BOTi Courses Overview – Creative Problem Solving Training

Course Introduction

In the past few decades, psychologists as well as business individuals alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to utilize the same type of process to understand as well as implement the solutions to their particular problems. This particular process works for any kind of problem, large or small.  This course will give you an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as essential solving problems tools.  Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data, as well as identifying resources will be covered throughout the course.

Course Outline

Key outcomes of this course include:

Component 1: Starting Out
• Activities to break the ice
• Program Objectives
• Housekeeping matters and administration
• The Parking Area

Component 2: The Solving Problems Method
• Exactly What is Creative Solving Problems?
• Exactly What are the Steps in the Creative Solving Process?
• Exactly What is a Problem?

Component 3: Information Gathering
• Comprehending Kinds of Information
• Methods of Gathering Information
• Identifying Essential Queries

Component 4: Problem Definition
• Defining the Problem
• Defining the Present State as well as the Desired State
• Stating as well as Restating the Problem
• Writing the Problem Statement
• Analyzing the Problem
• Determining Where the Problem Originated

Component 5: Preparing for Brainstorming
• Stimulating Creativity
• Removing Mental Blocks
• Identifying Mental Blocks

Component 6: Generating Solutions (I)
• Brainstorming Basics
• Duncker Diagrams
• Brain writing as well as Mind Mapping

Component 7: Generating Solutions (II)
• The Morphological Matrix
• The Blink Method
• The 6 Thinking Hats

Component 8: Analyzing Solutions
• Analyzing Wants as well as Needs
• Utilizing Cost/Benefit Analysis
• Developing Criteria

Component 9: Selecting a Solution
• Paired Comparison Analysis
• Doing a Final Analysis
• Analyzing Potential Problems

Component 10: Planning Your Next Steps
• Identifying Resources
• Identifying Tasks
• Implementing, Evaluating, as well as Adapting

Component 11: Recording Key Learnings
• Identifying Improvements
• Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
• Celebrating achievements

Component 12: Concluding
• Assessment of Parking Area
• Wise Men’s words
• Key Learnings
• Evaluations as well as Completion Of activity Plans

Course duration

1 day

Who should attend

This course is suitable for those individuals who wish to obtain a working knowledge of the creative problem solving process.

Prior learning requirements


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