Creativity in Collaboration

Presented on Wednesday, January 18th

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from noon to 1 pm, Collaborative Professionals from around the world are invited to a very special live virtual presentation by Professor Jim Friedman, the UN Chief Steward for World Creativity & Innovation Week/Day (WCIW/D).

This one-hour interactive presentation, Creativity in Collaboration, will provide Collaborative Professionals with stories, ideas and inspiration about using the creative process to solve problems and disputes.

Creativity is key in Collaborative Divorce where outcomes are not based on rote legalese and positional bargaining but rather on the individual interests and specific needs of the couple and family involved. To achieve the win-win scenario envisioned by the Collaborative Process, creativity and innovation are a must.

Additional Information:

In 2022, FACP & IACP members participated in World Creativity & Innovation Week (WCIW). This UN-observed event with the purpose of encouraging the use of creativity in solving problems. As a result of FACP/IACP events, four proclamations were received and people from around the world learned about Collaborative Divorce.

For 2023, Collaborative Practice Groups are encouraged to invite members of the public and observe WCIW in their regularly scheduled April Practice Group meetings.

Practice Groups will be provided with an edited 20-minute video from this January 18 presentation which is scheduled to happen during the regular time slot for the January FACP Practice Group Leader Meeting.

About the Presenter:

Professor Jim Freedman, Ph.D. World Creativity & Innovation Week

“Ask fifty people to describe Friedman and you’ll get fifty different answers… all true. He is a paradox. Student-Teacher. Quiet-Demanding. But all will agree on his passion and dedication to sharing the magic of creativity and innovation in everything he does.”

Jim Friedman is a Cincinnati native and resident Wordsmith/Dreambuilder who may be best known for creating television shows and movies. He is a serial creative entrepreneur. In addition to his broadcasting ventures, he has created national marketing campaigns; been granted multiple patents; written books; written, recorded and performed music; and danced the hokey pokey at age three on the Uncle Al Show.

Since 2008 he has taught Creativity and Marketing at Miami University and is a frequent speaker on topics of creativity and personal branding. Friedman’s consulting and coaching work centers on connecting creative/innovative thinking to entrepreneurship for companies and individuals across the country.

Friedman grew up in Wyoming, Ohio (Go Cowboys). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) with a B.S. in Design (Go Bearcats), earned his doctorate in communication (Ph.D.) from the Union Institute and his doctorate in Creativity (Cr.D.) which he made up himself. He has won 65 Emmy Awards, has been inducted into three Halls of Fame and is recognized for his creativity and effectiveness in the classroom.

Besides wordsmithing, Friedman enjoys asking questions, finding second right answers, silencing his voice of judgment, taking risks and failing often and well.

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