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Wednesday, June 29 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Polarity Thinking: Ignite Creativity through Paradox (Morning Session Day 3/3)

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What if issues exist that are inherently “unsolvable,” regardless of our best attempts to solve them? Polarity thinking asserts that paradoxical issues not only exist but also present exciting opportunities for creativity, sustainable solutions, and being more effective in complex situations. Polarity thinking is a proven way to use the energy of a universal phenomenon in human experience. You’ll learn to distinguish between either-or problem solving and both-and thinking. You’ll explore how to leverage dynamic tensions such as head and heart, analysis and action, team and individual, and – of course – diverge and converge. Through discussion, activities, and Polarity Mapping, you’ll identify interdependent factors that are constants and indestructible, and learn a deliberate process to manage them. You’ll find that polarity thinking has a wide range of applications, e.g., organizational planning, coaching, customer insights, conflict management, team performance, and individual development. You’ll be able to apply your insights to personal and professional situations as you choose.

Key Takeaways:
  • Expand your thinking through awareness of the phenomenon of interdependent pairs – polarities.
  • Learn how to maximize your use of polarities over time.
  •  Gain insights about how to recognize and use the polarities of creative thinking.

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Clare Dus

Senior Vice President of Managed Services, Sensory Spectrum
As vice president of managed services at Sensory Spectrum, Clare Dus leads the teams that design and execute technical approaches to consumer product evaluation. With more than 30 years of experience consulting to the consumer products industry, she has tasted, smelled, felt and looked... Read More →
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Liz Monroe-Cook, Ph.D.

Owner, Monroe-Cook & Associates
CEF board past chair Liz Monroe-Cook has been attending and leading at CPSI since 1991. She is a consulting psychologist who began her work as a clinician, but transferred to organizational applications through a qualitative research position at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. She... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Bisgrove/AC 229