2018 Session Description

Creativity X-Press
Key attitudes, principles, and tools

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Learning
Wednesday 8:00pm • Centennial 15
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

This highly engaging workshop is designed for new Mindcampers and others who are new to creative problem solving. It’s designed to jump start your Mindcamp experience with both core concepts and key insights. Creativity X-Press will help you get the most and make the most out of the other Mindcamp sessions you attend.

Everyone is creative. It’s part of the human condition. Unleash your creativity and put it to work productively with new ways of thinking and working together. This energetic, interactive session will help you think more clearly, more creatively and more productively to unlock the wealth of ideas already inside you.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Recognize the key principles and enablers of productive creativity
  • Identify the personal blocks and barriers to creativity and innovation and how to get past them
  • Apply tools and techniques for productive creativity and problem solving both professionally and personally

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Latise Hairston
Buffalo, NY

Latise Hairston currently designs, develops, manages, and facilitates enterprise-wide innovative solutions around onboarding, management, and leadership at Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. She is also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of HOPE Consulting. She held multiple positions at the SUNY at Buffalo State for over 20 years collaborating with organizations to develop creative strategies and products that strengthened, energized, and empowered customers.

Latise specializes in creative problem solving, instructional design, training, facilitation, leadership and organizational development. She holds an M.S. in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy (concentration in Organizational Development), as well as certifications as an International Coaching Federation coach and FourSight facilitator. She will complete an M.S. in Creativity from the SUNY at Buffalo State in August 2018. Additionally, Latise has served as a leader with the CPSI and has facilitated Springboard.

This is Latise’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.

Jocelyn Tejeda
Buffalo, NY

Jocelyn Tejeda is passionate about inspiring and empowering women and change agents through creativity and leadership. For over a decade, she has designed and delivered dozens of trainings, workshops, and initiatives on creative problem solving, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, women’s empowerment, and student success. Her energy and commitment to helping others grow and bring their vision life has allowed her to work with partners like HBO, St. John’s University, the Design Innovation Garage (DIG), and the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College.

As a coach, trainer, and facilitator, Jocelyn works with entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations to create environments that inspire creativity and ignite transformation in their lives and the world. She is currently a Senior Academic Advisor/Counselor and Adjunct Lecturer at SUNY Buffalo State where she empowers students to reach their maximum potential. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity and a M.S. in Higher Education Student Administration from SUNY Buffalo State. In addition, she is trained in Creative Problem Solving, a certified FourSight facilitator, and has served as a Springboard Leader and facilitator for CPSI; one of the largest creativity conferences in the world. Jocelyn is expected to complete her M.S. in Creative Studies in December 2018. Her passions include traveling and backpacking, event planning, and volunteering for organizations focused on social change.

This is Jocelyn’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.

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