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Jul

27

Wednesday

Creative Problem Solving in an Age of Complexity

5.45pm

Lectures

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

Speaker: K. Brian Dorval, Founding Partner, Think First Serve

Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership -  launch event - 2011.

In 2010, City University London launched the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership - the MICL - a unique interdisciplinary masters designed to give innovation leaders all the skills to turn ideas into action. After a highly successful first year of teaching, we are now taking applications for the September 2011 start of the course.


To give you a flavour of what studying the MICL is like, we have invited Brian Dorval, the co-author of Creative Approaches to Problem Solving:  A Framework for Innovation and Change [1] - a core course book for the Creative Problem Solving and Leadership module on the MICL, to talk about the place for creativity and creative problem solving in today's age of complexity.


The event will open with a brief welcome by MICL Faculty and conclude with an opportunity for networking.

About the Speaker

Brian Dorval is a founding partner of Think First Serve®, a research, consulting and training company specializing in the use of creative-thinking, problem-solving and performance-improvement methods to help organizations figure out new ways to grow.


He has over 20 years experience helping individuals, teams and organizations significantly improve both personal and business results. He has delivered more than 500 innovation programs, training courses, and management-coaching and performance-improvement sessions for companies in 20 countries.  As past vice president of client services for the Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc., Brian worked with many Fortune 500 and Times 1000 organizations to enhance performance in innovation.  He is one of the co-developers of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) version 6.1™, publishing more than 50 articles, chapters and books on the topics of creativity, mental imagery and problem solving. His most recent publication is: (more of Brian's publications here)


Brian has conducted original research on the relationship between creative thinking and mental imagery and uses the results of this and other research to help organizations, teams, and individuals better understand and use their creative talents to solve performance problems in new ways.  He is also on the board of directors of the Center for Creative Learning, in Sarasota, Fla., and chair of the Buffalo State College Newman Center Community Council.


This event is organised by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.
The Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership  - the MICL - from City University London is a unique interdisciplinary approach designed to give innovation leaders all the skills to turn ideas into action.


[1] Creative Approaches to Problem Solving:  A Framework for Innovation and Change. Third Edition. With S. G. Isaksen and D. J. Treffinger. Sage Publications (2011).

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5.45pm - 7.30pmWednesday 27th July 2011

Birley Lecture Theatre Centenary Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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