Workshops for Everyone

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

Guest Star Series

Join us as we host three Guest Star workshops

This series is underwritten by Seed Strategy!

My Compass: Explore what’s next for you in 2022

Facilitators: Sari Gluckin and Laurel Komos
Date: 1:00-2:30 EST, January 12, 2022

“As you start to walk the way, the way appears.” – Rumi

Kick off the new year with an interactive session that invites you to read your internal compass and explore what might be your next gig, role or position. Rediscover what’s unique about you, what makes you come alive, and what you are most curious about learning next. Use these insights to create a vision board for your next growth opportunity or career direction. The themes within will reveal your path forward.

Your journey will unfold in two parts:

  • My Coordinates: a short pre-workshop strength assessment based on text feedback from friends, family, and peers
  • My Compass: a 1.5-hour generative session on Miro that helps you explore the shape of your plan and ways to move forward

We will provide a pdf booklet for those who would prefer to work “off the screen.”

Cost is reduced to $75.00 per attendee thanks to underwriting by Seed Strategy.

Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations. 

Sari Gluckin

Sari Gluckin

Incessant ideator and refiner

Sari is a CEF core faculty member and a CPSI devotee. She brings a deep background as a MBA, designer, strategist, and integral coach. As the founder of  Wishful Thinking, she leads innovation projects and hands-on workshops for diverse clients from small non-profits to multinational companies. She is also an adjunct professor at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago where she teaches courses on facilitation and teaming methods and designs workshops around personal development.

Laurel Komos

Laurel Komos

Energetic super connector

Laurel’s passion lies at the center of design, business, and people. After a 3-year stint in advertising and branding, Laurel completed her Master of Design (MDes) degree at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago in 2019 out of a desire to bring a more human-centered mindset to her design practice. Now, she works as a Senior User Researcher at Chime, where she collaborates with cross-functional partners to deliver financial peace of mind to everyday Americans. 

Recurring 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 $165.50 per attendee.

Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations. 

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.

For dates and more information about this 90-minute, engaging training opportunity and improve the quality of time you share with the children in your care.

Cost is $165.50 per attendee.

Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations. 

    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.

    For dates and more information about this 90-minute advanced training opportunity and make your next virtual session one to remember.

    Cost is $165.50 per attendee.

    Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations. 

      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.

      For dates and more information about this 90-minute, interactive training opportunity and make your next story worth listening to.

      Cost is $165.50 per attendee.

      Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations.

      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.

      For dates and more information about this interactive, engaging 90-minute training opportunity and break out of your everyday rut.

      Cost is $165.50 per attendee.

      Contact us for CEF member discounts or to learn how to save on 3 or more registrations. 

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