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Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Sue Keller-Mathers

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Dr. Sue Keller-Mathers


Organizational teams have experienced unprecedented change since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic—such as frequent changes in leadership, increased turnover, and shifting to full-time remote work—which have impacted their ability to form lasting creative connections. This project addresses the challenge of the above changes by introducing a creativity-boosting program called The Spark, designed to help organizational teams remain inspired, connected, and energized throughout times of change. Following an overview of the rationale for this project and a review of the pertinent literature, the process plan is provided in detail. The project resulted in a program structure based on the Torrance Incubation Model (TIM), a flexible workshop design, and valuable feedback on the program. Key learnings include a deeper understanding of group creativity and diversity, applied learning from Creativity and Change Leadership, a comparison of creative thinking assessments such as FourSight and Kirton Adaptation-Innovation Inventory (KAI), foundations of instructional design, and challenges encountered along the way.