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Monday, June 27 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm
CPS Level 3: Creative Problem Solving Facilitation Techniques (Afternoon Session Day1/3)

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Facilitation skills are central to the effective use of CPS, whether in formal meetings or informal brainstorming sessions. This course is designed for those who already know the CPS process in theory and are ready to put it into action as a facilitator.

This course uses peer-group practices to prepare participants for working with actual clients. Characteristics of successful facilitation will be identified and practiced, and you will develop an awareness of your own strengths and areas for development.

Creative Problem Solving Facilitation Techniques is the third of four skills-building courses in Creative Problem Solving. After completing all four CPS courses, you will deepen your ability to facilitate and train others in the CPS process, while also becoming eligible to be considered to lead CPS programs at future CPSIs!

In this course, you will:
  • Review and start to internalize the CPS process through the lens of the facilitator.
  • Experience CPS from several points of view – as a facilitator, as the problem-owner, and as part of the resource group.
  • Understand how to facilitate each step of the CPS process.
  • Receive general facilitation tips that enhance any meeting.
  • Receive individual and group feedback on facilitation skills.
  • Explore and develop your facilitation style.

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Thom Gonyeau

Co-owner, Mountain View Group, LTD.
Thom Gonyeau is a co-owner of Mountain View Group, a creative communications agency, and media production company, where he has worked for more than 35 years.Thom began his career as a producer and has held many positions at Mountain View from business development to Chief Operating... Read More →
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Kristen Peterson

Adjunct Professor, Creativity & Change Leadership, SUNY Buffalo State University
Kristen Peterson is a master facilitator, trainer and organizational development consultant who specializes in the people skills organizations need to create growth through innovation. She brings a big dose of passion, energy, and infectious can-do mentality to her work as an Innovation... Read More →

Monday June 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Glynn 306