Why Nurturing Our Natural Creativity Matters

By attending the Creative Problem Solving Institute as I aged out of elementary school, I was able to grow and develop my creative thinking, taking what I was learning in the abstract and applying my new knowledge to a more practical setting – my... Read more »

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... Read more »

Lifelong Learners in Creativity Find a Home at CPSI

By Duane Wilson, Program Manager, Office of Continuous Improvement, Notre Dame University; and Board Chair, Creative Education Foundation I am amazed by those who have attended the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) for more than 25 years. Their commitment to professional and personal growth is impressive. I must admit, at my first CPSI in Atlanta, I was both amazed and surprised. I was surprised because I could... Read more »

New Year, New You: Keep Your Resolution with Creativity

By Beth Slazack, Manager, Creative Problem Solving Institute How many times do we utter, read, or even think “new year, new me!”? And what has it ever done for us? Not much, if truth be told. And why is that? Well, it’s not really designed to be helpful. It’s designed to be catchy – and catchy isn’t usually helpful. Let’s look at some phrases that do... Read more »

Creative Conferences Inspire Creative Workplaces

By Steven T. Dahlberg, Director, Creative Problem Solving Institute Creative workplaces inspire. To adapt workplaces to be creative, we must first discover who we are as creative people and creative workers. Alex Osborn – the inventor of brainstorming – founded the Creative Education Foundation (CEF) and its primary program, the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), because he knew that all people are creative and that... Read more »