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Public Workshop


Hosted at SUNY Buffalo State

In a recent Bloomberg/Business Week study, job recruiters identified Creative Problem Solving among the top 5 skills for success. Sadly, the same recruiters said Creative Problem Solving was the second most difficult skill to find among job applicants. Numerous studies agree that in today's fast changing and volatile work environment, creative thinking is one of the most crucial skills for professional success. The International Center for Studies in Creativity has been teaching and training creativity for nearly 50 years. In fact, its programs have been identified as the most successful creativity programs in the world. This one-day, hands on workshop is designed to provide participants with a proven set of principles and tools for enhanced creative problem solving that will be immediately applicable in the workplace. 


Gerard Puccio, Ph.D. Dr. Gerard Puccio

Dr. Gerard J. Puccio is Department Chair and Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. Gerard has written more than 50 articles, chapters and books. Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher-Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Coca-Cola, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries.


Kristin Fields

Kristin Fields is a training Coordinator for Leaning Engagement and Development Services, a contact-based affiliate of Buffalo State College. In this role, she facilitates the development of managers, supervisors, and trainers within the Department of Social Services, NYC. In additon, she is a certified facilitator of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program. Career highlights include service as co-editor of the book Big Questions in Creativity 2018, as well as facilitating the programming for the University at Buffalo and Pegula Sports Entertainment. Kristin is a proud alumna of the International Center for Studies in Creativity. 


Spring 2020 workshop  on April 3, 2020 has been postponed due to health precautions.

Contact us at (716) 878-6223 with questions

Held in the Chase Hall, Room 215, on the Buffalo State College campus from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Early bird price by March 27, 2020:  $295

Groups of 3 or more:  $295 per person

Individual price after early bird deadline of March 27, 2020:  $325

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Center for Applied Imagination

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 244 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6223 •  Fax: (716) 878-4040