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Wednesday, March 2
 

7:00pm EST

PRE-CONFERENCE: Engagement 101: What’s Beautiful, What’s Messy and What Matters
ZOOM LINK: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248245243?pwd=VmxiMllYY2JOM3hUS0xoWEdIam1Xdz09 Meeting ID: 882 4824 5243 Passcode: 333523

As you prepare to engage, it makes sense to explore what that means to you. Engagement feels physically and emotionally different today than it did two years ago. Join this virtual workshop to prepare for exploring the conference with deep personal insights and intention. We’ll be referring to your assessment throughout the conference to add value and engagement, so be sure to join us live if you can, or listen to the recording.
 
We know that living in alignment with your values creates more success, health, and joy in life. What you may not realize, is how much more you can learn from exploring your values. It’s beautiful and it‘s messy. Values underpin everything we do, and the values you hold can teach you a great deal about the unmet needs of your past, the next levels of your evolution going forward, and your potential blind spots. You’ll learn about your primary and secondary motivators, the natural progression of how values shift as we age, and the non-linear nature of life that has us bouncing around at every age.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Intus Personal & Group Transformation
Michael is the 11th of 12 children born into poverty to an abusive alcoholic father, living in junkyard. Losing his mother at age 7, he discovered powerful lessons about life, love and potential. On his long journey through myriad twists and turns, he became the president of a franchise... Read More →


Wednesday March 2, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Zoom
 
Thursday, March 10
 

5:00pm EST

Early Arrivals Dinner at Wicked Cantina
Arriving a bit early? Already local to Sarasota? Join us for dinner, meeting and greeting, and maybe a wicked margarita if that’s your thing. Dinner is Dutch treat meaning each person pays their own way.

Thursday March 10, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Wicked Cantina 1603 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
 
Friday, March 11
 

8:00am EST

Breakfast
Grab a quick bite as you get ready for the first day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference.

Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am EST
Brickman Cafe

8:00am EST

Registration Open
Please check in to the conference and be prepared to show your vaccination status or negative PCR test using the Clear Health Pass.

Friday March 11, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am EST
Lobby

8:30am EST

Welcome
Welcome to the first day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference! Find out just how ENGAGED this experience will be.

Friday March 11, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am EST
Room 209

9:00am EST

Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
Foundations of Creative Problem Solving is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity methods, and be exposed to the FourSight framework, which can help you understand how you and your teammates approach challenges. Your team of experienced facilitators will use hands-on activities, real-world examples, and a variety of divergent and convergent thinking tools to give you the skills you need to advance your personal and professional goals. NOTE: If participating in Foundations of CPS, you must attend ALL of the Foundations of CPS workshops on Friday AND Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson is a change agent whose focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts while increasing productivity.  Duane has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations by bringing creativity, clarity, and structure to complex and challenging problems. He brings... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:15pm EST
Room 218

9:00am EST

How To Use Your Own Creativity to Enhance Your Personal Growth & Self-Awareness
By observing our creative process we can glean insights and take-aways that reveal our authentic selves. This workshop offers practical insights and immediately applicable ways to incorporate questions, prompts and deeper dives into the experience the creative process offers. The goal is to add a facilitation mindset to your creativity skillset.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • You will learn how to ask open-ended questions that will inform you about your unconscious biases.
  • You will be able to describe how your relation to your own creativity has changed over the years.
  • You will discuss how the creative process is related to personal development.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • They have a new way of differentiating between the creative outcome and the creative process.
  • They will be able to observe other people in their creative process and be more ready to empathize with them.
  • They will have a new way of understanding their creative journey and its connection to their self-evaluation.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • Have a new way of relating to their family and friends.
  • Might be able to try something new in their lives.
  • Become a more compassionate, active listener to others.

Speakers
avatar for Izzy Gesell

Izzy Gesell

Organiztional Alchemist, IzzyG & Company
Izzy Gesell, MEd, CSP, is an “organizational alchemist” helping people navigate internal logjams to emerge more confident, spontaneous and effective. Through keynotes, breakouts, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:15pm EST
Room 214

9:00am EST

Let Go and LEGO: If You Build It, They Will Come
What surprising insights might you uncover by "playing' with Lego? It may not be a baseball field that you build...or maybe it will be. Whatever it ends up being, if you are open to letting go of your mind and trusting the "doing" process, you will likely be surprised at the answers that come - from what you make, what story you tell about it, and what others see in it. If six eight stud Lego blocks can be combined into 102, 981,500 configurations, just imagine what can come out of a bag of 48 specifically sorted pieces!  Are you willing to Let Go and LEGO?

What:
  • You will get out of thinking and into doing
  • You will receive insights from others who view what you create
  • You will be able to have fun while uncovering insight
So What:
  • You will obtain a different method for challenge or problem solving
  • You will be able to appreciate that answers can be obtained in a variety of forms
  • You will experience how other's viewpoints can create opportunities for you
Now what:
  • You might choose to use manipulatives to enhance the learning experience for yourself or others
  • You might choose broaden your perspectives by seeking opportunities to invite input or partner with others
  • You might incorporate more storytelling into your world

Speakers
avatar for Renee Paser-Paull

Renee Paser-Paull

President, Soaring Pathways
Renee is a professional facilitator, trainer and speaker, with a Master's Degree in Adult Learning. She has been attending CPSI continuously since 1999 and has been part of the YouthWise faculty since 2005 and has also led a number of general sessions. CPSI was instrumental in Renee’s... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:15pm EST
Room 215

9:00am EST

Story Alchemy®: Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life
Stories are powerful, especially the ones we tell ourselves. Our true story is one of self-love, but too often we become the villain or antagonist of our stories, grinding out tales of self-doubt, self-judgment, feelings of anxiety, people-pleasing, and guilt.

Embark on a unique journey of transformation: to become the hero in your own life. You may begin the process of releasing old patterns and limiting beliefs that have been weighing you down.

In becoming a Story Alchemist, you create gold in a spiritual sense.

We explore the key theme of transformation and turning your painful past into a powerful present. You begin to understand the way your brain processes the world and how your interpretation of memories can unwittingly keep you stuck.

We end by connecting to the Earth, your potential, possibility, and true nature with the Sacred Mountain meditation.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • Cultivate healthy self-love.
  • Access the knowledge, creativity, and confidence you need to write a new life story.
  • Tap into the medicine of nature to transform old beliefs and patterns.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Shift your point of view and perspective through transformational narration.
  • Disconnect from stress, pressure, and information overload.
  • Reconnect with your values and true nature.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • People stuck in self-judgment may embrace self-compassion.
  • Those with feelings of anxiety may gain freedom through self-compassion and self-acceptance.
  • And those suffering from self-doubt, guilt, and people-pleasing may learn healthy decision making and confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Schaeffer Wolfe

Rachel Schaeffer Wolfe

Story Alchemy® Creator
After 20 years of leading mind/body workshops to enhance emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth for thousands of participants, Rachel developed the Story Alchemy® process. She has taught Story Alchemy® programs around the country at large retreat centers such as Kripalu... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:15pm EST
Room 208

12:15pm EST

Lunch
Have a light lunch in between sessions and meet some new people or catch up with old friends.

Friday March 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:15pm EST
Brickman Cafe

1:15pm EST

Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
Foundations of Creative Problem Solving is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity methods, and be exposed to the FourSight framework, which can help you understand how you and your teammates approach challenges. Your team of experienced facilitators will use hands-on activities, real-world examples, and a variety of divergent and convergent thinking tools to give you the skills you need to advance your personal and professional goals. NOTE: If participating in Foundations of CPS, you must attend ALL of the Foundations of CPS workshops on Friday AND Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson is a change agent whose focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts while increasing productivity.  Duane has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations by bringing creativity, clarity, and structure to complex and challenging problems. He brings... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 218

1:15pm EST

Engaging with Virtual Tools: Creativity and Artmaking in Virtual Reality
This presentation explores Virtual Reality in the context of creativity and artmaking. As an emerging technology, VR will continue to shape and impact our lives on various levels, including creativity, innovation, human-centered design, and problem-solving. Participants will explore VR both as a tool and medium for creativity, and how virtual creations can be monetized. This presentation will also feature two VR systems, the Oculus Quest (stand-alone VR headset with a built-in computer) and the Oculus Rift S (PC powered VR headset), and various creativity apps/programs designed for Virtual Reality running on these platforms. Participants will be invited to try out some of the VR applications designed for creativity and engage in a though-provoking discussion about the future of creativity and how digital technology is shaping creativity.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • Participants will learn how virtual reality is contributing to creativity and creative fields.
  • Participants will experience various VR tools designed for creativity.
  • Participants will become familiar with the available platforms and applications to pursue creative endeavors through this technology.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • This workshop will change various perceptions about the nature of digital and virtual creations.
  • This workshop will inspire and empower participants to consider VR as a valuable tool and platform to pursue creative projects.
  • Participants will be able to experience a unique engagement with creative tools within virtual reality.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • Attendees will learn a new and powerful tool/medium for creativity.
  • Attendees may find a new site for creativity or a new creative pursuit, using VR.
  • Attendees may learn how VR can enhance their creative work in the real world.

Speakers
avatar for Csaba Osvath

Csaba Osvath

Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida
Csaba Osvath is doctoral candidate in the Literacy Studies Program in the College of Education at USF. His research focuses on the use of artmaking in support of literacy education. Specifically, he explores digital composing, sculpture, mosaics, video games, virtual reality, and... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 208

1:15pm EST

From Disengaged to Engaged; What Really Drive Us MEET OUTSIDE!
Engagement can feel frightening in a culture where anything can be politicized, romanticized, awfulized, and fought for or against. Our emotions drive our decisions and behavior. Our beliefs and biases create separation, and our values underpin everything we do. We will examine how values tie to the seven levels of psychological development and how fluid our needs and values truly are. You will identify what level you operate from most of the time, and where your behaviors and values shift when your buttons are pushed, and why. You will identify what drives your to disengage, as well as opportunities to re-engage safely and easily. By physically walking the Barrett Values Center model you will create deeper personal awareness of where you are, how you got there and what parts of you are inviting you to a new level of growth, leadership, and engagement.

3 Key Takeaways
  • Create awareness of how engaged you really are/aren't.
  • Identify underlying values that drive your triggers and dis-engagement.
  • Discover opportunities for greater leadership and engagement in all areas of your life.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Intus Personal & Group Transformation
Michael is the 11th of 12 children born into poverty to an abusive alcoholic father, living in junkyard. Losing his mother at age 7, he discovered powerful lessons about life, love and potential. On his long journey through myriad twists and turns, he became the president of a franchise... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 215

1:15pm EST

Funny Business: Using Improv to Improve Your Writing and Presentation Skills
We'll use the tenets of improv and apply them to the business world so you're able to more effectively (and more enjoyably?) interact with colleagues and do better and "funner" work.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • You will learn the basic tenets of improv and how to apply them to your real life.
  • You will actively engage in role playing that will positively impact your interactions.
  • You will have permission to try, the freedom to fail and the support to feel safe.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • You will leave with better understanding of how you can be more actively engaged in your day-to-day life.
  • You will be equipped with tools that will help you add levity to situations while still getting your point across.
  • You will feel more secure in yourself and your newfound presentation prowess.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • You will give snappy presentations or lead engaging meetings.
  • You will exude confidence and not take yourself so seriously.
  • You will develop better relationships with your team (at work or at home) and be able to better communicate your idea/story/pitch.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garry

Katie Garry

Creative Strategist and Brand Storyteller, kg creative, llc
Katie is the owner and CEO of KG Creative, llc, a bespoke Creative Marketing Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her copywriting and creative director experience spans industries but always tells a rich consumer story. She’s worked with the likes of small-town startups to Fortune 500s and... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 1:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 214

4:30pm EST

Networking Activity
Take some time to meet fellow conference attendees using connection cards and learn about the World Cafe conversational model.



Speakers
avatar for Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Intus Personal & Group Transformation
Michael is the 11th of 12 children born into poverty to an abusive alcoholic father, living in junkyard. Losing his mother at age 7, he discovered powerful lessons about life, love and potential. On his long journey through myriad twists and turns, he became the president of a franchise... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Room 209

5:15pm EST

Let's Get Engaged! (Conference Opening Session)
Who needs diamonds when there’s something even more precious, strong, and valuable? Mindful engagement. Research shows mindfulness is effective in alleviating stress, depression, addictions, chronic pain, and anxiety. It also helps us claim our innate creative potential, improves concentration, increases insights—and best of all—helps the nasty inner critic pipe down. More than ever, we need to practice presence now, and as a life skill for our future. Distraction and loneliness are so 2021! Opening night is our collective engage-ment party. Gathered with old and new friends, we’ll harness the power of engagement within ourselves and our creative community.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Schaeffer Wolfe

Rachel Schaeffer Wolfe

Story Alchemy® Creator
After 20 years of leading mind/body workshops to enhance emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth for thousands of participants, Rachel developed the Story Alchemy® process. She has taught Story Alchemy® programs around the country at large retreat centers such as Kripalu... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2022 5:15pm - 6:00pm EST
Room 209
 
Saturday, March 12
 

8:00am EST

Breakfast
Grab a quick bite as you get ready for the second day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference.

Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Brickman Cafe

8:00am EST

Registration Open
Saturday March 12, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Lobby

8:30am EST

Welcome
Welcome to the second day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference!

Saturday March 12, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am EST
Brickman Cafe

9:00am EST

Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
Foundations of Creative Problem Solving is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity methods, and be exposed to the FourSight framework, which can help you understand how you and your teammates approach challenges. Your team of experienced facilitators will use hands-on activities, real-world examples, and a variety of divergent and convergent thinking tools to give you the skills you need to advance your personal and professional goals. NOTE: If participating in Foundations of CPS, you must attend ALL of the Foundations of CPS workshops on Friday AND Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson is a change agent whose focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts while increasing productivity.  Duane has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations by bringing creativity, clarity, and structure to complex and challenging problems. He brings... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Room 218

9:00am EST

Cultivating a Curious Eye: Using Art to Shift Perspectives and Enhance Creativity
Creativity starts with observation. As we take in the world around us, we perceive both the challenges and opportunities for improvement as well as the sparks that may ignite our next big idea for meeting those challenges.

In order to take full advantage of the power of observation, we need to confront two important questions. First, how is our vision limited by our own experiences as well as our brains’ mental shortcuts? Then, what habits and skills can we adopt and hone that will allow us to disrupt this seemingly automatic process in order to literally and figuratively see more?

To do this, we will turn to art as a tool for innovating what we see. As noted critic Jonathan Fineberg suggests, “If you want strong abs you do a lot of sit-ups, but if you want to increase the agility of your brain to respond to the unexpected, art is a great form of exercise.” In this session, we’ll put his hypothesis to the test by exercising our brains through a series of hands-on activities, including an observation walk, group discussion, personal writing, and artifact making.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
· You will learn how our vision—literally the way we see the world—is limited.
· You will engage in hands-on activities designed to interrupt or disrupt our observation processes in order to see more qualitatively and quantitatively.
· You will evaluate how and why art specifically can be a game-changing creative thinking tool.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
· You will be challenged to rethink the way you conceive of the seemingly “normal” process of vision.
· You will take away some concrete tools for continuing to expand your ways of seeing the world.
· You will have taken the first steps in developing a new habit of looking and seeing.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
· You may develop a life-long habit of better observation to fuel your creativity.
· You may learn to appreciate and value the perspectives of others in a deeper way.
· You may learn to appreciate another facet of art beyond the aesthetic experience.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Macuare

Kim Macuare

Innovation Labs Co-Director / Director of Programming, The Dalí
From the time I was a kid, I knew the world of teaching and learning was the path for me. I would often forego afternoon cartoons to teach a group of neighborhood kids I had convinced—cough—coerced—into studying reading and spelling. Those early experiences sparked a love for... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Room 209

9:00am EST

Laughter Yoga: It's Not an Oxymron!
Would you like to laugh your way to health and well being? Then come to this session, have some fun and learn why laughing is good for your body, mind and soul. Laughter Yoga combines the best of two worlds: the benefits of Yogis breathing, and, exercising the easy way. Experience an increase in oxygen flow, lung capacity and the release of endorphins (the "feel good" body chemicals.) And then there is the strengthening of your immune system, reducing pain, and lowering stress - who doesn't want that? We will engage in a series of Laughter Yoga exercises, interspersed with information on where it originated, how it works, and why you should engage in it. No special clothing is required, however tight pants are highly discouraged. Warning: you will probably leave this session with an irresistible urge to grin, giggle and guffaw.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • Learn what Laughter Yoga is and how it originated.
  • Engage in a variety of Laughter Yoga exercises.
  • Obtain an understanding of what Laughter Yoga can benefit - and trigger.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Recognizing that a different response can be chosen when stress arises.
  • Realizing that aerobic exercise can be fun, creative and interactive.
  • Understanding the multiple benefits of laughter.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • How to incorporate Laughter Yoga into your workplace.
  • How to engage in Laughter Yoga when you are alone.
  • How to encourage others to laugh more often.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Paser-Paull

Renee Paser-Paull

President, Soaring Pathways
Renee is a professional facilitator, trainer and speaker, with a Master's Degree in Adult Learning. She has been attending CPSI continuously since 1999 and has been part of the YouthWise faculty since 2005 and has also led a number of general sessions. CPSI was instrumental in Renee’s... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Room 214

9:00am EST

Why Ask Why? Proven, practical ways to facilitate meaningful conversations
In this session, we will explore the super power of every 5-year-old, how to ask “why?” We will discuss the benefits of asking “why?”, the psychology of asking “why?”, and some practical and productive ways to ask “why?” As a bonus, we will have some hands-on experience with asking “why?" in a way that allows you to have an intelligent conversation with anyone!

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • How to cultivate a more meaningful connection with the people you interact with every day.
  • How to have a respectful conversation with difficult people or those whose values differ from your own.
  • How to facilitate more effective problem definition in one-on-one or small groups.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Truly understand another's world view (rather than argue against it).
  • Engender mutual respect among diverse members of a group.
  • Facilitate more productive (informal) problems solving.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • More effective one-one-one conversations with direct reports, managers, and co-workers.
  • More effective informal problem solving sessions with teams.
  • More respectful conversations with others who disagree with your world view.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Fisher

Wayne Fisher

President, Rockdale Innovation
Wayne Fisher founded Rockdale Innovation after spending 27 years as an R&D manager at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, Wayne created a series of popular innovation workshops for all phases of new product development. Popular offerings include Technical Problem Solving, Creative Problem... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Room 208

10:30am EST

Morning Break with Coffee
Grab a coffee and take some time to strecth your mind and body between workshops.

Saturday March 12, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am EST
Brickman Cafe

11:00am EST

Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
Foundations of Creative Problem Solving is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity m

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson is a change agent whose focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts while increasing productivity.  Duane has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations by bringing creativity, clarity, and structure to complex and challenging problems. He brings... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 218

11:00am EST

Cape-abilities to Unleash Your Innovation Super Powers
In this session, you’ll find strategies that you can use to shake up your thinking and unleash your innovation super powers. We'll define tools you need, gives you a summary of what that tool can do for you, some questions that stir your thinking, and an exercise to get you started using the tool. You can use all the tools in your toolkit or you can pick up any tool — play around, use it, and discover how it works for you. You’re my superhero!

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • New tools to get unstuck in thinking.
  • Exercises to practice those tools.
  • Ways to apply the tools against challenges.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Gives real applications to use with examples where they've been used before.
  • Allows them to work on real challenges they are facing with input from others.
  • Ways to ENGAGE new thinking.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • Tools that can be applied professionally.
  • Tools that can be applied personally.
  • Fun exercises that they can "borrow" to repurpose.

Speakers
avatar for Gert Garman

Gert Garman

The Head Broad, Broad Perspective, LLC
“Gert” Garman is the owner of Broad Perspective, LLC and she is the head broad.  Really, it’s a play on words since it is a female owned business but also the processes, tools and behaviors she uses help you look at your challenges from a bigger angle so you can come up with... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 208

11:00am EST

Creative Ways to Manage the Workplace
Conflict is something that many of us desperately want to avoid. But when we approach conflict with curiosity, compassion, and creativity, we can transform conflict into effective collaboration. Using improvisational tools and techniques, this workshop will help individuals, teams, and businesses redirect from destructive divergence and move towards creative convergence. In this workshop, we will tackle ways to assess and resolve conflict by increasing trust and communication. Participants will learn creative techniques for promoting shared solutions between teammates, departments, and partners.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • Understand how much information their body language conveys.
  • How to use their voice effectively when presenting.
  • How to read and respond to the room.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Make them more aware of themselves before presenting.
  • Will give them tools to best prep before presenting.
  • Will give communication tools that apply beyond the workplace.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • We will do presentation drills focusing on body and vocal techniques.
  • We will use improvisation exercises that will reinforce being in the moment.
  • We will discuss how the can apply their expertise.

Speakers
avatar for Will Luera

Will Luera

Director of Improvisation, Florida Studio Theatre
Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Artistic Director of Improv Asylum, Director of Big Bang Improv, and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston. He is the co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 214

11:00am EST

Roll for Initiative! Using games to engage creative potential
Learn about gamification, and the intersection between play and productivity. Through real-time play in games that have both competitive and cooperative styles, you and your fellow workshop attendees will interact, make decisions, and overcome obstacles in creative ways.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Founder, ChangeLead Solution Services, LLC
Ryan is a former active-duty Army officer, a current National Guard member, and works as a Senior Analyst for Sigmatech, Inc. at US Space Command in the Wargames and Exercise department. Ryan has worked with Joint Special Operations University’s Design Thinking and Innovation department... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Room 215

12:30pm EST

Lunch
Have a light lunch in between sessions and meet some new people or catch up with old friends.

Saturday March 12, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm EST
Brickman Cafe

1:15pm EST

Keynote Presentation: It's a Wonderful Life (When You Live on Purpose)
What do the most successful, relevant, talked about; fastest growing companies have in common? They have, lead and live "on purpose". After 25 years working with Fortune 500 companies, Cherri has discovered a powerful and simple process for articulating and aligning companies and brands around their purpose (Values, Beliefs, Reasons for Being “Born”). In this session Cherri will lead participants through a simple process of getting crystal clear on YOUR purpose by exploring personal values, strengths and passions. You are totally unique and have gifts that the world needs now. Living your life on purpose begins here. In the words of Margaret Mead, “An ideal culture is one that makes a place for every human gift.” Participants will walk out of this session with a very tangible way to start sharing theirs.

Speakers
avatar for Cherri Prince

Cherri Prince

EVP, Head of Growth, Seed Strategy Inc.
Cherri has spent almost 30 years in advertising, marketing and innovation using Creative Problem Solving! She has been credited with something called "the Cherri Prince hard no" which is a foolproof way to firmly but politely establish clear boundaries. Using Creative Problem Solving... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 1:15pm - 2:30pm EST
Auditorium

2:30pm EST

Creativity Jolt
Engage with your creative energy during this active, interesting jolt!

Saturday March 12, 2022 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Lobby

2:30pm EST

Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
Foundations of Creative Problem Solving is your fast track to a deliberate creativity process for solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. You’ll learn the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process, the research-based gold standard of creativity m

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
avatar for Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson

Duane Wilson is a change agent whose focus is designing and implementing cultural shifts while increasing productivity.  Duane has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations by bringing creativity, clarity, and structure to complex and challenging problems. He brings... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 2:30pm - 4:45pm EST
Room 218

3:15pm EST

Creativ-IT-y: How to Find IT
Inner Transformation, or IT, is the catalyst for creativITy. I often say, “Our greatest fear is not fear of failure, nor success, but self-discovery.” We often look to others for inspiration, and that is such an important factor in self-growth and success, but it’s also why inspiration fades and what we call being "creatively blocked."

I teach how to take what has inspired you, and then use it for self-discovery in order to create your own blueprint for success. This is the same IT that also turns the word inspiration into inspirITation—the ability to sustain creative passion for desired success: personal, professional, or both.

Guiding self-reflection exercises to identify possible limiting beliefs and energy as part of my talk, and sharing other techniques for emotional resiliency and discovery, empower the audience to design a blueprint that matches their unique energy, gifts, and purpose – unlocking creativity through emotional awareness and processing. Specifically, I have what I call my 5W's for Emotional Resilience for a self-awareness exercise as part of the workshop. Small groups or sharing opportunities follow if they feel led to share.

As a past college instructor, I blend teachable moments, facts and concepts with a chance to practice throughout; often guided by the audience themselves depending on their level of understanding. Questions engage the audience, inviting them to personally relate to concepts and stories to lay the foundation for the workshop.

What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop?
  • You will learn the true power of inspiration: why it often fades and how to overcome creative "blocks."
  • You will experience self-revelation and learn how to free yourself from emotional struggle.
  • You will learn how to work with fears and limiting beliefs to unlock creativity.

So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • Your perception will shift from judgement (self or external) to empowering discernment.
  • You will recognize the role fear or limiting beliefs play in creating your life and career.
  • Your view of the world will shift from things happening "to" you to happening "for" you.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  • You will improve relationship dynamics with self and others.
  • You will become more emotionally resilient.
  • You will open intuitive channels for creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Fullerton

Karen Fullerton

Inspiritational® Speaker, Karen Fullerton, Speaker
Karen Fullerton is a multi-entrepreneur, author, and speaker on energy and emotional awareness as the foundation for creativity, freedom, and success. She founded The Sergei Foundation nonprofit, now in its 13th year, and has more than 20 years in corporate marketing and education... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Room 214

3:15pm EST

Creativity is Not a Drag!
Being a drag queen requires more than a wig, a tube of lipstick and a criminal record. International chanteuse and light comedienne Varla Jean Merman and playwright Jacques Lamarre are coming to the Florida Creativity Conference and they need YOUR help to find the next drag superstar! In this interactive workshop, you'll unlock the creativity required to unleash your inner drag diva. No, it’s not a hair and makeup tutorial. You can watch that on YouTube! In this session, you will learn about how to create your drag persona, your drag name, a show-stopping act, and more! Feel free to dress the part or come as you are: either way, you are going to leave this sesh 100% more fierce, fabulous, and felonious.

Speakers
avatar for Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) has filled cabarets and concert halls across the world including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Theater, London’s Soho Theatre and LA’s Renberg Theatre. She has appeared on Broadway and in the international tour... Read More →
avatar for Jacques Lamarre

Jacques Lamarre

Jacques Lamarre is a Connecticut-based playwright who has co-written 17 shows, a feature film, and two enema commercials for drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. In addition, he has written such plays as I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (which played at Asolo Rep here in Sarasota), Raging... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Room 215

4:45pm EST

Saturday Closing with Varla Jean Merman!
Close out your day Varla Jean Merman's own brand of creative hilarity! Grab a snack and spend some time raising your endorphins with your fellow conference attendees before heading off to dinner on your own.

Speakers
avatar for Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) has filled cabarets and concert halls across the world including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Theater, London’s Soho Theatre and LA’s Renberg Theatre. She has appeared on Broadway and in the international tour... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2022 4:45pm - 6:00pm EST
Auditorium
 
Sunday, March 13
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Grab a quick bite as you get ready for the final day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference.

Sunday March 13, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Brickman Cafe

8:00am EDT

Registration Open
Sunday March 13, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Lobby

8:30am EDT

Welcome
Welcome to the final day of the 2022 Florida Creativity Conference!

Sunday March 13, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am EDT
Brickman Cafe

9:00am EDT

The "Yes" Side
“The YES Side” workshop is 60 mins of creating the perfect mix of sticky potential and refining your stickymessage so that you can become the Glue within your professional network. Participants in this workshopwill learn how to create, identify and stick to their words to activate their sticky potential and reveal theirofficial Glue. We know the tighter your Bond, the more “YES” opportunities you will receive within your businesses. Becoming a master of the art of networking will result in you finding yourself working
 
What:
What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of your workshop? 
  • You will learn how to identify your sticky words.
  • You will learn to mix up your unique networking formula.
  • You will experience an increase in your visibility and revenue.
 
So What:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees' perceptions, habits, waysof working, or view of the world?
  •  You will be able to identify the differences between networking, connection, and relationship buildingand know how to mix them up for success. 
  • You will have the tools to increase your referrals. 
  • You will learn how your words will impact the listening experience for your potential collaborator.

Now What:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?
  •  You will be able to activate your sticky words into your business messaging. 
  •  You will be able to apply your mix of values to any networking opportunity.
  •  You will be able to build an effective network that works for you and build new “YES” opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Tollisha Joseph

Tollisha Joseph

CEO, The Official Glue
Tollisha Joseph is the CEO of "The Official GLUE," a consultant agency driven by the heartbeat of human connection. Tollisha turned her frustrations with traditional networking practices into a successful business that teaches individuals the art of effective networking and how to... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Room 214

9:00am EDT

Wild In Sight
This will be an interactive session in which participants will look at pictures, take pictures, share and discuss pictures with each other. Participants will go on a photo journey with guided questions to engage deeply with the images. Insights will be shared in group discussions. Participants will take pictures and discuss ways to enhance creative insights. Participants will discover themes and patterns in their experience with photography and they will have the opportunity to expand their creativity by freely exploring and creating wild images.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

Nursing Lab Coordinator, SUNY Genesee Community College
Creativity Facilitator & Creator of Wild In Sight. Credentials include: Master of Science in Creativity & Change Leadership from SUNY Buffalo State College, Erickson Professional Coach Certification & PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.


Sunday March 13, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Room 218

10:00am EDT

Morning Break with Coffee
Grab a coffee and take some time to strecth your mind and body between workshops.

Sunday March 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Brickman Cafe

10:30am EDT

Improv Sunrise (Hawaii Time)
Take this opportunity to stretch your mind and body with a series of improv warm-ups and games. We will use movement, vocal exercise, and plenty of laughter to wake up your senses. 

Speakers
avatar for Izzy Gesell

Izzy Gesell

Organiztional Alchemist, IzzyG & Company
Izzy Gesell, MEd, CSP, is an “organizational alchemist” helping people navigate internal logjams to emerge more confident, spontaneous and effective. Through keynotes, breakouts, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Room 218

10:30am EDT

Unlocking Creativity Through Play
In this workshop, participants will learn about loose parts play, what it is, it's history, it's benefits, and how to use loose parts play effectively to unlock human potential and creativity. Hands on opportunities with loose parts will be provided including building and engineering challenges and the potential to JUST PLAY.

Speakers
avatar for Ashli Givens

Ashli Givens

Co-Founder and Vice President, Rooted in Play
Ashli Givens is a Playworker and Speech and Language Pathologist who, along with her partner, Maggie Fuller, founded the non-profit organization Rooted in Play. After spending two decades working with children to resolve their communication difficulties, she intimately knows about... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Room 214

11:45am EDT

After The Engagement Comes the Commitment; Mapping Your Vision (Conference Closing Session)
After days of amazing content we will be energized, excited, and will have every intention of instilling the learning, creating new habits and changing behavior. But how?

During this closing presentation, you’ll put your intentions into action, and move from engagement to commitment.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Finn

Victoria Finn

Innovation Catalyst Director, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Victoria Finn leads teams of creative problem solvers for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Her work is to inspire innovation, face creative challenges head on, and do the most amazing, magical work possible for Disney Marketing, and often, because she’s lucky, for other partners... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Auditorium
 
Friday, March 25
 

10:30am EDT

VIRTUAL Welcome
Join us to get warmed up and ready for our two days of virtual learning and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Missy Carvin

Missy Carvin

Creative Education Foundation
avatar for Jane Fischer

Jane Fischer

Creativity Training Consultant, Creative Education Foundation


Friday March 25, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom

11:00am EDT

VIRTUAL: Applied Fun For Adults
Come and play on purpose! This session is for team leaders and others who want to improve their interpersonal skills. 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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Slazak

Beth Slazak

Creative Problem Solving Institute Manager, Creative Education Foundation
Beth Slazak holds a bachelor's from the University of Buffalo in history with a minor in dance, a social studies certification in education from Buffalo State, a Masters of Science in Creative Studies from SUNY-Buffalo State, is finishing up her MBA at D'Youville College, and has... Read More →
avatar for Missy Carvin

Missy Carvin

Creative Education Foundation


Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Zoom

1:30pm EDT

VIRTUAL: Closing Your Vision Gap
When you understand the story that's been holding you back, you are finally free to move forward.

Most of us have a dream inside that's calling to us and we let days, months and even years go by without doing anything about it. You know what you want, you don't know how you're going to get it. This often leads to resentment, frustration, stress, depression and anxiety. This is your dream gap, the space between where you are stuck in you current situation and at a loss for how to move forward towareds your desired results we desire.

In this workshop you will learn how to identify old patterns that may be sabotaging your best efforts, determine the skills and habits necessary to propel you forward and discover how to create a strategic map towards your desired goals.

Throughout the workshop participatnts will learn how to leverage past setbacks and turn them into a their transformative super power. The SHIFT Factor methodologies are comprised of five pillars to help align your inner and outer worlds. The principles can be applied to different aspects of your life with measurable results. Participants will gain insights into what has been holding them back and how to created intentional shifts to establish sustainable success habits and routines.

Are you ready to SHIFT your story?

  • You will identify past stories blocking you from achieving desired results.
  • You will brainstorm and apply insights to help you close your dream gap.
  • You will discover how to transform your struggles and setbacks into a powerful origin story.


What 3 things might your participants learn or experience as a result of this workshop? 
  • You will identify habits that inhibit your creative process.
  • You will develop skills to help you ideate with clarity and achieve results faster.
  • You will discover how to use solutionary and visionary ideation to strategize creative outcomes.
So What: What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?
  • You will break through old, sabotaging patterns, habits and creative blocks.
  • You will emerge with a focused ideation process to increase productivity.
  • You will understand how your role as a visionary or solutionary benefits the world around you.
Now What: What are 3 ways you might apply what you learn in your workshop?
  • You will be able to swiftly identify the gaps and obstacles holding you back and how to overcome them.
  • You will be able to create a road map guiding your creative vision with detailed clarity.
  • You will create a sustainable source of creative inspiration.


Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Olliver-Edmonds

Eleanor Olliver-Edmonds

Writer, Coach, Speaker, Eleanor Oliver Coaching
Elle (Eleanor) Oliver-Edmonds is a writer, speaker and certified virtual coach.  With over 20 years in the advertising and marketing industry, as a creative strategist Elle has crafted award-winning product packaging communications and targeted product names for top tier household... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
Saturday, March 26
 

11:00am EDT

VIRTUAL: Warning: Graphic Content. Creative Supervision Advised
Creativity is often broken down into two categories: artistic expression and logistical  brainstorming. To separate thinking into these two halves and leave it that way hinders  the true potential of your ideas. There is just as much art in a business plan as there is  logic in an abstract painting. In this session you will step out of your comfort zone and  express the meaning behind WHY we here all put so much value on creativity. Through  the use of design techniques, you will learn how to take the ideas you have and communicate them visually to supplement the Creative Problem Solving Process.

3 Key Takeaways:
  • Embrace the messy
  • Use your subconscious to think
  •  Celebrate the emotion of your ideas

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Lynch

Nicholas Lynch

Architectural Designer, GTM Architects
Nick Lynch LEED GA is an architect based out of Washington, DC and a graduate of Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning, integrating  the fundamental principals of sustainability, clarity, and high quality design into all of his projects.Since 2010, he has been... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Zoom

1:30pm EDT

VIRTUAL: Return on Risk/Return to Ritual
Our environments have been disrupted with an increase in risks and a decrease in rewards. What if. . .our return on risk were maximized by a return to ritual? What if. . . a return to ritual transformed any risk into rich rewards and opportunities? Learners, educators, facilitators, and administrators seeking to navigate ambiguity and increase positive opportunities, this workshop introduces the 3D-Briefing framework as a ritualized learning process that minimizes risk and maximizes rewards. Utilizing entrepreneurial principles, the 3D-Briefing ritual framework, you will discover how to leap toward ritualized learning in a way that makes any challenge worth the risk. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Christine Boyko-Head

Dr. Christine Boyko-Head

Ontario, Canada, Mohawk College
Christine Boyko-Head is an interdisciplinary educator, writer and advocate for arts-integration and creativity in higher education. While getting her doctorate at McMaster University in English Literature, she used her driver-thinking preference to co-found Parnassus Theatre, a company... Read More →
avatar for Carine Chisu

Carine Chisu

Educational Innovation Advisor
Carine Chisu is an Educational Innovation Advisor based in Brussels, Belgium, and has a MS in Studies in Creativity. She is an experienced creativity facilitator, certified in Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking and FourSight Thinking Preferences. She has a Driver preference... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zoom
 
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