Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Cyndi Burnett
The objective of this Project was to design and deliver a 2.5 day workshop for Human Resources leaders in a large corporation. The workshop objective was to give these leaders tools and a creative experience as they develop an action plan to “Ignite Innovation” in their organization, thereby fulfilling the Human Resource team’s vision. Unfortunately, during the workshop, the organization announced that it was being sold by the present ownership and purchased by a larger organization. This big news disrupted the workshop and its participants, and the objective became, how to facilitate change when the future had just become uncertain for the participants and for the facilitator? By the end of the workshop, the original objective was achieved, and the facilitator was able to model creativity in action. This workshop has become an example of personal and organizational creativity in action, and therefore it might be a model and an encouragement to budding CPS facilitators.
Marks, Philip E., "Facilitating Creative Problem Solving When Big News Interrupts" (2018). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 287.