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  • Personal Development Series

    Is it Possible to Teach Creative Problem-Solving Skills?

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    • Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Brokering, Connecting, and Linking; Teaching, Training, and Educating
    • Fee: Free (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Creative problem solving is increasingly in demand from employers. How do we foster that type of thinking and grow that skillset in students?

      The Princeton University Career Services office has developed a five-step rubric of transformational logic to better understand how to solve problems creatively. Learn how to use the rubric and continue through the development process to the second step, interlude for scanning, which is – a mental state that allows reasoning to gain control over analytical thinking. End with practical suggestions for encouraging this type of thinking.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Analyze the difference between a technical solution and a creative or transformational solution;
      • Apply the five-step template for understanding how creative problem solving occurs; and
      • Construct practical approaches to encourage students’ creative problem-solving skills
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the Personal Development Series: Is it Possible to Teach Creative Problem-Solving Skills? 9.25.18 listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. The presentation and supplemental materials can be accessed in “View Course.” Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will also be available in the Learning Platform within five (5) business days of the webinar’s completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program, and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenter

      Matt Frawley

      Matt Frawley, Senior Associate Director, Princeton University Career Services

      Frawley is the senior associate director for the education and programming team at Princeton University Career Services. He was previously the director of student life for eight years in one of Princeton’s residential colleges and a lecturer in the religion department for six years. Frawley received his Ph.D. in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary with a focus on the 19th century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Frawley facilitates workshops on a number of topics, including creative problem solving, during which he incorporates the works of Kierkegaard, Michael Polanyi, and James Loder.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      NBCC – 1 clock hour; Credit will be issued to the named registrant upon verification of attendance by the named registrant.


      NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.