Vision, alignment, and execution
For adults • 90 minutes
Thursday 10:45am • Court 6
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)
One of the positive advances of the Thinking Skills model of Creative Problem Solving is the ability to use it as an open framework that can be combined with other models from other related fields.
This workshop will explore a leadership model developed by the pioneers of the DiSC assessment and training systems who recently published “The Work of Leaders” and introduced the VAE model as a product of their research. This approach focuses on the critical elements of vision, alignment and execution and the drivers and best practices that are essential for each element.
We will present the VAE model and examine how it can be combined with CPS Thinking Skills to provide leaders with an extremely useful framework for learning and practicing truly creative leadership.
The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session
- An understanding of the VAE model and the research that led to its development
- An opportunity to examine the main drivers that make each element achievable and the behaviors that support each driver
- A chance to explore ways that the VAE model can be integrated with the CPS to create a powerful framework for creative leadership
Tim is the Director of Leadership Development at SUNY Buffalo State where he is responsible for providing ongoing learning and development opportunities for professional staff and faculty of the college related to their leadership effectiveness.
Tim is also founder and president of Darwin Associates where he provides training, facilitation, coaching and consulting services to international clients focusing on the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Change Leadership, Creativity and Innovation. He holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the International Center for Studies in Creativity and serves as an adjunct faculty and guest lecturer.
Tim is one of the co-founders of CREA Conference and currently serves as the program coordinator. He also regularly serves as a workshop facilitator at MindCamp and at CPSI.
Tim is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
Buffalo, NY, USA
Laura is a partner of Darwin Associates, a consulting firm in Buffalo, New York, specializing in organizational development and creativity training and facilitation. She works with organizations across North America, Central America and Europe to enhance teamwork and leadership, facilitate creativity and innovation, and help manage change and transition.
Laura is Program Director at CCC (Centro de Certificación en Creatividad), an organization devoted to the dissemination of creativity and the development of creative leadership and facilitation skills in Spanish speaking countries.
Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State, where she is now adjunct faculty teaching a course at the Master program level. She is President of CREA Italia, the non-for-profit foundation that promotes CREA Conference. Laura has coauthored the book Creativity Rising. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century, published by ICSC Press in April 2012.
Laura is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
All Thursday 10:45am sessions:
- Art of Appreciation Seven secrets of the lost art (Steven Shama)
- Building Creative Tension Honoring the ”space between“ where you are and where you want to go (Karen Lynch)
- Connected Nature Can biomimicry and digital tech find happiness together? (Ginny Santos, Alexandre Eisenchteter)
- Creative Leadership Vision, alignment, and execution (Tim Switalski, Laura Switalski)
- Going Wireless Experimenting with wireless connections (Guilherme Sarkis)
- Mental Time Travel Tap into your past creative genius to fuel future potential (Jay Aquilanti)
- Space-Making Imaginatively creating space in your images (Mary Ellyn Vicksta)
- (What If)* *Honing the POWER of your imagination (Bill Brooks)
- …or why not just hop to another random session?