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What is creative thinking? Sir Ken Robinson describes it as 'having ideas that add value'. It is becoming generally accepted that in these uncertain times, the ability to think in new and innovative ways is essential to not only survive but thrive when facing future challenges.
There is a well known saying, 'if you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got'. There is an important addition to this and it is, 'if you always think what you have always thought….you will always do what you have always done'.
This course is for you if you want to find new methods of creating, discovering and evaluating ideas that can truly add value to you, your team and your organisation.
Creativity is recognized as a key success driver for organizations and individuals. While some consider creativity an innate talent that one may or may not have, the modern prevalent thinking is that it is a skill which, given the right nurturing environment, can be developed and harnessed by anyone in any organization.
In this course we analyze the conditions necessary to build such an environment. Through the use of examples from the worlds of business, art and science and with the practical methods such as brainstorming, mind mapping and others, we give participants the instruments they need to transform their life, their environment and their workplace.
This course uses a mix of interactive techniques which, in addition to brief presentations by the consultant, include self awareness tests, exercises using newly learned creative techniques, games, lateral thinking exercises and puzzles, case studies, and video clips with extensive debriefs.
What Do Participants Learn?
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Assess their potential for creativity and innovation
Apply creative thinking skills and methods in work related or personal situations
Practice thinking in non-conventional ways by thinking out of the box, using mind mapping, picture associations and other methods
Employ a variety of creative thinking strategies in the workplace
Create a pleasant work environment conducive to creativity for self and others
Who Should Attend?
Supervisors, managers, team and project leaders, and all individuals who need to adopt a more creative approach in life or at work, whether to solve problems, come up with new initiatives, initiate and introduce changes, or deal with personal or organizational issues in non-conventional ways. The course will also benefit anyone interested in recognizing and developing their own or a group's creative potential.
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Section One :The Basics of Creative Behaviour
Creativity: The process and the being
Creativity vs. Innovation
The Creative Process
Top Creative Locks
The Creative Being
Introduction to the 6 ‘I’s of creative thinking Personal Barriers
How to overcome the Barriers
Section Two : Preparation for Creative Thinking
Clarifying the Problem
Organizing a Process
Turning Problems into Opportunities
Facts, Feelings, and Hunches
Problems as Questions
What Kind of Problem do You Have?
Escaping the Paradigm Trap
Understanding What is a Paradigm
How to Work within a Paradigm
Learning to Escape from a Paradigm and Try Something New
Section Three: Way to Creative Thinking
A.PREPARATION TO RESEARCH
Gather Data and Investigate the Specific Characteristics of the Problem, Its contexts, Products, Competitors, etc.