#CIAWombat

Wombats and Wood Ducks: CIA’s Secrets to Creative Problem Solving

Mar 8, 2019

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

There will be an encore of this session occurring Friday, March 8 at 5:00pm. Hilton Austin Downtown: Salon B

Your creativity has been undercover--let us help you expose your potential! We all face difficult challenges in our work and the Central Intelligence Agency is no different. Under the constraints of stress, deadlines, and routine work, creative thinking becomes a luxury. Thanks to in-house training developed over the last 12 years, when CIA officers are called to solve hard intelligence problems, they have the knowledge and tools to reveal their creativity. This presentation will share examples of creative problem solving in CIA history and introduce four techniques that attendees can use to increase their own solution-generating power.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Jacob Eastham

Central Intelligence Agency

Nyssa Straatveit

Central Intelligence Agency

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
Format:

Dual

Type:

Session

Track:

Cities, Government & Politics

Level:

Beginner