Posts Categorized: Announcements

A special thank you to Twenty One Toys!

CEF and CPSI appreciate Twenty One Toys’ donation of Empathy Toys to our YouthWise program! The empathy toy is a blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other.

CPSI 2015 Website and Registration Live

Learning & connecting opportunities for business and change leaders, educators, practitioners, innovators and learners. Join us for the Creative Education Foundation’s 61st annual Creative Problem Solving Institute on June 17-21, 2015. A conference like no other, CPSI returns to Buffalo this year, the birthplace of brainstorming. Come for a rewarding experience to learn new techniques in creativity and innovation. The conference will take place on the University at Buffalo Campus. This hands-on learning experience inspires you to think differently and stretch your ideas about what is possible, so you return to your professional arena armed with tools for leading creative change. Network with the world’s premier creativity leaders and innovation professionals. Share experiences with colleagues from around the world and forge friendships that will broaden your horizons. Register today and save. The faster you act the more you’ll save! Because the first people to register for the conference can save 40%. So act now because once these discounts are taken, they’re gone! Visit www.cpsiconference.com to explore the many courses and workshops offered.  You will be asked to select your specific course or track when registering. e. cpsi@cpsiconference.com t. 508-960-0000 option 1

2015 Greetings and Happy New Year, CEF Community!

I am both honored and humbled to have been selected to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Creative Education Foundation. For the past several years, I have worked alongside incredibly passionate and dedicated Trustees and I look forward to serving CEF these next two years. I appreciate the support the CEF community rallies for our organization, now in its 61st year. I am especially grateful to our leaders, volunteers, and donors. Quite literally, we could not exist without you. Finally, I would be remiss to not extend my personal appreciation to Kitty Heusner, who tirelessly and gracefully led the Board of Trustees these past 4 years. She is an incredibly gifted convener, collaborator, educator, leader, and friend. She has been a role model for me (and continues to be) and she left me some very big shoes to fill. Thank you! My warmest wishes to you, Thom Gonyeau Chair, Board of Trustees Creative Education Foundation Link to full update

CEF Welcomes New Executive Director – Beth Miller

Dear CEF Community, Partners, and Friends: On behalf of CEF’s Board of Trustees, it is my honor and delight to share that Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Miller will assume the role as Foundation Executive Director on October 1, 2014. With over 10 years of senior-level, nonprofit management and collegiate teaching experience, Beth brings the right combination of fundraising and relationship-building expertise CEF needs. She has a wealth of fundraising experience, and her previous efforts have brought in millions of dollars, with many six-figure major gifts, sponsorships, and grants. Beth has a successful track record of capacity building at an array of educational and cultural nonprofit institutions. She currently lives in Boston and has worked primarily in the Northeast, including the Third Sector New England (TSNE), The Mark Twain House & Museum, and Trinity College. Click for more. Key recruitment criteria included strengths in non-profit leadership, fundraising, a passion for creativity, and fit with our community and culture. Over 170 quality applications were reviewed in an extensive search process conducted by the Board of Trustees. Beth was selected because she has both the skills to grow our organization and the desire to connect with CPSI and CEF values, heart, and community. We […]

CPSI 2013 Website and Registration Live

Learning & connecting opportunities for business and change leaders, educators, practitioners, innovators and learners. It’s all happening at the Creative Problem Solving Institute: June 20 – 23, 2013. A conference like no other, CPSI returns to Buffalo this year, the birthplace of brainstorming. Come for a rewarding experience to learn new techniques in creativity and innovation. The conference will take place on the University at Buffalo Campus in its newly built Greiner Hall. This hands-on learning experience inspires you to think differently and stretch your ideas about what is possible, so you return to your professional arena armed with tools for leading creative change. Network with the world’s premier creativity leaders and innovation professionals. Share experiences with colleagues from around the world and forge friendships that will broaden your horizons. Register today and save. The faster you act the more you’ll save! Because the first 60 people to register for the conference can save 40%. So act now because once these discounts are taken, they’re gone! Click here to save up to $600. That’s it, it is really that easy. No coupons, no codes, no standing in line in the rain to get the deal you want. Check out www.cpsiconference.com […]