5-minute radio interview about World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 and World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 http://www.mountainfm.ca/2017/04/17/world-creativity-innovation-week-2/. With Rob Murray of 106.5 Mountain FM and WCID founder, Marci Segal.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Marci moved to Buffalo NY in 1977 to study creativity at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She studied with Ruth B. Noller and Sid J. Parnes. Marci holds the program’s first accredited minor and their master’s degree in Creativity and Change Leadership and is the first Canadian to hold this paired designation. Her undergraduate major was in cultural anthropology.
Marci was driven to study creativity after working for the Canadian federal government. Her goal was to achieve a masters degree in creative studies, then return to Canada to help the civil service become a better place to work.
Her consulting and speaking frees people’s thinking so they can create new futures. Studies in Creativity influence Marci’s framework, along with Carl Jung’s model of perception, judgment, and archetypes, Linda Berens’ work on Temperament and Interaction Styles, Barry Oshry’s systems work and Foursight. She has consulted with many leading organizations including NASA, the Ontario Public Service, PHD Canada, Ricoh and Bosch.
When she wrote Creativity and Personality Type: Tools for understanding and appreciating them many voices of creativity in 2001 (Telos) people began to notice the many different expressions of creativity and how to facilitate everyone’s ability to generate new ideas, make new decisions, take new actions and create new outcomes. This was the same year World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 was born, and has remained her passion project ever since.
Marci has been a senior faculty member at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (1980 – 2010), an MBTI ® instrument qualifying instructor (1993–2006) and was sessional faculty at Canada’s Ontario College of Art and Design (2006-7). She sat on the board of the American Creativity Association and was a member of and presenter at the World Future Society for many years. She has spoken worldwide at other conferences and events, including TedXCanmore in 2015.
Marci moved to Canmore, Alberta, in 2014.