Links to Creativity Sites

The is a growing collection of CREATIVITY WEBSITES begun on my original website as QUANTUM LEAPS.

Robert Alan Black’s Cre8ng

My MISSION daily is to S.P.R.E.A.D. creative thinking and C,r,E,8,N,G! throughout the workplaces of the world. The following provide links to websites, blogs, newsletter, articles and hundreds of creative thinking exercises to strengthen and expand your creative thinking skills.

Website page with around 200 links about CREATIVITY, CREATIVE THINKING, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING.

http://www.cre8ng.com/newlinks.htm

NEWEST LINK  ADDED! Added April 8, 2014

Matthew Crowder   –  IdeaStormz

http://www.distancelearningschools.org/

What is a Distance Learning School?

Colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs are also known as distance learning schools. A distance learning degree is any degree for which students are not required to be present or on campus for some or all of their courses. Course materials are sent to the students primarily over the internet but may also be sent through the mail or even in video format. Though students are not required to attend classes in person, the coursework is just as demanding as a traditional class.

Discussion Groups/Blogs/Newsletters

The following is a list I will continue to add to in order to share many resources you can find on the WWW.

LINKEDIN group  Creativity Champions (over 2500 members so far)

Visit LinkedIn and search for creativity and innovation groups.  Choose a couple and follow them.

INNOVATION EXCELLENCE…a blog

INNOVATION REALLY MATTERS…a source of many articles about Innovation

Creative Thinkering column in Psychology Today by Michael Michalko, author of  ThinkerToys, Cracking Creativity and Creative Thinkering.

Thinkergy a website by Detlef Ries in Bangkok, Thailand (Swiss born resident of Thailand and business professor.

innovation tools excellent newsletter

MIND TOOLS an extensive website focused on TOOLS for the workplace, includes many creative thinking tools.

 

 

http://thecreative-edge.blogspot.com/

Take a look at Wayne Morris’ new book: THE CREATIVE EDGE

http://www.publishme.co.nz/shop/thecreativeedgeworkshop-p-587.html

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To learn about creativity and innovation conferences and institutes around the globe go to…

IFCO – International Forum of Creativity Organizations

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Here is a sample of international conferences around the globe.

ACRE – African Creativity Conference (2010 is the 16th)

Held at the beautiful Klein Kariba spa to sellout crowds each year, making it the largest single creativity conference in the world.  Begun by Dr. Kobus Neethling. Presenters come from around the world each year to present at both ACRE and the Creativity in Education Conference outside of Bela Bela, north of Pretoria, South Africa.

Florida Creativity Weekend

Dedicated to sharing the Creative Problem Solving process with people of all ages and gratefully showcasing international and local talent in the creativity field in the quest of helping individuals, groups, businesses, and society to make better decisions.

CREA-Italy

9th CREA-Italy will be held in Sestri Levante, south of Milano in the Spring of 2011.

ACE – Atlanta Creativity Exchange

The Atlanta Creativity Exchange exposes you to a wide range of perspectives on the research and practice of deliberate creativity. You will learn how to build value through innovation in your business or your school. And on top of our scheduled programs, there are evening discussions, dialog sessions, music, dancing, and just plain fun.

Creative Education Foundation (CEF)

A non-profit foundation aimed at enhancing creativity and change in individuals and organizations. CEF also publishes the Journal of Creative Behavior and hosts the Creative Problem Solving Institute.

Creative Problem Solving Institute

2010 CPSI was the 56th.  CPSI was founded by Alex Osborn, creator of “Brainstorming” and co-creator of the Osborn-Parnes Creative Solving Process with Dr. Sidney J. Parnes.  It brings presenters and participants from several states and countries.

Mindcamp

Mindcamp is a four-day micro-university for personal, professional, and organizational creativity — a feast of 90-minute concurrent sessions presented by the best creativity leaders in North America and world-wide.Mindcamp exposes more than 100 creative people to a wide range of perspectives on the research and practice of deliberate creativity. And on top of our scheduled programs, there are evening salons, dialog sessions, music, dancing, campfires, and just plain fun.

THE NEXT IDEA

creativityinstitute@juno.com

THE CREATIVITY INSTITUTE

The Creativity Institute sponsors The Next Idea Creativity Conferences three times a year. Please see section on Creativity Events Calendar for more information about the Next Idea Conferences and other Creativity Events.

Future Problem Solving Problem (founded by Dr. E. Paul & Pansy Torrance in 1970s)

The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) engages students in creative problem solving. Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. FPSPI features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving. the Future Problem Solving Program International involves over 250,000 students annually from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the United States.

Odyssey of the Mind

is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Kids apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

Destination Imagination

Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation, our core program, is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together, and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills – they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving. To read more about Destination ImagiNation

Imagine It! Project


InnovationTools

A comprehensive site designed to provide busy entrepreneurs with a focused collection of the best resources on innovation, creativity, and brainstorming.

Creativity for Life

Provides Personal, Workplace and Toolbox creativity articles . Links to other creativity websites and a new Newsletters and Quotes

JPB Creative

Baumgartner, the founder of this website. You can subscribe to “Report 103”, an electronic journal of creativity, imagination, ideas and innovation in business. Delivered to your e-mail box on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Total Creativity in Business & Industry

Business creativity resources by Edward de Bono. Contains book extracts, details of courses, recommended reading, techniques and tips to develop creativity in the business environment.

Creativity and Innovation Day (CID)

Registration and information on Creativity and Innovation Day (Canada).

The Creative Problem Solving Group-Buffalo (CPSB)

Offers consulting services for developing creativity and creative problem solving skills in organizations. Located in Buffalo, NY.

InnovationTRIZ

Offers consulting on problem-solving and innovation using TRIZ and other creativity tools, and assessing the innovation climate within an organization. Newsletters, overview of events, papers, and presentations.

Richard Florida’s Creative Class website
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A GROSS OF MORE CREATIVITY LINKS (in process)

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3M

http://www.3m.com/

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7th Dimension Thinking

www.7thdimensionthinking.com

3Advanced Ideation Technology

www.rust.net/~fluxus/creativity

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Advanced Practical Thinking Training Inc(APTT)

http://www.aptt.com/

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Alden B. Dow Creativity Center and creative Education Foundation?(Northwood University)

www.northwood.edu/abd

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American Chamber of Commerce Executives(ACCE)–

ACCE’s Center for Creative Leadership

http://www.acce.org/

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American Creativity Association (ACA)

www.amcreativityassoc.org/

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American Institute for Creative Education (Connecticut State Department of Education)

http://www.mint.net/aice/About_AICE

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Basadur Simplex : Center for Research in Applied Creativity

http://www.basadursimplex.com/

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Blair Miller and Associates-

http://www.blairmiller.com

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Business Solutions – The Positive Way-

http://www.positive-way.com/business/

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California Creativity Association?

http://www.californiacreativity.org

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IFCO – International Forum of Creativity Organizations

http://www.ifoco.org

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Center for Creative Learning

http://www.creativelearning.com/index.htm

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Center for Creativity Inqurity

http://www.creativeinquiry.org

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Center for Creativity Leadership

http://www.ccl.org/

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Center for Excellence in Education

http://www.cee.org/home/index.shtml

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Center for Innovation in Product Development

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://web.mit.edu/cipd/

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Center for Research on Creativity and Innovation (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

http://www.uccs.edu/~creative/

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Center for Studies in creativity (Buffalo State Colledge)

http://www.buffalostate.edu/creativity/

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Centre for Research in Applied Creativity

http://www.basadursimplex.com

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Children’s Television Resource and Education Center

http://www.c-trec.org

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College Art Association

http://www.collegeart.org/

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College of Creative Studies (CCS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu/index.html

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College of Education at the University of Massachusetts

http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~cct/

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College of engineering School of Wesconsin-Madison The Schoofs Prize for Creativity(Innovation day)

http://studentservices.engr.wisc.edu/innovation/index.html

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Connecticut Adventures in Creativity (CTAIC)

http://ctaic.org/

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Connecticut Commission on the Arts

http://www.ctarts.org/

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Council of Chief State School Officers

www.ccsso.org/

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Council on Research and Creativity(CRC)–Florida state university

http://research.magnet.fsu.edu/crc/crc.html

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Cre8ng People, Places & Possibilities

www.cre8ng.com

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Creative Aerobics

http://www.nutscape.com/creativity/html/indexx.htm

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Creative Edge Associates

home.rochester.rr.com/creativeedge

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Creative Education Foundation(CEF) creative Problem Solving Institute(CPSI)

http://www.cef-cpsi.org

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Creative Logic, Inc.

www.creativelogicinc.com/

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Creative Platform

http://www.themastery.com/

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Creative Problem Solving Group–Buffalo (CPS-B)

http://www.cpsb.com/index.html

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Creative Realities

http://www.creativerealities.com

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Creative Teaching Associates

http://www.mastercta.com

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Creativity Links

http://www.creativitylinks.net/contactus.html

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Delaware Center for Teacher Education (Innovation Award Program)

http://www.udel.edu/EmployeeTraining/innovation.html

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Design Management Institute

http://www.designmgt.org

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Design Management Institute (DMI)

http://www.designmgt.org/dmi/html/index.htm

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DISCOVERY.COM

http://www.discovery.com/

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Disney Learning Partnership(American Teacher Award)

http://disney.go.com/disneylearning/

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Dr Edward d e Bono’s Lateral Thinking Training & Software

http://www.sixhats.com/

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Duke University –The Fuqua School of Business

http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/

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Earth Celebrations

www.earthcelebrations.com

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Facilitation Plus

www.facplus.com

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Future Problem Solving of Virginia

http://www.vafps.org

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Gateways

http://www.GatewaysToCreativity.com

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Harvard Business School

http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/innovations/

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Harvard Project Zero(Harvard Graduate School of Education )

http://pzweb.harvard.edu/

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Herrmann International–Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrumant(HBDI)

http://www.hbdi.com/

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Idea Catalysts, Inc.

http://idea-catalyst.com/

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IDEO

http://www.ideo.com/ideo.htm

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Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development

www.theinnovationcenter.org

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Institute for Creative Education

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EPTW/eptw10/eptw10r.html

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Institute for Government Innovation

http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/innovations/intro.htm

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Institute for Innovation and Creativity

http://www.stthomas.edu/mgmtctr/innovation_creativity.htm

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Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~iir/
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International Child Art Foundation(ICAF

http://www.icaf.org/

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Invention Machine Corporation

http://www.invention-machine.com/

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INVENTORS’ DIGEST

http://www.inventorsdigest.com/

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

http://www.si.edu/lemelson/lemelson/index.html

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

http://www.macfound.org/

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Kids and Chemistry (Washington, DC)

www.nationalacademies.org

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League for Innovation in the Community College

www.league.org

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Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

http://www.si.edu/lemelson/

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Literature and creative writing

http://creativewriting.britishcouncil.org/

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Material ConneXion

http://www.materialconnexion.com/PB1.asp

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Mega Innovative Mind International Inst.

non yet

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Michigan Creativity Association

http://www.micreativity.org/

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Microsoft giving program

http://www.microsoft.com/giving/

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Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education

http://www.allarts4allkids.org/

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MIT–The Lemelson-MIT Programs Invention Dimension

http://web.mit.edu/invent/

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National Center for Creativity, Inc. (NCCI)

http://www.creativesparks.org/

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national Center for Research on Teacher Learning(NCRTL)

http://ncrtl.msu.edu/

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National Humanities Institute

http://www.nhinet.org/

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National Inventive Thinking Association

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New Hampshire Odyssey of Mind(NHOM)

http://www.nhom.org

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New Horizons for Learning

http://www.newhorizons.org

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Odyssey of the Mind

http://www.creative-competitions.com.

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Phlosophy In Business(PIB)

http://www.pib.net/creativity.htm

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Rainbows Within Reach

http://www.rainbowswithinreach.com

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Richard Saunder’s International (Eureka! Mansion)

http://www.eurekaranch.com

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Robinson Center for Young Scholars(University of Washington)

http://depts.washington.edu/cscy

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Rockefeller Foundation

http://www.rockfound.org/

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Samovar Consulting

http://www.samovarconsulting.com/

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Smithtown Central School District (N.Y)

http://www.smithtown.k12.ny.us/

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Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning

http://scil.stanford.edu/index.html

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Stanford University Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing (AIM)-

http://www-aim.stanford.edu/

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Synectics, Inc.

non yet

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Syracuse University’s Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution

http://www.suce.syr.edu/HSC/creative.html

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TC Innovations

http://www.tcinnovations.net/home.html

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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

http://www.ascd.org/

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The Center for Creativity, Inc.

http://www.center4creativity.com/

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the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins

http://www.jhu.edu/~gifted/

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The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning

Florida Community College at Jacksonville

http://www.teachlearncenter.org/

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The Centerfor Craft Creativity and Design

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org

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The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

http://www1.oecd.org/cer/obj2/index.htm

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The Co-Creativity Institute

http://cocreativity.com/

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The Co-Creativity Institute

http://cocreativity.com/

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The College of Letters & Science,University of Califonia,Berkely

http://ls.berkeley.edu/

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The Communication Technology Laboratory at Michigan State University

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/welcome.html

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THE CREATIVE TEACHING SITE

http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/

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The Creative Teaching Web Site

http://www.creativeteachingsite.com

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The Creative Thinking Association of America (CTA)

http://www.Creativethinkingassoc.com

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The Creativity Association for Women(TCAW )

http://www.cowboy.net/~mcgoff/tcawv11.htm

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The Creativity Institute–NY

http://cocreativity.com/

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The Creativity Web

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~caveman/Creative

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The Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) program at the University of Massachusetts Boston

http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~cct/

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The Hillsborough Education Foundation, Florida

http://www.educationfoundation.com/default.cfm

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The Innovative Thinking Network

Not yet

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The International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at Buffalo State Colledge

http://www.buffalostate.edu/centers/creativity/

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The Jefferson Smutfit Center for Entrepreneurial Studies(SLU)

http://nace.slu.edu/html/apply.html

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

http://www.macfound.org/about_us/index.htm

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The Lemelson Center for Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

http://www.unr.edu/engr/ee/places/lemelson/index.html

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The Lemelson Foundatio

http://www.lemelson.org/about

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The Leo V. Ryan Center for Creativity and Innovation

http://condor.depaul.edu/~lgundry/rcci/

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The McNellis Company

http://www.mcnellisco.com

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The National Center for Teaching Thinking

http://www.nctt.net/

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The National Center for Teaching Thinking

http://www.nctt.net/

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The National Collegiate Inventor, And Innovators Alliance(NCIIA)

http://nciia.org/who

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The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

http://www.nciia.org

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The National Inventors Hall of Fame?

http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

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The Other Side of Creativity

http://www.oscweb.com

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The Teaching & Creativity Center

http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/tcc/

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The Texas Mentor School Network(TMSN)

http://www.esc13.tenet.edu/depts/state/TMSN/menthp.html

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The Thinking Center for Creativity and Problem Solving

http://www.hartfordthinkingcenter.com/faculty.html

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The Thompson Education Foundation (TEF)

http://www.thompson.k12.co.us/tef/

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The WASHITO Group/NSA

Not yet

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The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC)

http://academics.uww.edu/BUSINESS/innovate/index.htm

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Thomas Pitre Associates

pitreassociates.com

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Torrance Center for Creativity Studies– Department of education Psychology The university of Georgia

http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/

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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards

http://www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision

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University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies–

http://www.continuallyuoft.utoronto.ca/creative/

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University of kentucky

http://www.uky.edu/UGS/awardsnew.html

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Winston J. Brill

http://www.winstonbrill.com

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Wisconsin Creative Problem Soving Programs Website

http://www.uwsp.edu/education/creative/

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World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

http://www.worldgifted.org/

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Wright Results

http://www.wrightresults.com

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more global links focused on creativity and creative thinking…

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Alan’s Creative Thinking Hot Links!

This site is being reworked. Visit again for direct links.

Welcome to my Creative Thinking Hot Links! (scan down to 100+ links, a growing list)

http://www.cre8ng.com

sample Creative Leaps….

Bill Jarrard & Jennifer Goddard’s excellent website.

www.mindwerx.com.au

Michael Michalko, Thinkertoys and Cracking Creativity author added to this list. February 2007 (link)

these excellent products have been around for awhile. …..I strongly recommend all 3.

100+ Links to

Great Creativity Websites

The following are general category links within this page.

Inside each are many other links to other websites around the globe on creativity and creative thinking.

“Hot LEAPS” CATEGORIES to Explore

CREATIVITY PRODUCTS (tools & techniques)

CREATIVITY ORGANIZATIONS

CREATIVITY CONSULTANTS

CREATIVITY AUTHORS

CREATIVITY GENERAL INFO SITES

CREATIVITY QUOTATIONS

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY SITES TO VISIT

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Global Creativity Associations

& Conferences/Events Resources

Creativity Assns from Around the Globe

(website images & URLs – PPT 10.1 MB file)

Creativity Assns from Around the Globe

(growing list of website URLs)

International Creativity Associations website links

(on American Creativity Association website)

International Forum of Creativity Organizations

(IFOCO http://www.ifoco.org)

a steadily expanding virtual network of

creativity associations from all six continents around the globe.

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Links added in the previous few months….

ZING!….great new book about creative thinking

http://www.zingzone.com

Creative Skills Training Center

http://www.cstc-apa.com/

Group formed in March 2006. Rapidly growing in international membership. Visit the website and learn more about this great new global organization of professionals from the arts, business, government, education.

Creativity Website Link—must to visit

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http://www.creativity-portal.com/

Expand your creativity through drawing

http://www.learning2draw.com/how.htm

CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS….Websites List (PDF)

CREATIVITY WEBSITES (scan down the page)

From here you can access some of therichest and most exciting web pages devoted to creativity, creativethinking and creative problem solving.

I have collected the following website address links to share withpeople interested in expanding both their knowledge of creativity andtheir own creative thinking skills. I hope you find them as interestingand valuable as I have.

Please contact me with other recommended sites for future addition tothe page.

CREATIVITY ORGANIZATIONS

E. Paul Torrance Center for Creative Studies University of Georgia

http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance

This is the center that maintains the Torrance Library of Creativity and continues various educational programs for the development of creativity. It is the major source for information about the world-renown Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, the Challenge Program and the International and National Future Problem Solving Bowl and Program.

Contact:

Acting Director: Bonnie Crammond, Ph.D.

Torrance Center

UGA-Aderhold Hall

Athens, Georgia 30602

+1 706-542-5104

Georgia Future Problem Solving Program – State

E. Paul Torrance Center – Future Problem Solving Bowl & Program

http://www.coe.uga.edu/fpsp

Future Problem Solving Program – National

http://www.fpsp.org

CREATIVE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

http://www.cpsiconference.com

Sponsor of the Annual Creative Education Foundation Creative Problem Solving Institute.

This is the general site for the Creative EducationFoundation, largest and longest in existence, 51+ years, focused on the development ofcreativity around the world.

AMERICAN CREATIVITY ASSOCIATION

http://www.amcreativityassoc.org/

This is the website for the American CreativityAssociation. This is an organization that I highlyrecommend you join and become active in. They have anannual conference held each Spring in the UnitedStates.

INNOVATION NETWORK

http://www.thinksmart.com/

This is the website of the INNOVATION NETWORK begunyears ago by Joyce Wycoff (author of several booksincluding Mindmapping). The organization holds anannual Convergence conference each year that isattended by many corporate people and consultants.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

http://www.creativesparks.org

This is the website of the NATIONAL CENTER FORCREATIVITY AND INNOVATION begun by Wes Anderson inIndianapolis, Indiana. It supports many programs fortraining children in creative problem solving andcreative thinking especially “at-risk”children/students. They produce an annual daily tear off calendar devotedto creativity quotes as a fund raiser for theirvolunteer efforts.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

http://www.ccl.org/index.shtml

This is the main website for the CENTER FOR CREATIVELEADERSHIP. A premier organization devoted to thedevelopment of Creative Leadership around the world.

Greensboro, North Carolina

CREATIVITY DAY and IDEA WEEKhttp://www.creativityday.org/

This is the website for the annual CREATIVITY DAY andIDEA WEEK started by Marci Segal of Canada. It sharesinformation about the many projects that have beenstarted because of the first celebration, April 15th,2002.

Odyssey of the Mind Program

http://www.odyssey.org

This one lists various spontaneous practice problems….

The Whole Brain Institute

http://www.hbdi.com

Very full site about the Herrmann Brain Dominance Model and the workthat has been and is being done with it around the world to help peopledevelop themselves and teams and to turn entire corporations around.

The Canadian Creativity Association

http://www.in-ed-tech.com/ccn/

The Canadian Creativity Association’s site. Lists programs and othermaterials.

CREATIVITY CONSULTING FIRMS

www.illumine.co.uk

Illumine Training

Illumine provide training courses on creative thinking, information overload and personal effectiveness.

WHAT IF?! http://www.whatif.co.uk/cgi-bin/audit_question1.pl

This is the website for the excellent creativity and creative problem solving consulting firm in London, England.

Winston J Brill

http://www.WinstonBrill.com

Winston has been writing/publishing his excellentnewsletter for several years on leadership andcreativity

Serendipity: A Course inCreativity

http://members.xoom.com/MartiDreamer/index.html

creator/owner: Marti Anderson

The majority of the content on my Serendipity: A Course in Creativityweb site was specificallydesigned to be used by teachers and students of all ages. I haveincluded a page on theory, another page with ideas for activities, andseveral pages of links to other resources I’ve found to be of interest.To Contact Owner:

marti@execpc.com

martidreamer@yahoo.com

MG TAYLOR GROUP http://www.mgtaylor.com

Idea generating consulting firm featured in FastCompany. This is a very active and respective creativityconsulting group that has been written up in severalbusiness journals and Fast Company in recent years.

MANAGEMENT FOR RIGHT BRAINERS

http://www.creativelee.com/HTML/home.htm

Lee’s site is always growing. Visit it often.

Award-winning author Lee Silber has done it again witha brand new book for the creative person filled withright-brain strategies on building your bank accountand finding the financial freedom to create. MoneyManagement For The Creative Person is perhaps the mostimportant book in the popular series of business booksfor artists because it covers what creative peopleneed the most help with – their finances.

leesilber@earthlink.net

MURLI’S CREATIVITY PAGEhttp://cispom.boisestate.edu/murli/creativity/

Murli is a creative consultant and professor ofbusiness and creativity in Boise, Idaho. I highlyrecommend this website and its various links.

CREATIVITY AUTHORS

Michael Michalko, Thinkertoys and Cracking Creativity author added to this list. February 2007 (link)

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WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEADhttp://www.creativethink.com/creativewhack2.html

By Roger Von Oech

This is the website for von Oech?s WHACK packs andaccess to his main website.

DIRECTED CREATIVITYhttp://www.directedcreativity.com/

Paul Plsek

Paul is an excellent creative thinking and problemsolving consultant with an extensive background withthe famous Bell Labs as a scientist and inventor.

THE INNOVATION FACTORYhttp://www.ideafactory.com/

A fun and very creative website devoted to the workand products of The Innovation Factory.

NEW!!!

CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS….website list (pdf)

CREATIVITY PRODUCTS

Crinnology.com

http://www.crinnology.com/Category:Techniques

Andy Beckett’s excellent website. This specific section is devoted to hundred of creativity tools. A must see site.

Innovation Tools website

Excellent website filled with a vast array of materials, tools and systems. Excellent newsletter.

Creative Tools Overview

Website that lists and describes several of the TRIZ tools.

Creativity Links

Excellent MIND MAP of creativity websites.

CREAX

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION PORTAL

Hundreds and hundreds of creative thinking and innovation: tools, articles, books, and links.

THE CREATIVITY PACKEThttp://www.tcp.com.mt/

Creativity Packet is a product, a process, a servicefor the 21st century organization.

The Creativity Packet is a vehicle for the developmentof efficient uses of talents and interests of thepeople already employed by the organization.

ENCHANTED MIND

Owner/Creator J. L. Read

…..lots and lots to read, from Techniques,Knowledge, Inspiration & Humor, puzzles, exercisesand lots of articles.

CREATIVITY GENERAL INFO SITES

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN

The website for the work of Betty Edwards.www.drawright.com

CREATIVE THINKERS

Great thinkers and Visionaries on the net – a longlisting of people both the living and the past withlinks to info about them

Enchanted Mind

http://enchantedmind.com/whatsnew.htm

Owner/Creator J. L. Read

…..lots and lots to read, from Techniques, Knowledge, Inspiration & Humor, puzzles, exercises and lots of articles.

Quotations Page

http://www.becreative.org/quotes.html

Quotes for reminding us about such things as Imagination which in itself is one way to become creative

Women and Creativity

http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/women_creativity

Some excellent material about women and creativity and a very good source to additional sites.

Creative Thinkers

http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha/thinkers.html

Great thinkers and Visionaries on the net – a long listing of people both the living and the past with links to info about them

Creative Thinking Products

http://www.storyspinner.com

Contact:

NeuBon@aol.com

The Creativity Web

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~caveman/Creative

Creator/Owner: Charles Cave Sidney, Australia

Articles, book lists, book descriptions, exercises, reports, and much, much more about creativity plus additional links to sites around the world.

To Contact Owner

charles@jolt.mpx.com.au

CREATIVITY QUOTATIONS

Quotes for reminding us about such things asImagination which in itself is one way to becomecreativeihttp://creativequotations.com/

This is another fine website for creative quotations.

INTERNATIONAL SITES TO VISIT

AFRICA CREATIVITY & CREATIVE THINKING

http://www.kobusneethling.com/

This is Kobus Neethling?s excellent website. Itincludes information about his superb annualInternational and African Creativity Conference plushis many products and publications.

AUSTRALIAN CREATIVITY & MINDMAPPINGBrain Gym – www.aws.com.sg

Innovators at University of Queensland -www.innovatorsatuq.net

Austhink – www.austhink.org

ISEMI – www.isemi.org

Buzan Centre:Australia – www.Buzan.com.au

MINDWERX http://www.mindwerx.com.au

Mindwerx International

Suite 3 / 135 Booran Road

Glen Huntly VIC 3162

Or

PO Box 83

Glen Huntly VIC 3163

Ph: 03 9572 5344

Fx: 03 9572 5399

Toll Free 1800 060 982

bill@mindwerx.com.au

“Bill Jarrard” bill@mindwerx.com.au

Creative Education Foundation WWW

http://www.cef-cpsi.org

Owner: Creative Education Foundation Creative Problem Solving Institute

This is the general site for the Creative Education Foundation, largestand longest in existence, 51+ years, organization focused on thedevelopment of creativity around the world. CEF & CPSI were started bythe creator of Brainstorming, Alex Osborn and his co-founder Dr. SidneyParnes, co-creator of the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem SolvingProcess.

1 800-447-2774

cefhq@cef-cpsi.org

CREATIVITY WEBSITES

The Creativity Web

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/Creative/

The Creativity Web is the creation of Charles Cave in Sydney, Australia, and its aim is to be the most up-to-date resource centre for creativity and innovation on the Internet. You will find details on books, software, people, organisations, quotations, techniques, the brain, and much more!

InnovationTools

www.innovationtools.com

The InnovationTools Web site provides busy executives with a valuable collection of tools, ideas and resources, designed to help them be more creative in their day-to-day work. This site has several parallels with the Creativity Web with sections on people, software, quotations and links to other web sites.

The Innovation Weblog – The Innovation Weblog is a service of the InnovationTools Web site. It contains a variety of insights and updates on the topics of business innovation and technology. It is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone else who is looking for ideas, tips and strategies for success in today’s fast-moving, fast-changing business climate.

Innovation.IM-BOOT.org

Innovation.IM-BOOT.org

Innovation.IM-BOOT.org is a website addressing people with strong focus on

innovation, innovation management or idea creation. It provides information

related to innovation from various perspectives.

Innovation.IM-BOOT.org aims to become the No. 1 source of innovation

information exchange for a wider and international group of people invited

to join the network. It does not have a focus on special branches and

encourages the interdisciplinary exchange and various viewpoints.

Creativity Pool

www.creativitypool.com

This is an inspiring knowledge base full of creative and original ideas. It’s the home of future innovation and tomorrow’s most (in)famous inventions. The Creativity Pool is basically free and works like the penny cup next to the cash register. Have a brilliant suggestion or an idea for a new invention? Add it and be rewarded. Looking for inspiration and a great idea for your business? Just ask — it may already be in the database..

Creax.Net

www.creax.net

An extensive and original resource for links on creativity and innovation on the web. A selection of 690 good and actual links is divided into 67 categories for the visitors convenience. Creax.net provides an overview of today’s availability of organisations and websites that share the interest of creative thinking and is the ultimate startpoint for your journey through creativity on the web.

Start2Think

www.start2think.com

This is the site of Advanced Structured Inventive Thinking, or ASIT for short. The site offers an entertaining introduction to the ASIT method with sound and animation, accessible from your web browser. You can also purchase the Invention Highway CD-ROM game featuring challenging real-life problems in a simulation game. A family/children’s version of the game is also available. Sign up for the weekly ASIT email magazine featuring puzzles, techniques and anecdotes.

Enchanted Mind

www.enchantedmind.com

This is a colourful, well-designed site with a great deal of information on creativity techniques and inspiring articles, puzzles including some interactive Java puzzles. The site uses a lot of colour, graphics and background effects – complementing the creative nature of the site, creating the effect of a magazine. Look at the links on puzzles and humour – great stuff!

Directed Creativity by Paul Plsek

www.directedcreativity.com

The Directed Creativity cycle proposed on this site consists of Preparation, Imagination, Development and Action. The site has a comprehensive collection of creativity techniques and uses a lot of mind maps to good effect. Well worth a visit. Explore the Directed Creativity Toolkit of over 250 tools, and browse excerpts of Plsek’s book, “Creativity, Innovation and Quality”.

The Innovation Network

www.thinksmart.com

Joyce Wycoff’s site contains numerous articles on personal creativity and orginisational innovation in the article archives. You can subscribe to the weekly “Monday Wake up your Brain” message. Look for the superb DNA diagram showing the myriad factors of innovation.

What a Great Idea!

www.whatagreatidea.com

Charles “Chic” Thompson’s site is a truly creative web site effectively using graphics, text, animations and white space. Thomson is a speaker and author (“What a Great Idea” and “Yes But” are two books I recommend you buy.) Look for the graphic on “Ten Great Places to Get Ideas” and the Killer Phrases Poster.

Creative Aerobics

www.nutscape.com/creativity/html/indexx.htm

A fun-filled site brought to you by the same man who created the award-winning The Bathrooms of Madison County. The site uses colour and humour — look for the list of things to do when you are bored.

Edward de Bono

www.edwdebono.com

Edward de Bono’s web site is predominantly text based, but gives information on most of de Bono’s work in the teaching of creativity: Six Hats, Lateral Thinking and the CoRT program for schools. You will find information about certified trainers, the CoRT lessons CD, videos, the Creative Team and regular messages from Edward de Bono.

Brain Dancing

www.bdance.com

A fascinating web site by Patrick McGee and complementary to his book of the same title.

Lateral Thinking Puzzle Forum

www.books.com/scripts/ctopics.exe…

A lateralthinking puzzle forum by Paul Sloane at www.books.com where people can pose puzzles and others can ask questions. It works well and is popular.

Brain Tricks

www.braintricks.com

A revealing, innovative and entertaining Web site about the mind and brain, primarily a marketing tool for David Weiner’s book “Brain Tricks”, and is need of refreshment. The text size is too large and hard to navigate.

Delft School of Industrial Design Engineering

www.io.tudelft.nl/education/io96/

The Delft Creativity and Innovation pages by Marc Tassoul. The site was last updated in 1997 but includes information on the CREA-CPS (Creative Problem Solving) mailing list.

Multimedia magazine

www.volusia.com/creative

A Multimedia magazine on creativity, innovation and change produced by Adventures in Creativity,Inc. The site includes essays, art works, poetry and music. MIDI and WAV files are available for download. The Oracle from Delphi II gives hints for creative problem solving.

Mind Tools

www.mindtools.com

Mind Tools – Techniques for Memory, Creativity, Skills for high performance living and practical psychology. Techniques to help you think, skills for high performance living and shareware programs are available.

The 100% Brain Course

www.tiac.net/users/seeker/index.html

A Train Your Brain course by Mel Saunders

Pattern Research

www.pattern.com

Pattern Research, Freeorder, Open Network, and Tools for explorers

Odyssey of the Mind

www.odysseyofthemind.org

Odyssey of the Mind – promoting creative team based problem solving in a school program for students from kindergarten through college. The program helps students learn divergent thinking and problem solving skills.

Destination Imagination

http://www.idodi.org/

Program for developing creative thinking and problem solving skills in youth.

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Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., CSP

Creative Thinking Consultant, Creative Problem Solver, Idea Generator, Creativity speaker and consultan