CPS programs / FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

Thursday, Friday & Saturday morning
Facilitators: Janice Francisco, and Erik op ten Berg

This program is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with Creative Problem Solving (CPS) or with the deliberate practice of creativity. The CPS process has undergone continuous development and research since it was first developed in the 1950s. This program is based on the most recent developments in the evolution of the CPS model. It will introduce participants to the CPS Thinking Skills Model and to the dynamic balance of divergent and convergent thinking that supports it.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore and enhance their own creativity. They will gain a deeper awareness of their own preferred style of expressing creativity using the FourSight self-assessment and learn how to leverage this knowledge to work more effectively with others. There will be an opportunity for participants to learn and practice fundamental tools and techniques that can be applied to develop creative solutions to real challenges.

Participants will be able to:

  • Assess their individual thinking style preferences for working within the creative process.
  • Understand the Creative Problem Solving: Thinking Skills model and how it can be used to overcome creative challenges;
  • Experience the dynamic balance of divergent and convergent thinking and how to use it to produce creative results;
  • Identify personal characteristics, behaviors and attitudes that can promote and inhibit creativity.