Director of Centre for Creativity and Entrepreneurial Studies

Rev. Fr Felix-Kingsley Obialo has been the pioneer Director of the Centre for Creativity and Entrepreneurial Studies (CCES) of the Dominican University since February 2020. His task has been to nurture creativity and innovation skills to drive entrepreneurial development through the activities of the Centre among students of the university and others who come to the Centre for one training/benefit or the other or during the Centre’s outreach programmes. He is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, trained as a Creativity Practitioner and the first Nigerian to graduate at the highest level from the International Center for the Study of Creativity (ICSC), State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo State College, where Brainstorming was invented. In addition, he has a PhD in educational evaluation from the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan. His practice has seen him mentor and facilitate cultures of creativity and innovation in the corporate world, among SMEs and Non-Profit Organisations in and outside of Nigeria..
He led the Rotary International Foundation-funded Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention-Nigeria (PLDP), using creative problem-solving skills as an essential ingredient in preventing and coping with depression. He is currently designing curricula for creative leadership for business and organisational stakeholders. He is a fellow of the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and a member of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI).