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Quick Look Course Summary:Innovation & Creative Thinking Training Course
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  • Length: 1 day(s)

  • Price (at your venue): 1 Person R 3,982.50 EX VAT 3 Person R 2,729.81 EX VAT 10 Person R 1,885.40 EX VAT

  • Certification Type:Accredited

  • Locations & Venues: Off-site or in-house. We train in all major city centres throughout South Africa.

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    Innovation & Creative Thinking Training Course: Introduction

    First off – it’s not a scary world outside the box, but you need to give yourself permission to allow the potential of any solution, no matter how weird it is. If it works for you – it works. Successful problem solvers tend to use the same process to identify and implement solutions to their problems. This workshop will give the participant a broad overview of the creative problem solving process as well as skills you can apply every day. Creative problem solving involves six steps to implement solutions to any kind of problem. In summation these steps are – information gathering, problem definition, generating possible solutions (brainstorming), determining the effectiveness of possible solutions (more brainstorming), selecting the best solution and planning the next course of action.TIP: Here are some ways you can use to gather information :-Conduct interviews.-Identify statistics and study them.-Send questionnaires out to employees, customers or clients concerned with the problem.-Conduct technical experiments.-Observe the procedures or processes in question, first hand.-Create focus groups to discuss the problem. The first step is to gather information, information comes in many types, such as fact or opinion or concept. We then identify key questions that should be asked in any problem solving situation, such as the five W’s we were taught in school. These questions help to accurately define the problem we want to solve. The four tools we use to define the problem makes it possible to address the root cause and brainstorm a possible solution. The last thing we will do in this section is writing a problem statement, this is a skill for resolving problems. Next in the workshop, we will prepare to brainstorm, but we have to get one or two issues out of the way first. We must remove any mental brain blocks, these include emotions, distractions, assumptions, culture limitations and communication difficulties. Once we have stimulated our creativity by taking a short break, we can go ahead and start to generate solutions. Two additional skills are taught at this juncture, brain writing and brain mapping, they enhance the brainstorming session even further. We will discuss and practice the Dunker diagram and we will learn what the morphological matrix is and what part it plats in creative problem solving. Now
    that we have a hundred possible solutions on the table, it’s time to weed out the weakest solutions and begin to analyze and selecting a solution. We identify the criteria needed for a solution, such time and cost and further narrow down our possible solutions. We are ready to select a solution now. This entails implementing, evaluating and possibly adapting the solution. We round off the workshop with teaching participants to record the lessons learnt in brainstorming, how to plan a follow up meeting and of course, we celebrate your success with you.

    Innovation & Creative Thinking Training Course Course :Course Outline

    1. Introduction
    Topics for later discussion
    Topics for discussion
    Pre workshop review
    Workshop objectives

    2. Defining creativity
    Divergent thinking
    Problem solving
    Imagination and inspiration
    Creating something from nothing
    Case study

    3. Becoming inspired
    Introspection
    Reading more
    Removing the mental block
    Art inspires art
    Case study

    4. Procrastination
    Get rid of clutter
    Self-Imposed limitations
    Build on success
    Don’t begin at the beginning
    Case study

    5. The Creative mindset (1)
    Have an open mind
    Do not judge
    Positive frame of mind
    Ask questions
    Case study

    6. The Creative Mindset (2)
    Make associations
    Keep a journal
    Question assumptions
    Creative confidence
    Case study

    7. Curiosity
    Spark your curiosity
    Engine of creativity
    Engage with others
    Ask open ended questions
    Case study

    8. Take risks
    Be confident
    Afraid of failure
    Fake it till you make it
    Afraid of judgement
    Case study

    9. Think like a child
    Daydream
    Be curious
    Play games
    Experiment
    Case study

    10. Environmental factors
    Work area
    Additional environments
    Get enough sleep
    Variables
    Case study

    11. Individual brainstorming
    Generate ideas
    Mind mapping
    Visualisation
    Organise and bring ideas together
    Case study

    12. Topics not discussed
    Lessons learned
    Completion of action plans and evaluation
    Post workshop overview

    Innovation & Creative Thinking Training Course Course: Course Duration

    1 day/s

    Who should attend: Innovation & Creative Thinking Training Course Course

    This is a self-enrichment course, intended for anybody who wants to learn how to think outside the box.

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