This month Janet G. Cook will be presenting “The Creative Systems Thinker–Unleashing and Applying Your Innate Creativity”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: The Creative Systems Thinker–Unleashing and Applying Your Innate Creativity
Presenter: Janet G. Cook
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

Main – Tysons Corner

Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. $15 for INCOSE members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students.

Satellite – Chantilly, VA (hosted by Vencore)

The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only.

Satellite – Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University)

Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members ($3 per hour charge to park). Room: 4201 Nguyen Engineering Building.

Satellite – Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis)

Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building). The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only.

Abstract

Come learn about creativity and what it can contribute to systems thinking. The evening presentation will explore what creativity is from the perspectives of evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience and, best of all, your own experiences from a variety of creative activities. You’ll learn techniques to enhance your own and your teams’ creativity and steps to implement creativity into the project or organization.

Bio

Janet G. Cook, PMP (2012) holds M.A. degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She’s worked in the public and private sectors as a case manager, store manager and project manager. At a University of Maryland language research center, she conducted meta-analyses of creativity research and developed portions of a divergent thinking test currently used by various branches of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. She loves sharing ways to improve workplace creativity and work satisfaction.