Renee Kosiarek is an Assistant Professor and Program Director at North Central College with extensive experience teaching creativity, conflict resolution and leadership. She designed and taught Creativity, Leadership & Change as a seminar for North Central College, and also taught Creativity & Innovation courses at DePaul University. Renee has clerked for a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, served on the board of directors for a nonprofit, and worked as an attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. She is a Business Volunteer for the Arts, and has helped craft strategic plans and visions for nonprofits in the Chicago area. She has been published in the American Bar Association’s The Young Lawyer and been quoted in ESPN Magazine. Her book, The New Leader: Harnessing The Power of Creativity to Produce Change, was published by Business Expert Press in 2016. Renee is an active member of her community, having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for lung cancer research and awareness. She believes in the power of creativity to enhance change, and hopes to inspire leaders to bring greater creativity and evidence based decision making into their organizations.