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Diversity Welcomed at CPSI

A creativity conference that welcomes diversity and fosters new ways of thinking. “Learning creativity processes, discussing ideas and concepts with thoughtful leaders in the field, and having lots of fun is what you get at CPSI.” – Oliver Kern, Head of SkillCamp, Bayer CropScience, Germany Geographic diversity has always been a hallmark of the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). Our founders, Alex Osborn and Sid Parnes, shared the message of creativity around the world – and the world, in turn, came to CPSI. In recent years, CPSI has welcomed South Africans as the country saw its transformation from apartheid to democracy, Brazilians who came in large contingents, Dutch from The Netherlands’ national water agency, and Nigerian delegations seeking to build creative communities, among many other represented countries. CPSI currently sponsors the Parnes Fellows (right), a global group of emerging leaders who are developing as creative innovators so that they can improve lives in their communities. The real power is when cultural and geographic diversity meets cognitive diversity. At CPSI, we welcome, encourage and nurture ALL of these diversities. (Won’t you join us?) In his book, The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Society, Scott Page […]

CPSI Registration Opens December 16!

CPSI 2017 Registration opens December 16! Be sure to register early to take advance of the 30% off Early Bird special. In the meantime, check out our revamped CPSI website. We are currently accepting CPSI Workshop proposals. If you have a creativity, innovation, or change leadership course to share, we want to read it!

Steven T. Dahlberg, CPSI Director

Steven returns to resume the role he held from 2003 to 2006 while General Manager of the Creative Education Foundation bringing 25 years of creativity training, teaching, writing, and leadership experience to CPSI. CEF and CPSI partner Donna Milani Luther states, “Whenever I attend a great creativity conference that I really love, I see that Steve Dahlberg ran it.” Please join us in welcoming Steven in his renewed role with CEF!

Save the Dates for CPSI 2017!

Save the Dates! CPSI 2017 will be held from June 13-18th at the University of Buffalo Amherst. Save the dates now and watch for registration later this year. If you are planning to bring your team or a group of friends, save 30% full registration prices for groups of 5 or more. Contact for more information.

CPSI 2016 – Thank You

In June, the Creative Education Foundation welcomed 400 people to the 62nd Annual Creative Problem Solving Institute, the longest-running creativity conference in the world. We are deeply grateful to all of our volunteers, facilitators, sponsors, and partners! CEF_CPSI Buffalo_ThankYouAd_PRESS (3)