Creative Problem Solving and Breakthrough Thinking in Everyday Work and Life
This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the world's most prolific thinkers and published
authors in the field of creativity and creative problem solving, Dr. Win Wenger. Dr. Wenger is joining forces with CCE's
Michelle James to bring you an exciting introductory workshop on Creative Problem Solving and Creative Solution Finding. This
workshop will integrate the whole brain methods and teachings of Dr. Wenger with movement, story and improvisational techniques
for a multi-sensory, embodied experience.
Creative thinking takes you on a enjoyable journey from yes-but to yes-and,
analysis to generativity, closed-system to open-system thinking, one right answer many possible answers, left brain to whole
brain, defending to exploring, utilizing to inventing, linear to associative, consuming to generating, being limited by what-is
to creating what-can-be. It is integrative: convergent and divergent, vertical and lateral, logical and intuitive - the place
where knowledge and imagination meet to generate dynamic, inclusive and surprising solutions.
Your brain is a powerful
pattern maker. This workshop is designed to help you break out of limiting patterns and create more expansive ones as you
learn skills for applying your imagination to your real-world challenges. New situations, problems, challenges and visions
call for new solutions. New solutions require new approaches. New approaches are only reached through new ways of thinking
- which happens by using the brain (and body) in diverse and novel ways. When you insert CPS processes into anything that
you are already doing, you come up with more answers, novel answers, and answers more relevant and appropriate to your challenges.
You experience results in real-time.
Who should attend
Leaders, executives, managers,
entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, changemakers, consultants, facilitators, coaches, business people, creatives, and anyone who
wants to generate new solutions to old and new problems.
What we cover
In this workshop,
you'll learn cutting edge tools and techniques, then put them to work on real issues in real time. You will explore easy-to-learn,
easy-to-use whole brain methods for accessing deeper levels of creativity, inventiveness and innovation; framing accurate
problem statements; accessible ways to move forward in any situation; and tools to access, recognize and use your natural
creative abilities. You will experience techniques you can use anytime for improving solutions and opportunities; creating
new visions and directions; and accomplishing your goals creatively.
Now solutions to old and new problems
• Accessing and using more intelligence
• Reduced blocks
• Ability to see situations from a new, open perspective
• Enhanced leadership
and/or work performance
• Increased capacity for creative leadership
• Decisions made more
quickly and easily
• Increased confidence in accessing your intuition
• One-dimensional thinking
turned into a creative discovery process
• Expanded choices and potential in any situation
More confidence in handling change and new challenges
• More awareness of the creative potential in everyday
work and life situations
This workshop is designed and delivered by Michelle James, CEO of The Center for Creative
Emergence, and Dr. Win Wenger, world renowned creative thinking pioneer, Founder of Project Renaissance and the Learning & Creativity Double Festivals.