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. Also available as a ‘bite-size’ virtual course, run collaboratively via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

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. Real life work problems and opportunities can also be built into the training, to help generate some ideas and potential solutions that can be implemented at work.

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

Course objectives

By the end of this creativity and innovation 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 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

Defining creativity & innovation

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

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 and developing creativity

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

Analysing and looking around the problem

  • Solving business problems
  • STACK and STEEPLE techniques
  • Facilitator presentation, group exercises with review and discussion

Creating innovative ideas

  • Managed brainstorming
  • Reversed brainstorming
  • Role playing
  • Forcing associations
  • Charette technique
  • Three mindsets
  • Facilitator demonstration of techniques, small group exercise

Selecting appropriate solutions

  • The Impact-Ability Matrix
  • Facilitator demonstration of technique, small group exercise

Ensuring the right solution

  • Reverse Ishikawa diagram
  • Facilitator demonstration of technique, small group exercise

Next steps

  • Review of learning
  • Course feedback

The training will be supported with:

  • Participant pre-course video and mini case study
  • A participant journal with tips, techniques and space for personal notes. For a sustainable solution, we offer editable journals for online use
  • Participant and Manager Coaching Guide to help embed the learning

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