The purpose of the Creative Education Foundation is to engage and develop the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators

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CEF Executive Director Position


It is exciting to share with you that the Creative Foundation (CEF) Board of Trustees has initiated a search for an Executive Director.

If you are interested in applying for this position or if you know of someone who might be, please visit our job application site at Here you will find the job description, background information and application. We will close this search on July 31, and we expect to hire a new Executive Director by the middle of September 2014. 

We are searching for a highly qualified person who possesses the skills, character and values to guide CEF and spearhead our Strategic Plan with its new mission “to develop and engage the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators.” This person will need to be able to continue to operationalize Sid Parnes’ and Alex Osborn’s vision that creativity and innovation can provide the key solutions to challenges be they individual, community, or worldwide challenges.



Katherine O. Heusner, PhD

Chair, Board of Trustees

Innovators to Educators Event: 12 Lessons Learned


On November 2, 2013, the Creative Education Foundation brought together 13 innovators (architects, artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and a media savvy baker) and asked what they would urge educators and parents to do to best develop the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers?

Twelve insights emerged from our Innovators to Educators event:


Charlie Clough Arena Painting @ CPSI 2013


At CPSI 2013 over 90 conference attendees participated in an arena painting experiences led by Charlie Clough. You can now bid on the original painting (92x114") or purchase reprints in various sizes and prices.


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