Dr. Mick Carroll, PhD, MBA, CPA
President and Founder
Designed to introduce participants to of how the brain processes information this creative thinking presentation will serve as an introduction on how people think and process information. Attendees will find out how a person can change their behaviors and thinking patterns to become more creative, learn creative thinking techniques, and how to start applying them within their day-to-day functions as an alliance manager.
Often the critical steps of understanding how we process information is overlooked with many creative thinking workshops focusing solely on the techniques and tools, this is a mistake. If a person does not understand their thinking and how information is processed, they will not be able to modify and enhance these mental processes, which are critical in becoming a creative thinker.
The webinar will cover:
- How the brain works and makes sense of the world
- What we know about creative thinking, perception, and how we process information
- Introduction to actions and behaviors one can start immediately to begin the creative thinking process
- Begin to build a personal Creative Thinking Plan
- Explore application in your daily professional life especially regarding problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiations strategy, scenario planning or just about anywhere in the alliance lifecycle
About the Speaker
Dr. Mick Carroll has been an innovative educator for over 30 years, serving as a business professor, Academic Dean, (at three different Universities), and most recently, as University President. As president he designated his university a "lecture free campus". He has taught Business and Creative Thinking classes at schools such as Northwestern, DePaul, (currently), Loyola, UIC, Roosevelt and Lewis Universities. In addition to an MBA in Finance and CPA, he earned his PhD in Educational Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. His interests and focus of research is on how humans think, learn, and process information.
His doctoral studies in Psychology exposed him to divergent, parallel, or what is referred to as "right-brain" or creative thinking.