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creative problem solving

One day in 1951, when the Bell Telephone Laboratories vice-president happened to call a last-minute, urgent
meeting with section heads, Russell L Ackoff was...

Tools and methods to inspire creativity and generate solutions to real problems.

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This fast paced half-day introductory course looks at Critical Thinking and Creativity as two sides of Deliberate Creative Thinking to enable creative problem solving, innovation, and the development of winning new ideas.

By examining a range of simple tools that...

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Creativity really is simple as 1,2,3 (and 4,5,6). It is a common misperception that you have to be born creative or a real maverick in order to think creatively.  Creativity is a process and rule followers are generally more successful in creativity sessions.
 
Marketing guru, Alex Osborn, who coined the term ‘Brainstorming’, and Dr Sid Parnes, developed THE creative problem solving model/process.

6 Steps/Stages to cre8ive problem solving

Stage 1:...

The 8th annual CREA Conference will offer a new mix of people, programmes, and ideas. CREA is dedicated to organisations and people who are looking for innovation and solutions; who believe that ideas are better than words; that doing things is more effective than talking; that learning new methods and techniques is more productive than listening to speeches; that creativity is the only way to produce innovation professionally and personally.

Programmes are offered in English,...

Join us for a Tour of CPSI - Webinar Style
 
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You're Invited!! Register now! www.sidparnestribute.com Please come together with colleagues, learners and facilitators from across the country and around the globe to spend a weekend with our teacher, mentor and friend, Sid Parnes. The theme for the event is: Unlocking the Magic A Tribute and Celebration with Sidney J. Parnes May 8-9, 2009 Buffalo, NY USA This is designed as a world class event to celebrate with...



Project Renaissance Double Festival Conference

Project Renaissance's Double Festival 2009, the 17th Annual Conference on Creative Problem-Solving Methods and Enhanced/Accelerated Learning Techniques, will be held in the Maryland/Washington area on May 15-17, 2009.  For more information, see www.winwenger.com/upcoming.htm.
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A few years ago I worked around the country, from Sydney to Darwin and places in between, with the Australian Army and one of the activities I ran was a good example of critical and creative thinking in action. 

It involved two opposing teams of 5-7 who had to unravel a puzzle to shift places with each other under strict rules of engagement. Inevitably teams took...

The study and development of Creative Problem Solving has been going on for more than 60 years, having its origins in the work of great creative thinking explorers like Alex Osborn, Sid Parnes and others involved with the Creative Education Foundation and Creative Problem...

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