Welcome to the CPSI 2020 reVISION virtual conference. All times are EDT. 
Monday, June 8 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ambiguity Tolerance: Life's Hot Sauce. Put that s$%# on everything.

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Uncertainty sucks.  It's fair to say the world is steeped in uncertainty.  Most people hate uncertainty, and seek closure. In fact, people who are unconsciously primed with ambiguity remain more steadfast to their original position.  Creativity is always uncertain. If you can build your muscle memory to face uncertainty in creativity, it will come easier in other situations.
Creativity can build resilience through Tolerance of Ambiguity.  Higher tolerance of ambiguity is linked to all kinds of great outcomes, like increased well being, increased complex problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.   

Let’s face ambiguity together with exercises designed to make you think “now what?” yet demand that you make a choice.  Get out of your comfort zone and be okay with not knowing the answer. 

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • Mindfully recognize the feelings of uncertainty, and experience the courage of moving forward anyway.
  • Notice the connections between facing uncertainty in creativity, and facing uncertainty in other areas of your life.
  • Recognize how decisions in uncertainty affects your willingness to consider something new.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • Recognize how much ambiguity can affect opinions.
  • Illuminate attendees’ comfort in tolerance of ambiguity – or lack thereof.
  • Recognize how a creative practice can build tolerance of ambiguity.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • Recognize and mitigate the impact of ambiguity when having discussions and negotiations.
  • Use a creative practice to build tolerance of ambiguity, stress inoculation and resilience.
  • Choose from 7 ways to increase tolerance of ambiguity, for happiness, productivity and superpowers. Just kidding on the superpowers. Or, am I?

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Caroline Brookfield

DVM, Artful Science
Caroline is new to CPSI but it was recommended to her by a colleague due to her interest in creativity. Much of her learning about creativity has been self-directed through books and journal article review. She has been speaking through her company, Artful Science, for approximately... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT