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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
 

7:30pm

BK101 Moving to Think through Immersive Play
Explore a variety of tools for engaging teams and communities in playful movement experiences with clear learning objectives. We will:
• Engage in embodied experiences – individually, in pairs, and in the full group – to improvise and create a composition.
• Explore full-bodied experiences, as well as movement devices for less-courageous movers.
• Focus on fostering immersive play.
Movers of all ages and abilities are welcome, so get out of your head and into your body to discover how you can "move to think" differently! This workshop is led by one of the CPSI 2017 Spotlight presenters.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Joanna Mendl Shaw

Joanna Mendl Shaw

New York, United States, The Equus Projects
JoAnna Mendl Shaw has been making works for stage and for rural and urban landscapes since the 1980’s. She is the Artistic Director of The Equus Projects, a dance company known for its site-specific performance works for dancers and horses and for the innovative choreographic s... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
KCT

7:30pm

BK110 Creative Leadership: How Prepared Are You to Be a 21st Century Leader?
The fact that we live in an increasingly complex world is undeniable. What is shocking is that most business leaders, according to a global study conducted by IBM, are not confident that they have the skills to lead in times of such unprecedented change. The same 1500-plus executives said creativity skills would be most useful to them as leaders over the next five years. Numerous other reports concur. Creativity and creative thinking are now considered to be core leadership skills. We will examine the important connection between creativity and leadership, as well as examine how well you employ your creative thinking skills in leadership situations. You will:
• Learn about the link between creativity and leadership.
• Recognize how creativity development simultaneously contributes to leadership effectiveness.
• Explore the specific skills, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to creative leadership.
• Analyze how Creative Problem Solving and your own CPS skills play a role in contributing to leadership effectiveness in today’s fast-changing world.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Gerard Puccio

Gerard Puccio

New York, United States, Buffalo State
Gerard J. Puccio is department chair and professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State, and distinguished visiting scholar at Sheridan College. As a creativity scholar, he has written more than 60 articles, chapters and books. In recognitio... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Greiner LG2
 
Saturday, June 17
 

3:30pm

BK207 What Twyla Tharp Can Teach Us about Creativity and Video Creation
Twyla Tharp is unquestionably one of the most-creative people in the history of modern dance. What makes her choreography so creative? Why is a Twyla Tharp dance recognizable as her work, and why has she been consistently creative through her career? This is a question Tharp has asked herself over many years. You will:
• Discover how Tharp viewed her own creativity to help us become more receptive to our own creative thinking.
• Explore challenging creativity problems and issues with Creative Problem Solving exercises.
• Learn how movement in dance translates to movement in video.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Steve Haskin

Steve Haskin

Michigan, United States, Industrial Strength Learning
Steve Haskin has produced hundreds of projects that are technical and uniquely artistic, involving images, sounds and text. At the University of Michigan, he worked in the operating room and studio to create educational surgery videos; at Borders he was a marketing website guru... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Greiner LG2

3:30pm

BK209 Blinding Flash of the Obvious
Creativity and conflict exist as realities in our daily lives. They have an implicitly shared identity – one cannot exist without the other. Creativity causes conflict, yet creativity is needed to generate new solutions to existing dilemmas to resolve conflicts. Connections, relationships and ambiguities among and between conflict and creativity will be explored, especially correlations between Creative Problem Solving and conflict resolution. You will:
• Challenge your assumptions and mental models, as both blocks to creativity and causes of conflict.
• Synthesize relationships between your creative attributes and your orientation to conflict.
• Strengthen your active listening and responding skills through small-group discussion and interactions.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Louise Neilson

Louise Neilson

Oregon, United States, Range Mediation and Consulting
A graduate of International Center for Studies in Creativity, Louise Neilson is one of the few mediators in the U.S. with a master's degree in creativity. For more than 25 years, she has combined her knowledge, skills, and intuition to find creative solutions to difficult conflic... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Greiner B120
 
Sunday, June 18
 

8:30am

BK303 Mash-Up Magic: The Power of Concept Blending
Concept blending (aka "Mash-Ups") is at the heart of innovation, or any kind of truly new and different thinking. Blending very different concepts with each other is a type of forced association that can be a highly effective way to get to breakthrough. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are not intuitive to most people and significant mental scaffolding is required for the average ideator. Come to learn how to do this better. You will:
• Learn what a concept blend is and how to do one.
• Learn how to scaffold the thinking of participants to do more effective concept blends.
• Understand how to facilitate concept blends in different situations.

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... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Greiner LG3

8:30am

BK308 Solving the Diversity Puzzle: Closing the Gap Between Intention and Success
For years, we have measured diversity by counting how many members of target groups were on the roster. What was missing was inclusion – the process of shifting the culture to value a diverse population. With a focus on statistics, those not part of the dominant culture often found themselves on the outside – disengaged and underutilized. If diversity is about numbers, inclusion is about creating an environment where everyone can be a meaningful contributor; a competitive advantage for organizations willing to take the time to do it right. This workshop is for anyone interested in inclusivity; whether looking to expand opportunities for under-served populations, to work on a global stage, or simply to take advantage of diverse work styles. You will:
• Learn what it means to create a culture of inclusion and what the research tells us about why it is important for creativity, innovation and organizational outcomes across the board.
• Learn the building blocks of an inclusive culture – the foundation and the four pillars of success.
• Learn actionable strategies (both short-term and long-range) to help begin (or expand) a journey to inclusion.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Gina Paigen

Gina Paigen

New York, United States, ThirdWay Leadership
Gina Paigen, chief impact officer of ThirdWay Leadership, is a professional coach, leadership consultant, and culture-building specialist. She is passionate about guiding individuals and organizations to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement, a... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Greiner B118