Creative Thinking Training

Boost idea generation and creativity in the workplace, with this one-day course

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Creativity and Innovation Course

Improve innovation and develop creative thinking in your workplace.

An inspirational one-day creativity and innovation training course to develop creative thinking – for managers and work teams.

To provide managers and specialists with a range of simple creative thinking techniques that they can use to generate ideas and solve problems at work. In addition, real life work problems and opportunities can be built into the creativity course, to help generate some ideas and potential solutions that can be implemented at work.

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Suitable for business teams, this creative thinking course is designed to help enhance creativity and promote the generation of innovative ideas.

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By the end of the creativity training, the participants will have:

  • An understanding of why some people are naturally creative, but also how everyone can develop their creative skills
  • Knowledge of how to use a range of creative thinking methods, tools and techniques to generate ideas and solve problems
  • The opportunity to apply the methods and tools to generate ideas for improving areas of their own work

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Benefits of using a creative approach

  • Facilitator presentation, participant personal introductions and ice breaker

Recognising the difference between creativity & innovation

  • Understanding the cycle of innovation
  • Facilitator presentation and group discussion

Breaking through thought patterns and assumptions

  • Recognising left and right brain thinking
  • Identifying how creative we are
  • Individual creative thinking exercise, group review and self assessment questionnaire

Enabling creativity

  • Simple methods and techniques to develop creativity
  • Identifying ways to further develop creative thinking
  • Individual practical exercises and group review

Methods and tools for generating ideas

  • Brainstorming or blue sky thinking session
  • Reverse brainstorming
  • Sort cards or mind maps
  • Sticky notes/Metaplanning technique
  • Identifying when best to use each idea generation technique
  • Facilitator technique demonstration with group plus learning review

Logical versus lateral thinking

  • Recognising the differences between lateral and logical thinking
  • Appreciating our strengths
  • Energiser exercise, short presentation, ‘Message in a bottle” exercise, review

Creative problem solving

  • Creative problem solving techniques
  • Using the problem checklist, “go wild” and 5 whys
  • Applying to work related problems
  • Facilitator demonstration of techniques, pairs or trios exercise

Applying the learning

  • Turning creative ideas into action
  • Small group practical problem solving and creative thinking activities, group feedback and review

Reviewing the learning and next steps

  • Review of learning and action planning

The creativity training will be supported with:

  • an optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading
  • a colour printed workbook with tips, techniques and space for personal notes

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The creativity course is run as “in-house training” at the business premises of our client, anywhere in the UK. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We deliver in-house creative thinking training to companies across the UK, including the following areas:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Exeter and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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Related Articles:
  • Developing Creativity – contains tips for encouraging innovation, creative thinking skills and problem solving.

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Need bespoke creative thinking training?

At KSL Training, all our in-house courses include some tailoring to your business, as standard. For example, we will embed your own work-based scenarios into the training, at no additional cost.

Fully Bespoke Training

To discuss a fully bespoke course call: +44 (0) 1635 890450.

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