ICPS Director Gary Clifford Travels to Boston to represent Bangor University’s Law School at Harvard University

On September 13-14, Gary Clifford traveled to Boston to attend a professional development program called, ‘Creative Thinking: Innovative Solutions to Complex Challenges’ at the world-famous Harvard University. Gary Clifford Harvard UniversityGary Clifford Harvard University


The Innovative Solutions to Complex Challenges program at Harvard University is a two-day program that focuses on how to build a competitive advantage by fostering a creative culture that sparks inspiration, collaboration, and innovation.


As part of the program all participants examined how the creative process works in real-world business scenarios, and in parallel, learned how to craft innovative solutions to complex business problems. The program also featured a number of team exercises that put participants skills and creative mindsets to the test as they tackle a critical challenge facing today’s organisations.


When asked about the course Gary Clifford, ICPS Director, said, ‘The course was fantastic. I was able to connect to a whole new network of people from around the world. For example, there were 26 class members, 10 different countries represented, 14 different US states, and a wide variety of industries represented”. 


Gary continued by adding, “I was recently shortlisted for a National Award as a Future Leader for Wales (June, 2016), and I envisaged that this Creative Thinking programme would allow me to further develop as a leader of people, of ideas and improve my own performance, so that I can positively influence others in a way that generates valuable/meaningful results. I would like to thank Lowri Owen, Bangor University, Prof. Dermot Cahill and Santander for supporting my application, and helping me tick off an item that has been on my bucket list for a very long time”.


This program was part-funded by Santander Universities Enterprise Mobility Award.

Publication date: 13 September 2017