Training Benefits & Deliverables:

  • Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving training
  • Generate more creative ideas with creative problem solving training
  • Learn and apply creative thinking techniques to problem solving
  • Use tools and a structured process for solving problems
  • Apply the creative problem solving process to other improvement areas
  • Foster an innovative environment in your workplace with creative problem solving training
  • Recognize and remove barriers to individual and group creativity
  • Learn a simple process to first discern the root causes of a problem
  • Use expansive thinking to generate a large array of ideas
  • Create and then focus a team on a specific, shared problem definition
  • Prioritize options more effectively with creative problem solving training
  • Leverage your personal thinking preferences using cutting-edge tools and techniques

Course Outline:

I. Overcome Barriers to Creativity

  1. Organizational barriers to creativity
  2. Personal barriers to creativity
  3. Interpersonal barriers to creativity
  4. Technological barriers to creativity
  5. Organizational benefits of creativity
  6. Personal and professional benefits of creativity

II. Enhancing Organizational Creativity with Creative Problem Solving Training

  1. Characteristics of creative organizations
  2. Characteristics of creative individual problem solvers
  3. Defining creativity and initiative
  4. Rules of creativity on the job
  5. Creativity as a learned behavior at work
  6. Questioning techniques help people see the bigger picture
  7. The manager’s role in supporting creativity

III.  Creative Problem Solving & Implementation

  1. The creative problem solving process
    1. Focus: Define, prioritize and analyze the problem
    2. Idea generation: Generating creative and useful ideas, approaches and solutions
    3. Decision making: Making the best possible decision
    4. Implementation: Ensure that solutions are implemented
  2. Roadmap of creative problem solving
  3. Problem solving goal setting
  4. Action planning for creative problem solving
  5. Establish the correct priorities
  6. Being a proactive change agent
  7. Improved listening and other communication skills
  8. Unleashing employee creativity
  9. Enhancing creative skills and behaviors
  10. Discovering individual creativity
  11. Establishing creativity role models
  12. Transform your creativity into practical business solutions
  13. Develop an individual action plan for improvement
  14. Develop your skills as a critical thinker and problem solver

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