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.

Course objectives

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 creative thinking 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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Standard UK course pricing - creativity and innovation

The pricing below is for delivering the creativity and innovation course on a weekday, for the specified number of participants. Prices exclude travel expenses and optional workbook printing. We supply a free PDF for our client to print the training materials.

One-day course…
  • 3-4 participants £895 +VAT
  • 5-6 participants £950 +VAT
  • 7-12 participants £995 +VAT
Type of course: In-house

Our creativity and innovation course is run at the business premises of our client, on an agreed date. The minimum number of course participants is 3, read why.

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What's included

Our prices already include some tailoring of the course to your business needs, as standard. For example, we will embed your own work-based scenarios into the training, at no additional cost. Alternatively, to discuss a fully bespoke course…

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Discount pricing

Some additional discounts are available for not-for-profit organisations, the NHS and Public Sector, as well as registered charities…

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In-House Training Locations

We deliver in-house creativity and innovation training for companies right across the UK and have local trainers covering 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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  • Developing Creativity – contains tips for encouraging innovation, creative thinking skills and problem solving.

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Minimum No. of Course Participants is 3, read why