Programs & Services

The Creating Innovation Series

The Creating Innovation Series includes diverse sessions that explore the role of art, design, and creativity in fostering innovation.


Creativity Boot Camp and Think Tank

March 3, 4 & 10, 2015     8:00 am - 4:00 pm    Community Room, Whitewater Hall

Facilitator: Julia Roberts  photo of Julia Roberts

If you face challenges that require creative solutions, or have a team that needs help to collaborate for innovative results, then come learn and apply the science of creativity.  Creative Problem Solving (CPS) is the result of 60 years of research and use, and is proven to enhance creativity in individuals and teams. After two days of training in the process, come back for a third day of think tanking on your actual business challenges.

There is a $500 fee for a team of 3-5 people for the three sessions together.  Registration is required; RSVP at

Julia Roberts is the president and founder of Lemony Fresh Ideas, a consultancy devoted to helping clients squeeze the most out of their innovation efforts.  Julia has a master's certificate from Buffalo State College's International Center for Creative Studies and has wored in idea-tion, concepting and strategic branding for over 25 years with clients such as:  American Express, Western Union, Kraft Food Services, Gevalia Kaffe, KitchenAid, and Warner Bros Video.  She is on the faculty of the Creative Education Foundation.  She can be found at or at

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Tools for Innovation

There is no charge for these sessions; they are being underwritten by the School of Business and Economics.  Registration is required; RSVP at 

Prioritizing Ideas & Making Decisions with Teams

Part 1: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Eventbrite - "Prioritizing Ideas" Pt 1 (Tools for Innovation)

Part 2: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (11:30 am  - 1:00 pm)

Eventbrite - "Prioritizing Ideas" Pt 2 (Tools for Innovation)

These sessions will cover several simple tools that can be used with teams to stimulate active participation and increase the effectiveness of prioritizing action.



We've completed this series for the current program year.  Look for the new program year schedule to be out this fall.