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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.


Dr. Roger Firestien HeadshotDr. Roger Firestien

Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world. By applying Roger’s work in creativity: Clorox solved a 77-year-old problem in 15 minutes; General Motors came up with a $1.50 solution that saved the company $50,000 a week; Mead Paper developed a world-class line of products and saved $500,000 a year; The Los Angeles Times set their vision for the future; Western New York developed strategies that were incorporated into a plan that was awarded One Billion dollars for economic development. Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally ranging from major fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, universities, associations and churches. Dr. Firestien is the Senior Faculty member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State and President of Innovation Resources, Inc. 

Spring 2019 workshop will be held on March 15, 2019.

Contact us at (716) 878-6223 with questions

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

Early bird price by March 1, 2019:  $295

Groups of 3 or more:  $295

Individual price after early bird deadline of March 1, 2019:  $325

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International Center for Studies in Creativity

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