Personal Creativity Assessment

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The Personal Creativity Assessment (PCA) is a 62-item assessment that helps participants learn to overcome creativity barriers and enhance creativity enablers.


Are you creative? You probably are; everyone is capable of creative thinking at some level. However, it is revealing to look closely at the barriers and enablers of creativity and to see which ones relate to you. By doing this you can not only gauge how creative your workplace behavior is right now, but you can also identify how to make it more creative.

How It Works

The Personal Creativity Assessment (PCA) allows an individual to quickly determine how they measure up in the realm of creativity. The 62-item assessment correlates to 31 creativity barriers and 31 creativity enablers. The PCA also provides useful instructions on how to either overcome or enhance barriers and enablers. Presented in a non-threatening format, the PCA is an excellent activity to conduct in a workshop or group setting where creativity is an issue.

The leader's guide provides a complete explanation of the rationale behind the PCA, as well as detailed instructions for conducting the assessment. The leader's guide also includes step-by-step guidance for integrating the PCA into a training program. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Creativity by Alex Hiam is also available as a handout for participants.

All levels


20-25 minutes

What to Order

Order one leader's guide per leader and one participant guide per participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Alexander Hiam is a consultant for numerous companies, government groups and non-profits. He has extensive experience in curriculum design, assessment, facilitation, strategic planning, branding, planning, and negotiation. He has a BA from Harvard College in anthropology, and an MBA in marketing and strategic planning from UC Berkeley.

Lynne C. Levesque, Ed. D. is an expert in the field of creativity and leadership with over 20 years of experience consulting, training, and researching. She is the author of "Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents" (Davies- Black: June, 2001), as well as numerous articles and Harvard Business School cases for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review. Ms. Levesque holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an Ed.D. in Creativity from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.