Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

Seats are limited and confirmation of attendance will be required in advance of the session.


What if you could learn the critical mindsets and skills required to dramatically improve your innovation capacity? What if you could tackle significant real-world challenges faced by your organization in more creative ways? 

The Strategies for Creative Problem Solving is not your typical workshop. It’s an energizing, high-impact, interactive experience designed to systematically unlock the creative potential of each participant in order to solve complex problems, seize opportunities and realize profound economic success! You will learn how to think differently through an ideation framework that can be deployed to solve any challenge, big or small. 

In this full-day workshop, you will learn the core mindsets of an innovator required to effectively succeed in today’s hyper-competitive environment. Unlike traditional learning workshops focused on theory, this workshop will apply proven methodologies and techniques to solve real-world business challenges and opportunities! You will walk away with a unique set of tools that you can begin to use immediately to create revolutionary new products and services and create disruption in your industry…and ideas to help solve your business’ greatest challenge!

Who is this workshop for? 
This workshop is designed for teams and individuals who seek to unlock their creativity and apply it toward solving marketing challenges and opportunities. Whether you already work in a “creative” industry or are looking for creativity and innovation to drive new competitive advantages for your business, Strategies for Creative Problem-Solving workshop will provide you with a structured framework to inspire your imagination and generate hundreds of new breakthrough ideas!

Download the full benefits here

  • Making the Case for Creativity (20 min)
  • Energizer (10 min)
  • Mindset #1: Every Barrier Can Be Penetrated (45 min)
  • Break (10 min)
  • Energizer (5 min)
  • Mindset #2: Video Killed the Radio Star (45 min)
  • Teambuilding (25 min)
  • Lunch (30 min)
  • Energizer (5 min)
  • Mindset #3: Change the Rules to Get the Jewels (45 min)
  • Energizer (10 min)
  • Mindset #4: Seek the Unexpected (45 min)
  • Mindset #5: Fall Seven, Stand Eight (45 min)
  • Break (10 min)
  • Problem Solving Process: Empathy (40 min)
  • Problem Solving Process: Strategic Canvas (20 min)
  • Problem Solving Process: Prototyping (30 min)
  • Closing (35 min)


Start: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00am

End: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:00pm


Reed Smith LLP
1301 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Registration Pricing

Client-Side Tier Platinum Tier Gold Tier Silver Tier Individual Nonmember
Strategies for Creative Problem Solving Client-Side Tier $0 Platinum Tier $0 Gold Tier $499 Silver Tier $599 Individual $799 Nonmember $799



Kaiser Yang

CEO & Co-Founder, Platypus Labs

Kaiser Yang is the CEO of Platypus Labs, a consultancy he created to help organizations systematically build a culture or innovation in order to solve complex problems and drive measurable results. Prior to Platypus Labs, he was at the forefront of the digital transformation, holding senior leadership roles at both tech startups and large, global organizations.

Over the last 16 years, Kaiser served as Managing Director for both HelloWorld, Foresee and PrizeLogic, leading large-scale digital marketing programs in 81 countries for Fortune 100 clients such as Microsoft, Disney, Amazon, and Nike. Kaiser's broad-based experience in sales, client service, technology, operations, and marketing help him serve clients today with a multi-disciplinary approach. Prior to leading and growing startups, Kaiser held leadership roles at Nortel, Dole Foods Japan, and United Technologies. Kaiser holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.


Sara Frasca

VP, Innovation Enablement, Platypus Labs

Sara is Vice President of Innovation Enablement at Platypus Labs, a global innovation enablement, invention, and consulting firm. She helps leading organizations cultivate human imagination, build a culture of innovation, and solve complex problems in creative ways. Sara is a go-to resource for leaders seeking competitive advantage and sustainable success by harnessing innovation.

She started her career at General Mills, helping to build and launch a variety of successful brands. As an Account Director at HelloWorld, she was at the forefront of the digital boom, strategically leading Fortune 500 clients through their transformation. In 2014, she decided to harness her entrepreneurial spirit, leading to the launch of Trasca & Co Eatery, a hyper-successful business in Jacksonville, Florida.

Her passion for creativity and service, mixed with her corporate and start-up experience make her a great asset to help organizations navigate a multitude of business challenges. Sara was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Jacksonville, Florida and sits on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business.