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    Mid-Valley SHRM January Membership Meeting- : Developing Creative Capacity

    Date: January 8, 2020, 7:15am
    Mid-Valley SHRM
    Trillium Family Services- Old School

    4455 Northeast Highway 20

    Corvallis, OR 97330
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    Dr. Foster and the Creativity Research Laboratory at Western Oregon University have developed and validated the Creative Behavior Survey (CBS). The CBS provides both individuals and organizations with a snapshot view of the amount of creative behavior in which they are engaging. As part of the program, registrants will be provided a link to take a FREE CBS assessment and they will receive individualized results. By attending this program, you will learn about: Dr. Foster's conceptualization of creativity and how the CBS fits within that framework; how to interpret your CBS results to better understand your current creative behavior within the workplace; How the CBS can be used to provide an accurate view of the amount of creative behavior occurring in teams, departments, divisions, or an entire organization; and key variables that drive (or block) creative behavior in the workplace.

    Program Takeaways:

    • A better sense of what creativity is (and isn't)

    • Knowledge of your current level of creativity in the workplace

    • Knowledge of how the CBS can be used to measure creativity in the workplace for both individuals and groups

    • Techniques to enhance individual and team creativity within the workplace

    Dr. David Foster is a former neonatal respiratory therapist who received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The George Washington University. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Director of the Creativity Research Lab, and Program Coordinator for the brand-new Organizational Leadership program at Western Oregon University. His areas of academic specialization include creativity, leadership, teamwork, and group decision making. His current research focuses on developing measures of creativity. One of his projects involves the development and application of a self-report measure of creative behavior. A second project involves identifying language usage patterns associated with creative behavior to facilitate measuring creativity outside of the laboratory. His work experience as a Psychologist includes facilitating organizational development for various Federal Government agencies as an internal consultant with the Office of Personnel Management.

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