CREA Learning Programs

There are five different learning experiences to choose from at CREA Conference.

When you register you can pick ONE of the Creative Problem Solving tracks or TWO Immersion programs.

Creative Problem Solving

The Creative Problem-Solving program track offers participants a rich experience in learning how to think and act more creatively. Programs are targeted at skill development and designed around the Creative Problem Solving Skills Model.

  • 2.5 day long workshops
  • Start with Foundations of Creative Problem Solving
  • Pre-registration required

Foundations of CPS

Learn the basics of Creative Problem Solving. This is the program for those getting started with CPS.

The Art of Facilitation

For CPS practitioners with some experience. Gain hands-on facilitation practice and feedback.

Foursight® Certification

Get certified in the model for assessing different creative thinking profiles.

CPS on Demand

Learn to reach into your CPS toolbox with precision when facing specific challenges.

Polarity Thinking

Harness the power of diversity to tackle complex challenges and unsolvable problems.

Immersion Programs

Workshops that will offer an immersive learning experience focusing on emerging trends and best practices in the field of applied creativity. These workshops are designed and facilitated by experienced professionals based on current research and practical application. A choice of different workshops will be offered on Thursday and Friday in English or French languages.

  • One-day workshops
  • No course requisites
  • Pre-registration required

Immersion Programs in English

Thursday April 11

The following workshops take place on Day 1 of the Conference and are held in English.

The Emotional Complexity of Solving Problems

Journey 1: Touching the Wish, Clarification and Ideation

What Happens in the Chrysalis of the Butterfly?

Sketching Radical Change in a Complex Environment

The Game

Welcome to our Radical Next Step Thinking game.

Friday April 12

The following workshops take place on Day 2 of the Conference and are held in English.

The Emotional Complexity of Solving Problems

Journey 2: Transformation of Ideas into Solutions and the Juicy Fruits for implementation

Celebrating Complexity

Manage complexity to your advantage

Deep Simplicity

Leveraging Opportunities in Leading Change

Immersion Programs in French

Jeudi 11 Avril

Les ateliers suivants ont lieu le premier jour de la conférence et se déroulent en français.

C2E4 : le guide du voyageur en Complexité

Comment clarifier un sujet complexe sans le dénaturer ou s’y perdre ?

“L’équipe apprenante"

À la conquête des mondes complexes

Vendredi 12 Avril

Les ateliers suivants ont lieu le deuxième jour de la conférence et se déroulent en français.

Complexe Cité

Approche systémique à travers la ville créative du futur

Chorégraphies créatives complexes

L’art de la facilitation en situations complexes

Expo workshops

Interactive workshops that will expose participants to the many diverse perspectives of research and practice in the field of creativity. 

The full schedule is shared on the event. Follow us on social media for updates!

  • 90-minute workshops
  • No course requisites
  • Attendance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sharing Circles

At the end of each day the same small team, integrating a mix of participants from all Programs and led by a Facilitator, will gather together to share learning and insights.

This integrative experience allows participants to broaden their exposure to what is offered at the conference, while also taking their own learning to a deeper level.

  • 45-minute sessions in groups
  • No course requisites
  • Attendance is voluntary

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth is a unique experience that has propagated to creativity conferences worldwide. Set your intentions and start your inner journey with this active meditation framework.

  • Self-paced activity
  • No course requisites
  • Attendance is voluntary