DEVELOPING BREAKTHROUGH IN PRACTICAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS

DEVELOPING BREAKTHROUGH IN PRACTICAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS

INTRODUCTION FOR DEVELOPING BREAKTHROUGH IN PRACTICAL CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION FOR LEADERS AND MANAGERS

What do businesses need today? A new way of thinking that opens a door they didn’t even know existed. A way of thinking that seeks a solution to an intractable problem through unorthodox or rational methods or elements that would normally be ignored by logical thinking. They need to Develop Breakthrough in Practical Creativity and Innovation.

Creativity and innovation are integral to an organization’s ability to survive and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.  This course provides participants with an understanding of how creativity and innovation can be facilitated and managed in a work setting.  Participants will learn about theoretical conceptualizations of creativity and innovation as well as practical applications involved in fostering creativity and innovation in the workplace.  Participants will be expected to play an active role in learning through class exercises, class discussions, dialogue with guest speaker, and presentations about real (or planned) innovations in organizations; whether it be to increase output, enhance productivity, efficiency or cost effectiveness.

Creative thinking is not a talent; it’s a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities, which improves creativity and innovation, which leads to increased productivity and profit.  This intensive workshop is an inspirational two-day creativity and innovation training course to develop creative thinking – for managers and work team-leaders. This workshop incorporates tools and ideas used in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) that makes a real difference by enhancing and developing your skills in creativity and innovation to achieve significant results.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE

You will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Break-through thinking patterns to generate new practical ideas
  • Constructively challenge your organization’s current thinking strategy
  • Turn problems and issues into real opportunities.
  • The opportunity to apply the practical methods and tools to generate ideas for improving areas of their own work.

 

COURSE CONTENT

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

  • Recognizing left and right brain thinking
  • Identifying how creative we are
  • Individual creative thinking exercise, group review and self assessment questionnaire

 

Enabling and developing creativity

  • Advance easy-to-use techniques to develop creativity
  • Identifying ways to further develop creative thinking
  • Individual practical exercises and group review

 

Analyzing and looking around the problem

  • Solving business problems
  • Force-Field Analysis
  • Facilitator presentation, group exercises with review and discussion

 

Creating innovative ideas

  • Managed brainstorming – Nominal Group Technique
  • Reversed brainstorming
  • Role playing
  • Forcing associations
  • Charette technique
  • Three mindsets
  • SCAMPER
  • 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

 

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Date

Jul 24 - 25 2024

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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