Creativity, Problem Solving & Innovation

1 Day Course

Programme Objective

To learn practical strategies for being innovative and solving real work problems in a creative way

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Determine their strengths in the area of creativity and innovation and how to apply both creativity and innovation to their work
  • Outline a process for creativity and innovation and to determine what is preventing them from reaching their creative potential
  • Draw on a menu of tools and techniques for bringing out the creative potential of others.

Programme Outline

  • Difference between Creativity and Innovation
  • Why Individuals and Organisations need to be Creative
  • Exercises for Strengthening your Creative Muscle
  • Bringing out Creativity in Groups
  • Creativity Assessment – How creative am I
  • Creativity Framework
  • Creativity & Innovation Process
  • Right Brain vs. Left Brain
  • Bisociation Process – combining ideas to create opportunity
  • Menu of Exercises including

– Stakeholder Mapping Exercise & The Personal Brainstorm

– Mind Mapping & Force-field Analysis

– Reversals & Superheroes

– Voting Exercise & Idea Advocate

– NAF (Novelty, Attractiveness & Feasibility)

– Choices Exercise

– Creative Solutions Process

– Visualisation & The Reticular Activating System

  • Latest research on the Mind and Creativity

Programme Methodology

Experiential based workshops facilitated in a practical and supportive way. Use a combination of group discussion, group & individual exercises, questionnaires and reference to the latest research. Customised role plays and case studies are used where appropriate.

 

Target Audience

For everyone who wants to learn key strategies for being creative and innovative. For anyone in leadership who need to learn tools and techniques to bring out the creativity and innovation in those who work for them. For anyone who recognises the importance of continuous innovation as key to being a success in today’s business world.

Duration

1 day

Number of Participants

The recommended number of participants is 9-12