Workshops for Everyone

The Creative Education Foundation offers a number of programs and workshops in the application of Creative Problem Solving.

Free Workshops

Unexpected Connections

February 7, 2024

Unexpected Connections, A Look at the Role of Assessments and CPS

A Look at the Role of Assessments and CPS

There’s no absence of assessments of Creative Problem Solving’s impact: from the HR hiring process to creativity in the classroom, personal goal setting to discovering one’s own creativity superpowers. Interested in sharing your own assessment best practices? Curious about tools and tips for creating your own assessment of CPS? In this Unexpected Connections, we’ll be talking about and sharing our experiences of creating and using assessments. These free, interactive and monthly virtual events are free and open to anyone. Register to save your place.

February 7, 2024
12:00 pm ET
Via Zoom

Unexpected Connections

March 6, 2024

Unexpected Connections, The Creative Leader

The Creative Leader

Curiosity, openness to change, tolerance for ambiguity… these are but a few hallmarks for a creative leader. What might be some of the ways you can enhance your creative leadership? In this Unexpected Connections, we’ll provide guided prompts that will help you on your path to becoming a more deliberate creative leader. Free, open to anyone, and highly interactive. Monthly and virtual, Unexpected Connections is a space to enjoy connections, community, and insights built around creativity.

March 6, 2024
12:00 pm ET
Via Zoom

Unexpected Connections

April 3, 2024

Unexpected Connections, Tools and Tips to Share

Tools and Tips to Share

Spring is for growth! Do you have a favorite creativity tool, activity, or resource that you use to boost your own creativity, or one that helps in the facilitation of others’ creativity? Join us as we plant seeds for personal and professional growth through the power of Creative Problem Solving. Free! Everyone is welcome, just register to save your spot. Unexpected Connections are free, monthly, and virtual, and serve as a space to enjoy connections, community, and insights built around creativity.

April 3, 2024
12:00 pm ET
Via Zoom

Recurring and On-Demand Workshops

Being Creative on Purpose

“It’s not just about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky​  

Our trainers will take you through the four stages in the Creative Problem Solving process so that you can work on a challenge that is important to you.

This session is for those looking to solve problems faster with deliberate creativity.

For dates and more information about this 90-minute, engaging training opportunity and make your goals a reality.

Cost is $150.00 per attendee.

Purposeful Creativity in the Classroom

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

Our trainers will take you through the four stages in the Creative Problem Solving process. You will learn strategies for saying “no” less often, while still getting things done.

This session is for teachers, parents, grandparents, youth leaders or any other adults who are responsible for children.

Dread-Free Meetings: The Next Level

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Muriel Strode

You will experience ice breakers, energizers, and activities to help you become a fabulous online facilitator. Your trainers will show you the ins and outs of digital whiteboards, offer breakout room strategies, and give top tips for keeping your audience in the palm of your hand.

This session is for those looking to improve the level of engagement in their virtual sessions.

Crush Your Communications

“We are all stories in the end. Make yours a good one.” The Doctor, Doctor Who

Learn three story building tools that have their roots in the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process. These flexible, adaptable frameworks can be used at any point in the process of building and telling your story.

This session is for those who want to craft better stories.

Level Up Your Virtual Team

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

Attendees will engage in various improv activities (yes, over Zoom!), followed by a debrief and discussion of uses for each game. Come ready to play and participate – there are no wallflowers in this session.

This session is for team leaders and others who want to improve their interpersonal skills.

Negotiating Ambiguity

“Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” – Heather Stillifsen

Negotiating Ambiguity Workshop

The anxiety-provoking part of ambiguity is that it triggers unproductive
responses. This session will help you regain control and confidence by
equipping you with useful tools to move through the uncertainty. This
course is based on the principles and mindset of Creative Problem Solving.

This session is for those who want tools to manage ambiguity and
uncertainty.

Breaking it Open: Finding the Joy in Adversity

“Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson
Mandela

Breaking it Open Workshop

Resilience comes from facing challenges and adapting to them. Learn how to
be more purposefully resilient and discover ways to find gratitude, joy, and
healing amid adversity, and even to uncover the gifts in them. This course is
based on the principles and mindset of Creative Problem Solving.

This session is for those who want tools to build their resilience and to learn
how to bounce back faster.