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Steven Dahlberg
Director, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination

Steven Dahlberg is director of the Connecticut-based International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, a firm dedicated to applying creativity to improve the well-being of individuals, organizations and communities. Dahlberg has more than 20 years of experience promoting and teaching creative thinking and problem solving in the United States, South Africa, Europe and Asia. He collaborates regularly with artists, scientists, business people, educators, museum professionals, community leaders and others to help people deliberately unleash and harness their creative thinking skills. Clients apply their creativity to engaging people in their community, building partnerships and teams, integrating creativity into learning, improving innovation, developing new products, enhancing communications and marketing, doing creative problem solving, providing professional development, and linking public art and creativity. 

Dahlberg served as associate director and faculty member in the Creative Community Building Program at the University of Connecticut, where he co-developed and taught the "Creativity + Social Change" undergraduate course. He's served as an adviser to the Guggenheim Museum's "The Art of Problem Solving" research project and has also worked with corporations, schools, nonprofits, government agencies and communities including Americans for the Arts, Guggenheim Museum, Danbury Public Schools, HJ Heinz, Seagate Technology, 3M, PDMA, VNU Business Media, Yahoo-sponsored Creativity and Cognition workshop, General Mills, Rhode Island College, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Americans for Libraries Council, University of Connecticut, Center for Learning in Retirement, Creativity Beyond Borders, Hartford Public Library, WindhamARTS Center, University of St. Thomas, and World Knowledge Forum (South Korea). 

Teaching Includes:

  • University of Connecticut - Center for Continuing Studies - General Studies: 
    Creativity + Social Change

  • Quinebaug Valley Community College - Undergraduate Creativity Course for Incarcerated Men: 
    Principles of Problem Solving

  • Rhode Island College - Nonprofit Studies Program

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Master of Arts in Education Program: 
    Creativity

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Master of Arts in Education Program: 
    Applied Creativity: Composing a Purposeful Life

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Master of Arts in Education Program: 
    Unlocking Your Creativity

  • Guest Lectures at Several Universities

Previously, he was head of the Creative Education Foundation (CEF), director of CEF's annual Creative Problem Solving Institute, program and communications director of the Institute for Creative Studies, and adviser to two long-time toy inventors who launched a creativity consulting business. He was program manager and associate editor at the global publishing company, VNU, where he developed international training and online learning conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia. 

Dahlberg authored the foreword to Education is Everybodyís Business: A Wake-Up Call to Advocates of Educational Change and his articles have appeared in Training magazine, Knowledge Management News magazine, Global Knowledge Review, Breakpoint creativity newsletter, and Creative Training Techniques among others. He has been heard on multiple radio programs and he edits the ageing as exile? and Applied Imagination blogs. He holds a bachelorís degree in journalism and bioethics from the University of St. Thomas, and currently is completing a graduate certificate in gerontology at the University of Connecticut. Dahlberg was a founding partner in Elder Care Expos, LLC.

To Contact:
New Milford, Connecticut, USA
info [at] appliedimagination [dot] org (send)
+1 612 432 5442

 

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