Immersion Track

In addition to the Creative Problem Solving Track, the Immersion Track offers deep-dives into creativity and innovation content, taught by senior practitioners.

When you register for CPSI, you will choose ONE in-depth Main Track program to participate in from Thursday, June 18, to Saturday, June 20. Creativity Immersion courses are one of those choices for the Main Track programs, along with the Creative Problem Solving Track and the Exploration Track. Immersions are separate from CPSI’s core Creative Problem Solving Program curriculum, which is a four-course skills-building program around facilitating and teaching Creative Problem Solving. In contrast, the Immersion program offers new and different topics each year.

MT12: Leveraging the Tensions of Creative Vision

Elizabeth Monroe-Cook, Clare Dus

When it comes to vision, creativity and innovation, we encounter many tensions or paradoxes such as diverge and converge, breadth and depth, imagination and data, Individual thinking and group thinking, risk and stability. While it is natural to want to avoid tension, we know tension is beneficial if we know how to make the most of these paradoxes or interdependent factors in our process. In this workshop we’ll introduce Polarity Thinking, a proven method for increasing awareness and utility of healthy tensions. We’ll apply this form of thinking to common situations and dilemmas found in creative processes.

Through discussion, activities and the graphic tool of Polarity Mapping, you’ll identify interdependent factors that are constants and indestructible, and learn a deliberate process to manage them.

MT13: The Power of Humor in Leadership

Massimo Agostinelli

This course is for everyone. It’s a deeply emotional experience, in which participants will explore and set free their sense of humor through lovingly guided exercises belonging to a unique methodology that takes from bouffon and physical theatre — the same methodology used to teach at Cirque du Soleil. By embodying different bouffon characters, participants will be challenged to go beyond their previously imagined limits, and, in non-stop laughter and pleasure, discover their own power to create, listen, express and connect: all crucial values in effective leadership and self leadership.