Elective courses are courses that can be chosen freely, provided that the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) faculty approves of the desired course. You must complete a total of 3 electives by the end of Block Six.

Possible options, however not exclusive, are described here.


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Creativity Expert Exchange, Buffalo, NY
The International Center for Studies in Creativity organizes an annual conference to offer the creativity community the Creativity Expert Exchange (CEE) conference experience. CEE serves as a vehicle to involve alumni, students, faculty and other creativity experts in a vibrant community dedicated to supporting one another’s learning and practice.
The conference consists of a variety of workshops as well as social events to provide ample opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues, be reenergized by the exciting advances of our community, and feel refreshed by the creative, supportive environment that defines the ICSC experience.


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CREA Conference, Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera
One of the main international conferences on creativity, innovation and leadership. Since 2003, every April CREA offers its innovative programs and workshops and allows time and space to be creative, while learning how to live and work creatively. Sestri Levante, Italy is the setting for this unique mix of people, cultures and ideas. Through a broad array of programs and workshops focused on creativity and innovation as well as through other activities, such as the labyrinth, biodance, drumming, meditation tent and more. Participants will learn the latest models and theories in creativity, along with new tools and techniques for applying them to daily life and work. As well, a variety of 90-minute workshops (Expos) offer participants a chance to customize their learning throughout the conference.


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FourSight certification workshop
The workshop allows to get fully equipped to deliver FourSight to individuals, groups and teams. This 2-day course is a perfect fit for innovation consultants, HR and OD specialists, executive coaches and team leaders who are looking for a tool to unleash creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. From time-to-time FourSight Certification is offered as part of the CREA and CEE conferences. Additionally, arrangements may be made for FourSight certification when there is sufficient interest among students.