What Kind of Creative Thinker Are You?

06 Mar 2020
1:15 pm.
USF Sarasota-Manatee

What Kind of Creative Thinker Are You?

How we tackle challenges reflects our creative thinking style. In this workshop, participants will learn about FourSight, a 4-step framework for Creative Problem Solving. This hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to apply the principles and creatively work through a problem as a team. You’ll benefit from learning where you gain and lose energy in the creative process and strategies for working with others who approach problem solving differently. You will leave the workshop with your  personal FourSight Thinking Profile**, an understanding of your creative style and guidelines for putting together a creative problem solving team, setting the stage for better outcomes outcomes personally and professionally. Co-presented by Suzanne Dameron and Martha Wells.

More about FourSight: Grounded in research, FourSight teaches the four stages of the universal creative process and reveals people’s unique thinking preferences for each of them. FourSight is used around the world in multiple sectors from personal growth to Fortune 500 companies.

  • We are able to offer the FourSight Profile Assessment at a special conference discount of $26.00. (Regular $65.). The first ten people to register for this workshop will have the cost of the FourSight Profile Assessment covered completely.
  • You do not need to take the assessment to take this workshop.
  • The assessment will take about 10 minutes.
  • Send an email to suzanne@thinklime.biz to request the link to your online assessment. (Please do this before Thursday, March 5.)
  • If you took the assessment last year at the Conference, this workshop is a deeper dive into your FourSight Profile.
    (Please bring your assessment to the workshop and let us know before the class if you would like to have another copy.)

What:

What 3 things will your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?

  • Participants will learn a deliberate approach to applying creativity to problem solving
  • Participants will understand their preferences within the Creative Process
  • Participants will learn strategies for using the awareness of their personal FourSight Profile to set the stage for better outcomes personally and professionally

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees’ perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?

  • By learning our creative style, we stop asking “How Creative Am I?” and we being asking  “How Am I Creative?”
  • This has the potential to radically how we view ourselves and others in the process of meeting a challenge
  • When you understand the flow of the creative process and the task at hand in each phase, a different sense of timing can emerge

Now
What: What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?

  • Immediately, at the Florida Creativity Conference which was started to teach Creative Problem Solving in hands on workshops
  • In personal relationships: At home, with family, with friends, and with significant others
  • In professional environments, with staff, teams, colleagues and stakeholders

CATEGORIES:

  • Creativity for Business – Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Corporate
  • Creativity for Community – Nonprofits, Community Builders, Teams
  • Creativity for Education – Educators, Coaches, Facilitators

Example of Bio #1: Marcia Berkey

Marcia after many years of teaching at traditional universities and corporate training, now teaches full time online in the IT department for South University. She has a wonderful time living and learning and applying the many concepts learned from everywhere. She has presented a variety of e-Creativity sessions for both education and business. Marcia also consults on Word, PowerPoint, Access databases, and Excel spreadsheets.


Example of Bio #2: Jane Goldwasser

Jane Goldwasser is President of New Directions Consulting, Inc. a qualitative research company specializing in new product development. In her spare time, she is on the Board of Directors of a newly re-aligned Girl Scout Council and chairs both their Fund Development and Board Development committees. She is a CPSI alum who, having completed the Integrating Creative Leadership program, has put it to work in leading both PACE sessions and in working with CPSI Youthwise™.


Example of Bio #3: Art Emrich

Art is certified as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and Hypnosis by the 4 major hypnosis organizations in the US. His practice includes (a) medical referral clients who experience distress not relieved by traditional treatment, (b) the mental game of sports success (such as tennis, golf, and baseball), (c) academic excellence for peak performance in study and testing, and (d) enabling creative solutions for the challenges of life. Art is the HEAD Coach and Founder of U-Solutions LLC in Sarasota (the “U” stands for unconscious, where the most creative solutions reside).

 

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Example of Workshop Description #1: Christine Alexander

Join Chris for a day of exploration through improvisation and theater games…no acting experience required! In this safe, small group setting, you will have opportunities to be both on the stage and in the audience. Through the experiences, discussion, and your reflections, you will find new insights into communication, relationships, and yourself. This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your inner voices to speak to you and to discover the possibilities that come from living in the NOW.


Example of Workshop Description #2: Jane Goldwasser

This is a workshop for people who have dreamed of starting a business, solving one of society’s great problems, or pursuing any dream that has remained elusive for years. Often the biggest challenge to undertaking an audacious, wonderful goal is leaving the security of the known to go out into uncharted territory. If you have such a dream, join Jane Goldwasser for a day-long opportunity to translate this wish into a detailed plan for action. Use Jane’s D.A.R.E. model – D. (Decide), A. (Analyze), R. (Reality Check), E. (Execute).


Example of Workshop Description #3: Ann Bracken

Do you find yourself saying you don’t have enough time? You can’t squeeze in enough space for fun or creativity? What if you could make time expand or contract at will? In this workshop, based on the book Creating Time by Marney Makridakis, you will use journaling to kick-start your ideas and create an art-inspired time-tool to help you flip your day so that you and time can become partners in your creative work.

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Example of Learning Outcomes #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Participate in a variety of Improv exercises and theater games
  2. Take time to reflect and discus experiences and insights
  3. Identify strategies to improve communication
  4. Make connections between ‘play-acting’ and one’s real world POSSIBLE

Example of Learning Outcomes #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Translate a dream into a major goal
  2. Develop a plan to realize this goal
  3. Learn to move beyond stumbling blocks

Example of Learning Outcomes #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Identify and describe your relationship to time for creative pursuits
  2. Use a series of structured journaling and visual-arts prompts to identify problems and brainstorm solutions
  3. Pair-share solutions
  4. Create an arts-based clock-face reflect new relationship to time
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Example of Possible Applications #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Add new improv exercises and theater games to teaching, group facilitation or training
  2. Build on the insights gained in the workshop through continued reflection
  3. Discover a passion for the stage and become involved in community theater or beyond

Example of Possible Applications #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Implement the plan for action and achieve a major goal
  2. Apply the D.A.R.E. planning tools to other goals

Example of Possible Applications #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Make effective use of reconfiguring time to accomplish important tasks (prof/self)
  2. Use art as a means of goal-setting and track progress in achieving goals (self/prof)
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Example of Possible Applications #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Add new improv exercises and theater games to teaching, group facilitation or training
  2. Build on the insights gained in the workshop through continued reflection
  3. Discover a passion for the stage and become involved in community theater or beyond

Example of Possible Applications #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Implement the plan for action and achieve a major goal
  2. Apply the D.A.R.E. planning tools to other goals

Example of Possible Applications #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Make effective use of reconfiguring time to accomplish important tasks (prof/self)
  2. Use art as a means of goal-setting and track progress in achieving goals (self/prof)
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