AEE Webinar - Creative Problem Solving: How to Innovate on Demand

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Amy Climer
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Creative Problem Solving: How to Innovate on Demand

Amy Climer has a passion for guiding organizations to build cultures of creativity and success. Since 1995, Amy has been teaching, facilitating and leading groups with a focus on experiential methods. She has worked with hundreds of groups teaching leadership, creativity, team development, and facilitation skills. She has been trained to lead the Creative Problem Solving process and coaches teams to be more innovative. She has worked with outdoor programs at Fort Lewis College, University of New Hampshire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as Outward Bound, and nearly a dozen ropes courses around the U.S. She is also the host of a free weekly podcast called The Deliberate Creative, which explores how to lead innovation in teams and can be found on iTunes.

Amy holds a master’s degree in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership & Change at Antioch University. Through her dissertation research she is developing a creative synergy scale for teams. You can learn more about Amy at

Workshop Description:

Innovation is an integral part of experiential education. Kurt Hahn, Karl Rohnke, and other early contributors to the field created new approaches to education that went against the norms and looked at things differently. Their ability to innovate pushed education further and has had a tremendous impact on youth and adults around the world. In order to continue this trajectory of innovation in our field it is valuable to understand how creativity works.

In this webinar, you’ll learn and practice the Creative Problem Solving process, a research-based strategy that has been used in organizations around the world to solve complex problems. People have used the Creative Problem Solving process to invent new programs, products, and processes that have generated millions of dollars and changed many lives. During the webinar, we will focus on a real challenge from one participant’s organization and generate dozens of new ideas. More importantly, you will learn the tools and techniques to repeat the process with your team to bring out their creativity. Move past idly waiting for inspiration to strike and learn to get creative when you need it.