All of the workshops offered fit into one or more of the following categories below. Please see full workshop description to see which categories apply.
Creative Thinking and Theory: Ideas and experiences that would deepen understanding of creative thinking and problem-solving.
Education / Training: Ideas and experiences that would contribute to delivering instruction and facilitating learning including specific strategies and tools, as well as group process techniques, and content related to creativity and innovation.
Arts Experience: Possible applications that would provide hands-on experiences with any of the arts including music, drawing, painting, collage, mask making, dance, theater, and writing. The arts experiences would also provide models for using the arts in a variety of contexts.
Business / Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Ideas and experiences that would help professionals explore the applications and implications of integrating creativity and creative problem solving techniques into daily business practices. These sessions may aid professionals re-frame creativity as an essential aspect of commercial innovation.
Personal Growth: Ideas and experiences that would provide opportunities for reflection, personal exploration and growth, self-assessment and feedback. May include a time to just enjoy, laugh, participate in playful experiences, and reconnect with your inner child.
The art of play is a necessity to foster positive, effective and empowered people. With FST Teaching Artists, explore the world of play and engage in games/activitites that enhance team building, creativity and joy.
Join Lee and Josh as they dive into the shark infested waters of idea building and pitching those ideas. Learn some essential tools to help turn "resisters" into "assisters". Make your ideas shine like the diamonds they are and prepare the ultimate pitch.
IKIGAI is a Japanese concept that has been translated as "reason for being". Through creative fund and introspection gain insight into your own personal IKIGAI, the constellation of passions, purpose and potential that grounds you.
This highly interactive workshop will use many strategies including art expression, guided visualization, journaling, improve and laughter to help participants explore a personal growth question to discover the health benefits of creative process.
Inhale and exhale, rest and activity diverge and converge, team and individual - we live in the midst of interdependent elements, paradoxes or polarities. Polarity Thanking leads to more successful and creative outcomes. Experience a practical and profound tool for broadened approaches to dilemmas of work and life.
From understanding how mindset affects our experiences to developing an intentional gratitude practice, you will learn tools to use before, during and after life's most troubling times. In a safe place explore past adversity and learn to look for gifts even when facing difficult challenges.
Mindfulness is a form of divergent thinking. It creates a gap in the stream of mind that allows new and creative thoughts to enter. Experience mindfulness meditation...the present moment...your inner creativity and insightfulness.
The experience of wonder can boost your generosity, fuel your creativity, and deep in what you care about. Join Jeffrey to learn how you can experience wonder amidst your daily punch-list. Learn to switch from worry to delight, experience radical openness, and be ready for a quiet surprises indoors and out.
Experience some of the top 10 barriers to team problem-solving effectiveness. Through an understanding of cognitive science and a toolbox of proven methods learn to improve a team's problem-solving skills.
We will gather around the imaginary campfire and sing songs we probably learned as long people. Bring instruments or just your voices. Hidden amidst the joy we'll have in singing, we will each learn a little about ourselves and gain insights into how must affects our lives.
Karen brings a unique method for change in the use of a game as a tool. She works on many levels of communicating to deepen understanding of what is possible. Playing the game, participants will brainstorm and engage in mutual support as they seek wellbeing.
In this interactive workshop, we will explore the work of Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless's invitation to make structural changes in the way we work so that everyone is engaged and the power of the group is harnessed. Explore how the principles of Liberating Structures compliment creative problem solving.
This popular workshop is back in expanded timeframe! Join Laura West, CPCC for a fun and experiential workshop to unlock your creativity at work. You’ll experience practical tools and techniques... Read More
In this fun and experiential environment, Laura will help you claim your unique Creative Thought Leadership by exploring themes and ideas for creating content that will help you stand out.... Read More
Learn about a new line of research investigating the relationship of basic psychological needs to creativity. Learn how environments that satisfy needs for competence, autonomy and belonging foster 'creative needs.'
Creativity is the skill but innovation is the result. Oftentimes companies and organizations get confused trying to make the leap between the two. This active workshop will introduce participants to an Innovative Culture model.
Come learn about the Tao Model of Creativity and how both the Yin (Right Brain) and the Yang (Left Brain) are important in creative problem solving. Use tools to dip into the more intuitive, holistic side of yourself and gain surprising insights.