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CCN January 2015 Meeting: Creativity for Consultants

  • 14 Jan 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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Creativity for Consultants

John Newport and Roman Bielski

Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM

Creativity is a key for a successful consultant. Creativity in finding work year after year, creativity in preparing proposals, creativity in negotiating contracts and creativity in solving problems i.e.meeting the clients objectives .The speakers will review some established techniques for enhancing creativity such as lateral thinking, brainstorming, oblique strategies, mind maps, idea pads and lead a discussion with the audience as what has worked for them so we can all benefit from each others successes and failures.

Dr. Roman Bielski, present Chair of CCN, has been a chemical consultant for a dozen years. In the process he developed a formulation for an oral device, new reactions for synthesizing sugars, a technology to transform tires and other polymers into fuels, carbohydrate waste into HMF and other technologies. He co-edited two books and publishes while being a consultant. He is an expert in phase transfer catalysis, organic and polymer syntheses, formation of fuels from wastes, green chemistry and applications of polymers including micro and nanoencapsulation.

Dr. John Newport, immediate past Chair of CCN, provides consulting and R&D services through Chemventive LLC and ChemInnoLab LLC, in which he is a partner. Previous to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at Hercules Incorporated where, in his 34 year career there, he worked on the R&D side of the fibers, film, RIM, resins and paper chemicals businesses. His areas of expertise cover polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, emulsions, rheology and transport phenomena.


The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.From I-76 drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about .14 mi/750 ft). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to right of Valley Press printing). In one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane. If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524 or 610-667-4524, ext. 312.  

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Option 1 - Online reservation: Use this page to make a reservation and pay online.  If you choose to make the reservation offline, follow the instructions for Option 2 below.

Option 2 - Offline reservation: To make or cancel a dinner reservation, e-mail or call the ACS office at 215-382-1589 (leave message on voicemail if necessary). Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $25. Dietary restrictions accommodated on a limited basis. There is no charge for talk only, but registration is suggested using contact information above.

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