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Creative Thinking: How to Develop this 21st Century Success Skill

Empowering Ideas Webinar Series

April 21, 2022
Noon - 1:00 pm

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Life in the 21st century has ushered in unparalleled levels of change. Because of the pace of change, many experts now argue that creativity and creative problem solving are crucial for professional success. In fact, the World Economic Forum listed creative thinking among the top five workplace skills this year, and a recent study conducted by LinkedIn identified creativity as the #1 skill in today’s job market. In addition, as leaders must be effective at responding to the kinds of novel problems associated with an increasingly volatile and uncertain world, creativity was identified by global leaders in an IBM study as the most important leadership skill in the 21st century.

Please join us as Dr. Gerard J. Puccio, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor, and Chair of Buffalo State University’s Creativity and Change Leadership Department introduces us to proven principles and strategies for enhanced creative thinking and problem solving that can be immediately applied at work and at home. 

To live is to have problems, and to address problems creatively promotes growth and success, personally and professionally. We hope you can participate and take your creative-thinking skills to the next level.


Puccio Head shot Blue BlazerGerard J. Puccio is a State University of New York Distinguished Professor and Department Chair for the Creativity & Change Leadership program at Buffalo State. Dr. Puccio has written more than 60 articles, chapters and books. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Dr. Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President’s Medal for Scholarship and Creativity. The Teaching Company selected Dr. Puccio as one of America’s great lecturers and as such released a Great Course titled “The Creative Thinkers’ Tool Kit” that features Dr. Puccio and his work. He has delivered consulting and training services in more than 20 countries and his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology was earned at the University of Manchester, England. Online bio



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