Differences in the way we are creative, solve problems, and ultimately make decisions are related to distinctive patterns of behavior.  This workshop uses the Kirton Adaptation-Innovation Inventory (KAI) to help participants identify their unique cognitive (“thinking”) style and learn how to use this insight to more effectively facilitate team collaboration, creativity and diversity of thought.


  • Gain insight into your characteristic “cognitive style”.
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of how differences in style impact problem-solving and team dynamics.
  • Learn how to utilize your understanding of KAI to collaborate more creatively and effectively.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Feb. 22, Apr. 17
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
North End Center


Lori Baker-Lloyd
Jim MacQueen
University Organizational and Professional Development


$150, includes breakfast and lunch
Payment and Cancellation Information

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Professional Development Certificate.