Last Saturday we celebrated the graduation of ICSC’s first cohort in Europe. The Euriginals, the name of this cohort, presented their Master’s projects and received their diploma afterwards.

Program March 17 Graduation 2018project presentations at the Impact Hub

Master project presentationsIn the morning and afternoon we joined for an in-conference at the Impact Hub in Amsterdam. At 3:30 p.m. our guests arrived to learn more about the Master’s projects of the graduates. Unfortunately Jennifer Gippel and Anna Packham couldn’t join us for the celebration of their graduation. The guests were enthusiastic of the outstanding work that was presented.


Carian - Master's project presentationCarian van der Sman’s project is about supporting healthcare teams with implementation projects.

Jennifer Gippel’s project brings together the concepts of creative thinking and retirement.


Gonnie - Master's project presentationGonnie Kleine developed an app to enhance creativity in the workplace.

Anna Packham’s project is about tools and techniques for fostering metacognition in Creative Problem Solving training.


Nicolette - Master's project presentationNicolette Wever makes the unspeakable visible. She rebranded visual feedback as a product.

Yves De Smet explored the potential for using artificial intelligence (AI) in Creative Problem Solving (CPS) to facilitate a creative process.


Pamela - Master's project presentationConny - Master's project presentationPamela Pauwels developed a leadership curriculum ‘Innovation, Creativity and Leadership’.

Conny van der Wouw explored strategies for teaching creatively online.

You can download the project papers here.


Graduation Ceremony 2018Ingrid - preparation graduates






After the presentations the ceremony, celebrating the graduation of the Euriginals, took place. Ingrid De Clercq was an excellent Master of Ceremony and she prepared the graduates very well by showing them how to wear the academic cap and by giving clear instructions. Dr. Gerard Puccio, chair of the International Center for Studies in Creativity in Buffalo, was in Amsterdam for this ceremony, which had traditional elements and unique parts to memorize this special moment. Dr. Puccio passed on the light, as a symbol of creative leadership, to Branko Broekman, director of ICSC’s program in Europe. And Branko invited the graduates to ignite creativity in Europe by passing the light to them one by one.

Gerard passing the light to BrankoYves De Smet - passing the light

Pamela Pauwels - igniting creativityIt was a cheerful and memorable day and we wish our graduates all the best igniting creativity!

graduation cohort Euriginals

Want to see more? Here’s a video impression of the projects’ presentation and graduation celebration.

Want to be part of the next cohort? Applications are still open. Consult this site to learn more about ICSC’s program in Europe.


Photo credits: Jeannette Schols