Presenters Past (and Present)

Focus on: Russ Schoen M.S.
Chicago, IL

Russ Schoen works as a facilitator, speaker and trainer in the areas of deliberate creativity, innovation, high performance and change leadership. He has facilitated programs worldwide including Singapore, Italy, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the US.

Russ is a contributing author to a number of creative leadership related materials including the FourSight and Ingenious Thinking suite of materials. In addition, Russ is adjunct faculty at the Center for Studies in Creativity where he teaches graduate courses in facilitating creative process.

Russ holds a Master of Science in Creativity from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory specializing in improvisation. He is a specialist in the field of individual, team and organizational innovation and leadership and holds certifications in a number of additional training programs including Polarity Management and Emotional Intelligence. Russ also serves as a leader at the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute, the annual Creativity European Association conference in Italy and the Mindcamp Creativity Conference in Toronto.

Russ is a co-founder of the Creative Youth Leadership Academy which helps train young people to adopt a mindset and apply a toolset to help them see more options in their lives and to make healthier choices.

When not working, Russ spends his free time in Chicago improvising, learning Italian and practicing aikido.

www.linkedin.com/in/russschoen


Russ Schoen has presented:
  • WTF!! The Element of Surprise (2014)
  • IMPROVation™ (2013)
  • IMPROVation™: Using communication, collaboration and improvisation techniques to enhance teamwork, build problem-solving skills and explore opportunities (2012)
  • Mindcamp Youth Program: The Rhythm of Creativity (2006)
  • Listening is a Choice: If your listening isn’t supporting creative thinking, it’s inhibiting it (2005)
  • Nurturing the Creative Self through the 5 L’s: Using the Arts to Experience Problems as Opportunities (2005)
  • IMPROVation™ (2003)

We don’t mean to brag, but….

…ok, yes we do mean to brag. Here are some of the amazing folks who have presented at Mindcamp in the past. Click on any of their names to view their bio.

Susan Abbott
Massimo Agostinelli
Mario Allende
Anik April
Jay Aquilanti
Mahmoud Arafa
Cyndi Argona Burnett
Kate Ashby
Guy Aznar
Laura Barbero Switalski
Chris Barlow
Stephanie Barnes
Kristen Barney
Veta Bates
Bruce Baum
Tom Beakbane
Nathalie Bergeron-Duval
René Bernèche
Toto Berriel
Kathleen Berryman Thomas
Dan Bigonesse
Tara Bissett
Robert Alan Black
Peter Bouffard
Vareia Boxill
Ann Bracken
Branko Broekman
Bill Brooks
Susan Brooks
Kevin Byron
Janet Carmody
Missy Carvin
Ana Castelan
Matteo Catullo
Colette Chambon
Karen BK Chan
Jeanne Chatigny
Tamara Christensen
Kim Cochrane
Francois Coetzee
Alison Cohen
Sylvie Courcelle
Andrew Crighton
Natalie Currie
Thérèse Daigneault
Jeffrey Davis
Sharon de Korte
Michel Delage
Dawn DePasquale
Rich DiGirolamo
Nicole Dobinson
Co Doesburg
Nathalie Doré
Eileen Doyle
Manon Duclos
Maggie Dugan
Lee Dunne
Timothy Dunne
Clare Dus
Newell Eaton
Alexandre Eisenchteter
Daniel Epstein
Tony Esteves
Joette Field
Janet Finley
Victoria Finn
Steven Fischer
Paul Fleming
Gregg Fraley
Janice Francisco
Simoon Fransen
John Frederick
Whitney Freya

Gert Garman
Tanya Gerber
Laila Ghattas
Guillemette Goglio
Melissa Gordon
Hamlin Grange
Paul Groncki
Daniel Guinan
Amy Haines
Janeen Halliwell
Kate Hayward
Katherine Heusner
Robert Hookey
Annie Hopson
Diane Houle-Rutherford
Cam Howey
Steven Hughes
Max Hurson
Tim Hurson
Marc Hurwitz
Samantha Hurwitz
Anthony Hyatt
Paul Hyman
Alina Isaac
Toby Israel
Deborah Jann
Emad Jelouali
Michael Jones
Jennifer Keilty-Friesen
Henrietta Key
Lee Kitchen
Clara Kluk
Yoel Kluk
Maxx Kochar
Anne-Marie Kong
Cyriel Kortleven
Crystal Lahan
Edouard Le Marechal
Franca Leeson
Grace Loney
Jessi Luna
Karen Lynch
Ismet Mamnoon
Tessa Manuello
Sid Marquez
Hassan Masum
Ana Matic
Goran Matic
Sylvain Matte
James McAnanama
Leslie McAnanama
Lindsay McDonald
Ken McLeod
Tom McMillian
Dimis Michaelides
Allie Middleton
Joe Miguez
Megan Mitchell
Dale Monroe-Cook
Liz Monroe-Cook
Jill Morris
Wayne Morris
Leonardo Muñoz
Vikas Nath
Kobus Neethling
Barbara Neray
Michel Neray
Emily Nichols
Jim Nicholson
Ilse Nuytemans
Kaz Ogino
Bill Olsen
Marguerite Orane

Gina Paigen
Karla Palmero
Renee Paser-Paull
Jon Pearson
Kristen Peterson
Heidi Philip
Denise Pinto
Ian Poinsenet
Tjitze Postma
Gerard J. Puccio
RL Read
Doug Reid
Rebecca Reilly
Cynthia Reyes
Valérie Reynaud
Jim Ridge
Cora Robinson
Ian Rosenfeldt
Bruce Rosove
Sylvain Rouillard
Karen Rudolf
Carole Rudzinski
Meg Salter
Rodrigo Sánchez Picazo
Jan Sanders
Ginny Santos
Guilherme Sarkis
Paolo Sbuttoni
Russ Schoen
Joshua Schrager
Nathan Schwagler
Peter Scott
John Sedgwick
Terri Segal
Steven Shama
Tzabia Siegel
Beth Slazak
Frank Smith
Manuel Soto
Ate Stam
Stephanie Staples
William Sturner
Jason Sugar
Vikram Swaminadhan
Tammy Sweeney
Tim Switalski
Katie Tagye
Heather Thomas
Russell Thomas
Michelle Tokarczyk
Zachary Towne-Smith
Mark Vandael
Harry Vardis
Mary Ellyn Vicksta
Christopher von Baeyer
Alexander von Reumont
Robert Wakulat
Ken Wall
Susan Wenger
Win Wenger
Stephen Whiteley
Jason Williams
J. Winslow
Olwen Wolfe
Brad Wong
Eryn Wuori
Cecilia Yau
Charlotte Young
Stanley Young
Greg Zlevor
Koen Zonneveld
Makheni Zonneveld