Creativity/Innovation

Creativity is not just for inventors and artists.  It is a survival skill in a rapidly changing world.  Complacency is a luxury we can no longer afford.  Audiences explore how to get into creative shape; how to warm up before a creative task; and how to incorporate some specific techniques for creative problem solving.

As Creativity Expert for many years on KIRO radio and TV, Dorothy Wilhelm’s humorous features appeared weekly. (KIRO is the CBS affiliate in Seattle and the largest news/information station in the Northwest.)
One example of her own creativity is her calling herself a porcupine trainer. That's her term for the sticky situations and prickly people we all have to face on a daily basis. She believes we all handle porcupines every day, whether we want to or not and wrote about it in her book The Right Way to Handle Porcupines.

Marilyn Schoeman Dow, another local resource, is past-president of the American Creativity Association. She has developed specific tools and techniques to inspire creativity such as Green Light Thinking and BOFF-O! (Brain On Fast Forward) problem solving card deck/tool.
Marilyn says: People who experience Green Light turn lemons into lemon meringue pie!

Check out these Northwest gems along with the many other innovative presenters listed here.