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2/3/17 Nancy Napier

Dr. Nancy NapierCreativity in Unexpected Places

Nancy Napier, Distinguished Professor
Boise State University
February 3, 2017  – Noon – 1:00
ENGR 110

About the Presentation

Think only artists are creative? Think again. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to generate cool ideas in under 10 minutes and how leaders of organizations from football to law enforcement use creativity. So get ready to have fun and learn something a bit different than thermodynamics!

About the Speaker

Nancy K. Napier is Distinguished Professor, Boise State University (USA) and an Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark. She was a former Associate Dean and Department Chairman in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State, and Executive Director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation.

Her research and experience is wide ranging, from managing Boise State’s $8.5 million nine-year capacity building project at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam, to working with multi-sector groups on how to boost creativity and performance. Two of her books about creativity are Insight (2010), and The Creative Discipline (2008).  In addition, she co-authored LIVEculture: How Creative Leaders Grow the Cultures They Want (2015), with a “gang” of highly creative, high performing leaders from very different fields, ranging from university sports to law enforcement to software and theater.  She has published in academic and practitioner journals, ranging from Journal of International Business and Creativity and Innovation Management to Organizational Dynamics and Human Resource Management.

She was a co-founder and host of Idaho Business Matters, a weekday radio program on Boise State Public Radio, and contributed a blog to Psychology Today and Forbes Vietnam.  She now writes a weekly blog/column for the Idaho Statesman on creativity and leadership. Visit her website at

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