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January 2012 - The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

  • 23 Jan 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer View Community Center

Registration

  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered

 Date changed due to MLK Holiday

The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

IBM’s last Global CEO Study named creativity as the number one leadership competency needed to successfully compete in the 21st century marketplace, according to 1,541 CEOs, general managers, and senior public sector leaders polled worldwide. These leaders expect their top talent to practice and encourage experimentation and innovation throughout their organizations. They join education and business experts in calling for an increased focus on developing creative thinking skills for achieving higher levels of innovation.
This presentation will introduce a framework for understanding creative thinking called FourSight, which will enable attendees to focus their creative problem-solving to resolve complex situations, encourage innovative thinking, and work with their clients to more effectively create targeted, well-considered solutions. Participants will come to understand their unique patterns of thinking and learn to steer themselves more deliberately towards their goals. This field-tested framework helps to demystify the process of creativity and innovation so that any team can achieve performance breakthroughs.

Every organizational development consultant relies on a variety of tools to meet their clients’ needs. FourSight developed by the International Center for Creativity SUNY Buffalo, is a relatively new tool designed to engage teams desiring more innovative outcomes. As a result of this session, participants will be able to:
•· Describe the stages of the universal creative process
•· Explain how cognitive preferences for different stages of the process can play out among teams
•· Learn to identify their own and other’s preferences
•· Use new tools for engaging clients toward producing innovative results.
This presentation dovetails with the release of new book “The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results” (Jossey-Bass, 2011) and is presented by co-author Chris Grivas, a Seattle-based organizational development consultant (and PNODN member) who has worked with clients ranging from Ernst & Young to New York University.
Chris Grivas is a Seattle-based organizational development consultant who focuses primarily on organizational and leadership development to increase the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations. He has facilitated strategic planning, new product development, process improvement, and provided team building and executive coaching for numerous organizations including Ernst & Young and Johnson & Johnson. He has lectured at the University of Washington, Northwestern University, and served as adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
A published researcher in creativity and innovation, his book, “The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results” with co-author Dr. Gerard Puccio of the International Center for Studies in Creativity, SUNY Buffalo is being released in December, 2011
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