Integrating Creativity into Education Leadership with Teresa Lawrence
How does creativity play a role in problem-solving? In this episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast, Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood welcome Dr. Teresa Lawrence, who is recognized as the subject matter expert on the integration of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) into project management.
Listen to how educators and school administrators can use creativity in their leadership roles. While detailing this, Teresa highlights her strategies and frameworks for teaching the integration of creativity and creative problem-solving in schools.
Plus, the trio discusses deliberate approaches to the creative problem-solving process, how to use creativity to build trust and get faculty buy-in to school initiatives, and how to ensure every person feels their voice is heard and acknowledged throughout the problem-solving and decision-making processes.
“My goal in working with school leaders is to allow them to manage challenges better with intentional and active inclusion of all voices.” – Teresa Lawrence
Teresa’s Tips for Teachers and Parents:
A little bit of creativity is better than no creativity.
Ask your administrators: What are you working on to be better at your craft?
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About Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM:
Teresa is recognized as the subject matter expert on the integration of Creative Problem Solving into project management. She is a previous Superintendent of Schools and is currently fulltime faculty in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. In 2016, Teresa established International Deliverables, LLC, a certified New York State Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Teresa helps individuals, teams and organizations innovate and implement solutions that build organizational capacity and ensure value realization. International Deliverables, LLC, was a 2019 Small Business Administration Home-based Business Award recipient. Since 2017, over 80K individuals have been trained by Teresa or have participated in a session she facilitated.