliciting people’s best thinking, whether training and coaching creativity and innovation, facilitating workshops and meetings, delivering keynotes, or designing innovation processes... Read More →


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

8:30am EDT

CPS02 Springboard to Creative Problem Solving
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 →
avatar for Brian Kalina

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 →
avatar for Karina Loera

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 EDT
Richmond Main Lounge 272

8:30am EDT

CPS03 Springboard to Creative Problem Solving
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 Elizabeth (Buffi) Huggins

Elizabeth (Buffi) Huggins

Principal, Marketing Innovation Change Unlimited
Elizabeth (Buffi) is a leading creativity, innovation and change leadership strategist, catalyst, trainer and experiential speaker. She mobilizes minds and hearts to dig deeper to discover the difference that makes the difference in any complex challenge or opportunity. Clients say... Read More →
avatar for Lina Pugsley

Lina Pugsley

Founder, Keeping Creativity Alive
Lina Pugsley is the founder of Keeping Creativity Alive, an online resource that supports and inspires parents and educators to promote creativity at home and in schools. She attended her first CPSI conference as an associate creative director in digital marketing for one of Canada’s... Read More →
avatar for Richard Toker

Richard Toker

Ontario, Canada, Rich Content
Richard Toker is a solutions-focused management consultant, facilitator and trainer. Since launching Rich Content in 2008, he has worked with clients to develop their internal marketing and management skills, and facilitated group dialogue at a diverse range of organizations including... Read More →


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

8:30am EDT

CPS04 Springboard to Creative Problem Solving
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 Sharon De Korte

Sharon De Korte

New York, United States, The Curiosity Compass
Sharon de Korte is the founder of The Curiosity Compass, an innovation consulting company that does creative leadership coaching, facilitating and training. De Korte has designed and delivered innovation programs across the United States and internationally. She has applied the creative... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Morozowich

Jennifer Morozowich

Ontario, Canada, INideas
A former advertising strategist, Jennifer Morozowich now runs INideas, a creative consulting company offering services in Creative Problem Solving training and facilitating, qualitative research, and brand strategy. She also teaches in the advertising program at Humber College. When... Read More →
avatar for Alison Murphy

Alison Murphy

Wisconsin, United States, Murphy Marketing Research
Alison Murphy is super excited to be teaching Springboard at CPSI this year. She is a founding partner of Murphy Marketing Research/TRENDTOWN, an insights consulting firm which specializes in new products. She is also a co-founder of Seedling Partners, which focuses on creativity... Read More →


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

8:30am EDT

CPS05 Creative Problem Solving Tools & Techniques
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 EDT
Fargo Game Lounge 262

8:30am EDT

CPS06 Facilitating Creative Problem Solving
Facilitation skills are central to the effective use of CPS, whether in formal meetings or informal brainstorming sessions. This course is designed for those who already know the CPS process in theory and are ready to put it into action as a facilitator. This course uses peer-group practices to prepare participants for working with actual clients. Characteristics of successful facilitation will be identified and practiced, and you will develop an awareness of your own strengths and areas for development. In this course, you will:
• Review and start to internalize the CPS process through the lens of the facilitator.
• Experience CPS from several points of view – as a facilitator, as the problem-owner, and as part of the resource group.
• Understand how to facilitate each step of the CPS process.
• Receive general facilitation tips that enhance any meeting.
• Receive individual and group feedback on facilitation skills.
• Explore and develop your facilitation style.
Pre-registration required.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Clare Dus

Clare Dus

Vice President, Sensory Spectrum
As vice president of managed services at Sensory Spectrum, Clare Dus leads the teams that design and execute technical approaches to consumer product evaluation. With more than 30 years of experience consulting to the consumer products industry, she has tasted, smelled, felt and looked... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Peterson

Kristen Peterson

Innovation Catalyst, kpCatalyst
Kristen Peterson is the founder of kpCatalyst an organizational development consultancy specializing in creativity, innovation, and change leadership. She loves to design and facilitate transformative learning experiences and spends her spare time organizing events like Mindcamp... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - Saturday June 17, 2017 3:00pm EDT
Richmond Aerobics

8:30am EDT

CPS07 Training Creative Problem Solving
This program is designed to provide the modules, framework and practice to help you train individuals and groups in the Creative Problem Solving Process. In this highly interactive course, you will experience the modules of the CPSI Springboard program, have the opportunity to train others in these modules and receive feedback and coaching from your peers and experienced facilitators. Come prepared to work hard and have fun. Please note: Pre-work and on-site preparation will be required in order to “teach back” the course. In this course, you will:
• Explain each step of the CPS process.
• Explain the supporting principles of the CPS process.
• Apply adult learning and thinking styles for effective instruction.
• Demonstrate the skills needed to teach the CPS process, principles and tools, including effective presentation.
• Deliver the core CPSI Springboard program, which introduces participants to a layered approach to learning CPS.
Pre-registration required.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Gregg Fraley

Gregg Fraley

Founder, GFi, Gregg Fraley Innovation
Gregg Fraley is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, trainer, innovation consultant, and the CEO of GFi. An experienced innovation facilitator, his customers include major international brands, business-to-business companies, and startups. Gregg is a partner with London-based KILN. KILN... Read More →
avatar for Cory Wright

Cory Wright

New York, United States, Monroe 1 BOCES
Cory Wright is an adjunct professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State, a New York State educator, and partner with ZiDEAS Creativity Group. Since the 1990s, he has been immersed in the field of creativity and leadership, learning, teaching... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - Saturday June 17, 2017 3:00pm EDT
Fargo Study Lounge 452