Creative Thinking

Learning Path: Workplace Skills Builder

Duration: 2 Day(s).

Course Overview

Alongside smart decision-making, creative thinking and innovation are highly-valued qualities in the workplace. We seek creative solutions from our providers and our employees to find our competitive edge and grow our organizations. Creativity is not just about the ability to paint a masterpiece, write a novel, direct a movie, or play a symphony.  What we often don’t see is how creative we are when we stretch a tight budget at work, solve a customer’s problem, or prepare a holiday feast.
Some people seem to be overflowing with creativity. Others struggle to think outside the box. Many others have their moments of brilliance and shine with creative ideas. Whether we think of ourselves as creative people or not, all of us have the potential. Creativity relies on a mind open to exploring something different. It also takes practice. In this workshop, you will explore a wide range of techniques to help you puzzle through situations, learn how to solve both simple and complex problems, and discover your creativity.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between creativity and innovation
  • Appreciate their own creative potential
  • Learn and apply problem-solving techniques
  • Learn and apply creative thinking methods
  • Use individual and group techniques to produce creative ideas and make decisions

Target Audience
Employees seeking professionalism and long-term career success

Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Building Your Foundation for Creative Thinking
What Are Creativity and Innovation?
Know Your Creative Potential
Unit Two: Designing Your Creative Space and time
What Does Your Creative Environment Look Like?
Unit Three: The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Birth of the Four Seasons: A Case Study
Unit Four: Where Does Creativity Fit into the Problem-Solving Process?
Problem-Solving Models
Phase 1 – Identify the Problem
Phase 2 – Decision-Making
Phase 3 - Planning and Implementing
Unit Five: Defining the Problem – Step One to Solving It
Eight Tips to Define a Problem
Tie It All Together
Using the Power of Eight
Unit Six: Exploring Creative Thinking Techniques
Using the RAP Model
Using the Shoe Swap Technique
Using Mind Mapping
Using Metaphors and Analogies
Using Situation/Solution Reversal
Tuning in to the Nine Intelligences
Unit Seven: Encouraging Creative Team Thinking
Using the Stepladder Technique
Using the Slip Writing Technique
Unit Eight: Use Your New Creative Thinking Skills
Leena Luck and the Case of the Software Upgrade

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