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Liz Monroe-Cook, Ph.D.

Monroe-Cook & Associates
Oak Park, IL United States
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 trained moderators at the RIVA Training Institute, and was a frequent presenter and board member at the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA). Liz has led projects with varied clients including the US Government, corporations, non-profits, professional associations, and institutions of higher learning. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, group idea generation, leadership development, team development, analysis and planning work, and retreats. Her expertise includes an array of deliberate creativity approaches, Polarity Thinking, communication and relationship skills, emotional intelligence, and group facilitation. Liz has led many workshops at CPSI, MindCamp Canada, MindCamp Chile, Florida Creativity Weekend, and the Creativity European Association (CREA). In 2008, Liz received the CEF Distinguished Leader Award, and in 2014 the CEF Leadership Service & Commitment Award. She was a Fire and Police Commissioner for six years in the Village of Oak Park, Illinois and served more than four years on the board of directors for a transitional living and development program for youth 16 to 19 in Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities, a master’s degree in counseling, and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Michigan State University.