Date of Award

12-2014

Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.

Department

International Center for Studies in Creativity

Advisor

J. Michael Fox

Department Home page

http://creativity.buffalostate.edu/

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to help Creative Problem Solving (CPS) trainers and facilitators to improve the efficacy when working with Hispanic groups and individuals, either in a personal or in organizational environments. This project will guide the facilitators to use a more appropriate tools that will allow the resource group to feel more comfortable during the idea generation, creating an environment more according to the believes and behavioral habits; and the client to feel more confident to converge and make decisions accordingly to the initial goals. When training people in CPS, the project will align the methodology and material presented with the expectations of the public, taking into account their roots, culture and way of perceive the world. In order to accomplish this, the differences between the Anglo and Hispanic cultures must be understand, compare and contrast, to be able then to extrapolate them into the CPS tools and either modify some of the existent, or to design some new ones.