How to Build Creative Synergy in Teams


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Presented by: Amy Climer, PhD
Length of Webinar: 1 hour

CECs/CEUs Available


Webinar Description:

Teams have the potential to be more creative than individuals, if they can achieve creative synergy. Creative synergy is the interactions amongst team members where the collective creative results are greater than the sum of their individual efforts. When teams achieve creative synergy the results can be amazing. However, teams are complex. Many fumble because of lack of purpose, poor team dynamics, or not understanding the creative process. This workshop will reveal recent research identifying three components all teams need in order to achieve creative synergy. Based on this research, the Creative Synergy Scale was designed to help teams assess areas to focus on in order to achieve creative synergy. As experiential educators, we often encourage our clients to be more creative. Understanding the research behind what teams need to innovate will help us lead teams to more successful results.

Presenter Bio:
Amy Climer is the owner of Climer Consulting, where she focuses on helping individuals and teams reach their capacity to be creative. Since 1995, she has worked with hundreds of groups including Outward Bound, several AEE accredited outdoor programs, in the rainforest of Costa Rica, on a ship that sailed around the world, and many boardrooms and conference centers around the U.S. She is the designer of Climer Cards, a tool used to evoke metaphors and generate ideas. She hosts The Deliberate Creative, a weekly podcast on iTunes designed to teach others how to lead innovation in teams. She has a Master’s degree in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire and a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. In 2016, she developed the Creative Synergy Scale to help teams understand how to achieve creative synergy. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Karl Rohnke Creativity Award from AEE. More information about Amy can be found at