Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity


Cynthia Burnett

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This Master’s project presents a prototype for an iPad Application introducing adult mentors and adult mentees to creative thinking tools and exercises that can be used to help support and build their mentoring relationship. The project also includes various planning, research and documentation supporting the product’s need that will help create and launch the final product. The objective is to promote and revive a 2,000-year-old tradition with a 21st century tool.

The tools and exercises suggested in the application are meant to encourage mentors and mentees to experience creative thinking and use aspects of creative problem solving processes. This creative product is intended to help adults involved in mentoring relationships develop potential and interpersonal skills, build creative work climates, and adapt to change, ultimately resulting in change leadership and organizational sustainability.