Join our Search for Global Difference Makers … Apply for the Sidney J. Parnes Global Fellowship in Creative Problem Solving!

This year, the first class of Parnes Fellows completed their leadership and creativity training with CEF. They have successfully launched projects in their home communities and we are excited to share their accomplishments with you. Click here to read their stores.

Nominate a Fellow Today (NOTE: The deadline has now passed.) »

The nomination process for our next class of Fellows is now open! We are accepting nominations through January 31, 2017, from individuals who reside/work in the North, Central or South American region. The Fellowship will run from May 2017 through June 2019.

About the Fellowship:
The Parnes Fellowship helps emerging leaders develop as creative thinkers and innovators so they can tackle major challenges to improve lives in their communities. During the 2-year Fellowship, Fellows will develop skills in creativity, cultural competency, leadership, collaboration, influence, storytelling, and project management to move their ideas into action.

The Parnes Fellowship includes:
• Full scholarships to two Creative Problem Solving Institutes (CPSI), the longest-running creativity and innovation conference in the world.
• Monthly, online training and teaching sessions presented by creativity and leadership experts.
• Individualized support from an expert Creative Problem Solving mentor.

If you know young leaders like Maham Furqan, Kabelo Malefane, Daberechi Okedurum, and Justin McCarthy who can change their communities with CPS, make your nomination today!

If, like Sid, you believe creativity can change the world, donate to support the Parnes Fellowship!