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Tuesday, June 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

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The foundation of CPSI is the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process. In this engaging session, you will learn the core tenets and the 4 stages of CPS that can take you from clarifying a problem to a plan for implementation. The session will include an interactive run-through of the 4 stages on a personal problem and brief discussion of the key drivers of CPS.
What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • An interactive run thru of the 4 stages of CPS on a personal or work challenge
  • Discussion of Key CPS Drivers - Praise first; Divergent & Convergent thinking; Frame problems as a question; Building strong solutions; Powerful action planning
How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • Recognize that wild and unusual creativity can be harnessed to serve a powerful problem solving process
  • Recognize that we all have creativity and it can be practiced and improved upon like any other skill
How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • The Fast-CPS template supplied can be used to work on personal and work challenges
  • Exposure to the CPS process will demonstrate the value of being flexible and more tolerant of ambiguity
  • You may want to dive deeper into learning more about deliberate creativity as a critical thinking tool

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Anthony Billoni

New York, United States, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Anthony (“Tony”) has been part of CPSI leadership for 20+ years and regularly facilitates CPS with clients. He is proud that CPS and Brainstorming were invented in Buffalo, NY – his hometown. Writing fiction is one of Tony’s creative pursuits and he loves that most every attendee... Read More →

Tuesday June 9, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EDT