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Maggie Dugan is an international business and innovation facilitator/consultant based in Paris, France.

Dugan has over fifteen years of experience in broadcasting as a journalist, a marketer and a manager. She was Director of Marketing, Advertising and Promotion for WAAF-FM, and then started a promotion-consulting firm, working with over two dozen radio stations. She was President of the American Comedy Network, and Vice President of its parent company, NewCity Communications. She moved to Europe in 1992 and, based in Switzerland, worked as Marketing Director for Central and Eastern Europe for United Press International. Dugan also spent a year living and working in Hong Kong before moving to Paris to become Vice-President of Emmis International, responsible for the development of investment opportunities in international media throughout Europe.

Dugan began to explore the themes of creativity, innovation, leadership and team building in 1988 when she first became involved with the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), sponsored by the Creative Education Foundation. In 1993, after completing the Leadership Training Program sponsored by the institute, she was invited to be a member of the leadership, and continues to serve on the faculty of the institute. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Creative Education Foundation from 1998 until 2003, and was Vice-President of this Board in 2002-2003. She was awarded the organization's Distinguished Leader Award in 1999.

Since 1998 Dugan has worked as a business innovation consultant, facilitating idea-generation sessions, creativity training, leadership workshops and train-the-trainer programs in the United States and throughout Europe. Her clients have included: Andersen Consulting, Astra-Zeneca, AT Kearney, Baxter BioScience, Business Objects, Brand Advocate, Bic Pens, BNP Paribas, Body Shop, Brown-Forman/Southern Comfort, Cartier, Coca-Cola International, Danone, De Agostini, Dole, Evian, Givenchy, Haagen Dazs, IFF, IFAD, ILOG, Intuition, Kellogg's, Kronenbourg, Martini, Microsoft, Montblanc, Nature & Decouvertes, Nespresso, Nestle Waters, Oenobiol, Sensory Spectrum, Spotless, Symrise, Takasago, Total/Elf, University of Greenwich Business School, and the World Bank/CGAP.

Dugan has been a leader/presenter at creativity conferences worldwide, including the South African Creativity Conference, Creativity Istanbul, and the Intercultural Creativity conference in Brighton, UK. She has been a facilitator at the CREA European Creativity Conference, in Italy every year since its inception in 2003. (See more about CREA.)

Dugan developed and produced an audio program that helps individuals use the creative problem solving process (CPS) on their own to address personal and professional challenges. The program, titled Brainstorm Alone is marketed through the Creative Education Foundation.

Dugan has also been a facilitator at the Leadership Training Camp for young adults, sponsored by Village Camps in Leysin, Switzerland, facilitating one and two-day workshops for both their summer program and for weekend creative leadership workshops at International Schools throughout Europe.

Dugan is a graduate of Brown University with an A.B. in History and an A.B. in Semiotics.

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