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Creative Education Foundation Elects Gregory Shoemaker to the Board of Trustees

(Boston, MA – 11/7/2017) –The Creative Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to present Gregory Shoemaker as a new member of the Board of Trustees. CEF’s Board of Trustees is an international board, with members from the United States, Canada, and India. Many CEF Trustees are professional creativity trainers working with institutions ranging from GE to Wikimedia. Trustees also include the owner of an award winning marketing firm and a retired CEO and CFO with expertise in consulting small businesses and nonprofits. Board recruitment includes a rigorous vetting process that matches organizational needs with individual talents, with a particular focus on developing a leadership team vested in and exemplary in the values of CPS. CEF is a nonprofit organization, and the CEF Board of Trustees is a 100% giving board. Born, raised and residing in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Shoemaker is President and Founder of Global Wellness Solutions, Inc. Acting as the parent company, Global Wellness is the catalyst responsible for the creation, launch, and success behind several social enterprise companies and brands such as Screen Rescue, ARCA, and Flo Athleticwear; which funds free fitness and mentorship programs for local Buffalo kids. He is also the President of ARCA, which began as a […]

Creative Education Foundation Elects Karen Lynch to the Board of Trustees

(Boston, MA – 11/3/2017) –The Creative Education Foundation (CEF) is proud to present Karen Lynch as the newest member of the Board of Trustees. CEF’s Board of Trustees is an international board, with members from the United States, Canada, and India. Many CEF Trustees are professional creativity trainers working with institutions ranging from GE to Wikimedia. Trustees also include the owner of an award winning marketing firm and a retired CEO and CFO with expertise in consulting small businesses and nonprofits. Board recruitment includes a rigorous vetting process that matches organizational needs with individual talents, with a particular focus on developing a leadership team vested in and exemplary in the values of CPS. CEF is a nonprofit organization, and the CEF Board of Trustees is a 100% giving board. Karen is the Senior Director of Qualitative Research at InsightsNow, a research firm that offers a human-centered, behavior-driven approach and works collaboratively with industry partners to gain insight and direction, accelerating innovation and business success. A 2016 winner of NextGen’s Disruptive Innovator award, Ms. Lynch’s innate curiosity, passion for creative problem solving, and unique perspective spark excitement and lead R&D, Marketing and Consumer Insights teams to breakthrough thinking, ideas and opportunities. […]

JCB Impact Factor Continues to Climb

We are pleased to announce the 2016 impact factor scores for the Journal of Creative Behavior (JCB).  Our 2-year impact factor is 1.853 and our 5-year impact factor is 3. These numbers represent the cites in 2016 to articles published in the previous 2- and 5-year periods, divided by the number of citable articles published during those same time periods. The JCB is categorized as a psychology journal, and the high range of rankings in this category is 2.  The bottom line – more people around the world are citing articles from the JCB for their scholarship on creativity.

Listen to Our Interview with CPSI Spotlight Performer JoAnna Mendl Shaw … on Amplifying Creativity Through Movement

Listen to today’s Creativity in Play interview that CPSI Director Steve Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long did with JoAnna Mendl Shaw, choreographer and creative director of The Equus Projects. They explore how movement, dance and performance can lead anyone to new insights about listening, decision-making and the creative process. Plus, they discover more about The Equus Projects’ inter-species performance works with horses – where listening, leadership, negotiation and adaptability play out with very real consequences. MEET JOANNA MENDL SHAW AND THE EQUUS PROJECTS PERFORMERS IN PERSON: JoAnna and four performers will be featured at the Creative Problem Solving Institute 2017 from June 13 to 18, 2017, in Buffalo, New York. They will: Lead a day-long workshop on Strategic Problem Solving: A Kinetic Experience in Physical Listening. Perform The Breaking Ring, followed by a talk back with the audience and improviser/artist Gary Hirsch. Lead a breakout session on Moving to Think through Immersive Play. Faciliate the experiential FOLDING exploration using folding paper to investigate notions of leadership, leading and following, seeing the whole, and your contribution to a creation process

John Yeo, 2017 Noller Research Grant Recipient

John Yeo’s research explores how students generate authentic problems to improve learning and will design a pedagogical approach to engage students in creative inquiry to formulate problems.