One of the themes I’ve been working on lately is to cross-fertilize three communities that I feel have a great deal to learn from each other.
They are: The Creativity Community
The Personal Development/Spirituality Community and
The Conflict Resolution or Peace Community
I use the word “community” in the singular in each case but there are many versions of each of these community categories.
The Creativity Community for me includes:
The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) http://www.cpsiconference.com/ (CPSI) and a whole range of other conferences that seem to all owe their beginnings to CPSI.
CPSI is a conference that has been running for close to 60 years now. It was started by an advertising executive Alex F. Osborn. Osborn developed a creative problem solving process using applied imagination and deferment of judgment enabling as many ideas as possible to be expressed (group use of this principle was called Brainstorming). Dr…
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