Professor Denis R. Berkson is the nationally known Creative Crusader. Professor Berkson is considered one of the country's leading authorities in the field of creative thinking. He is the author of "The Different Drummer Handbook" and "The Ten Demandments of Creativity". He was the chairman of the Oakton Community College Performing Arts Department for over thirty years, during which time he was named Teacher of the Year. He is a two time winner of the "National Excellence in Teaching Award" and is the past president of Wordplay and Associates Communications Company.
Denis has conducted workshops, seminars, and keynotes addresses for leading businesses and Universities including: Northwestern University, National Lewis University, University of Illinois, Texas A&M University, Vassar College, Nordstrom, Kraft Foods, Hallmark Cards, Marriott International, Hilton International, and Gerber Foods. He has also been a presenter at a diverse array of conferences including: The International Sales and Marketing Conference, The National Braille Association, United Cerebral Palsy, The Midwest Autism Society, University of Utah Hospitals, The Network of Women Entrepreneurs, and The Center for Early Childhood learning.
Professor Berkson is also the creative consultant for the national stage production of Handicap This! a show that helps people of all ages breakdown personal barriers to achieve their potential.
Denis has teamed up with Dr. Robert Frank , best selling author of "The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child" and founder of "Stay at Home Dad's Monvement" in presenting workshops and keynotes for parents and children with special needs and special dreams.