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Developing Individual & Organizational Creative Capacity

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Jackson County Health & Human Services

140 S. Holly St.

Medford, OR 97501

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Dr. David Foster of Western Oregon University will provide our Chapter with not only a unique program, but a special opportunity to assess your own creative behaviors. Dr. Foster’s research lab has developed a new and validated Creative Behavior Survey (CBS) related to leading with creativity and innovation. Registrants will be provided a link to this FREE assessment and they will receive individualized results!

In today’s professional environment, research suggests that creativity as a leadership skill outweighs competencies such as integrity and global thinking. The need for creativity and innovation is becoming progressively more important. Fostering creativity is essential for growth and critical in adapting to change. The ability to use your imagination to create something new through innovation may well lead to what sets you apart and allow your organization to thrive. You have the power to influence your workplace culture and create conditions to foster creativity and innovation.

By attending this program, you’ll learn more about your own creativity, your strengths, weaknesses, and how to enhance this skill. You will understand the creative process, how the CBS fits within that framework, and how to interpret your CBS results. You’ll also gain a better understanding of team climate variables that affect creative behavior.

Program Takeaways:

  • A better sense of what creativity is (and isn’t)
  • Knowledge of your personal creative strengths and weaknesses
  • Knowledge of how to assemble and develop a team to enhance creativity
  • Techniques you can use to enhance your own personal creativity



Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Check in & Networking: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Workshop Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Presenter: Dr. David Foster



Dr. David Foster

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.


Meeting Location: Jackson Co. Health & Human Services, 140 S. Holly St., Medford OR 97501

Cost: $20.00 per member, $25 for and non-members
No charge for students & first time guests.

Recertification Credit: Pending SHRM credits | HRCI Credits

Website: www.shrmroguevalley.shrm.org

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