How It Works
The Personal Creativity Assessment (PCA) allows an individual to quickly determine how they measure up in the realm of creativity. The 62-item assessment correlates to 31 creativity barriers and 31 creativity enablers. The PCA also provides useful instructions on how to either overcome or enhance barriers and enablers. Presented in a non-threatening format, the PCA is an excellent activity to conduct in a workshop or group setting where creativity is an issue.
The leader's guide provides a complete explanation of the rationale behind the PCA, as well as detailed instructions for conducting the assessment. The leader's guide also includes step-by-step guidance for integrating the PCA into a training program. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Creativity by Alex Hiam is also available as a handout for participants.
Alexander Hiam is a consultant for numerous companies, government groups and non-profits. He has extensive experience in curriculum design, assessment, facilitation, strategic planning, branding, planning, and negotiation. He has a BA from Harvard College in anthropology, and an MBA in marketing and strategic planning from UC Berkeley.
Lynne C. Levesque, Ed. D. is an expert in the field of creativity and leadership with over 20 years of experience consulting, training, and researching. She is the author of "Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents" (Davies- Black: June, 2001), as well as numerous articles and Harvard Business School cases for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review. Ms. Levesque holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an Ed.D. in Creativity from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.