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Dr. Roger Firestien

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: International Center for Studies in Creativity - SUNY Buffalo State
Phone - Office: 716-631-3564
Phone - Mobile: 716-796-8373
P.O. Box 615; Williamsville, NY, USA 14231-0615
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerfirestien?trk=hp-identity-name
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirestienRoger
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: I have worked with over 600 different clients since 1984. Please see my web site http://www.rogerfirestien.com/ for a complete listing of all of my clients. My curriculum vita is also available on my web site.
Years Facilitating: 20+
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Advertising / Branding / Marketing
  • Arts/Culture
  • Automotive
  • Business / Industrial
  • Computer Hardware / Software
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Education
  • Fashion / Personal Care
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • Human Resources / Organizational Development
  • Legal
  • New Products & Services
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism / Travel
Affiliations: Senior Faculty International Center for Studies in Creativity - SUNY Buffalo State
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Member
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: Ph.D. Organizational Communication- SUNY Buffalo; M.S. Creativity Studies-SUNY Buffalo State
Qualified Assessor: Foursight
Awards: Founding Member Chile Creativity Association; CEF Service Award; Twenty five years of service -SUNY Buffalo State;
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Dr. Roger Firestien is the Senior Faculty Member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York-Buffalo State. His work at the Center focuses on training graduate students to be facilitators and trainers in creativity and innovation.

Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, some of the organizations to benefit from his keynote presentations, training and facilitation include: AT&T, Disney, Los Angeles Times, Farmers Insurance, GE, General Mills, Merck, UBS, the American Hospital Association, Young Presidents Organization and the University of California Medical Center, as well as government groups from the Federal Executive Institute, the US Air Force, US Agency for International Development, NOAA, Department of the Treasury and NASA.

Roger focuses his work on how to be personally creative and how to lead a team to produce creative results. His clients regularly report dramatic improvements in their innovation effectiveness and enhanced quality of work life. His books, “Leading on the Creative Edge” and his creative thinking fable, “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” are essential reading that leaders regularly order for their teams to kick-start innovation. He is also a co-author of “Creativity Unbound: An introduction to creative process” and “Facilitation: A door to creative leadership.” His latest book, “The Color Company – Making Innovation Happen in your Organization” a sequel to “Why Didn’t I think of That?” is currently being released in e-book format.

Roger holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the State University of New York. When he’s not traveling, he lives in Buffalo, New York, and regularly works cattle on a farm near Medina, New York.

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