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ML003 26 Nov - 30 Nov Houston $2875 Register
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This course is highly recommended for management trainees and professionals who are in decision-making roles.

The modules focus on developing critical and creative thinking skills necessary to analyse and solve problems, make decisions, implement strategies, and formulate important points of view on key academic, social, and professional issues.

The principles of creative thinking are imperative to critical thinking skills. Participants will learn how to evaluate their ideas and how to communicate their points of view to stake-holders persuasively.


Course Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their potential for creativity and innovation
  • Apply creative thinking skills and methods in various personal or work-related situations
  • Practice thinking in non-conventional ways by using mind mapping, picture associations and other techniques
  • Apply a variety of creative thinking strategies in the workplace to their role and tasks
  • Endorse a pleasant work environment conducive to creativity for self and others

Course Outline:

Definition of Creativity

  • Introduction: Creativity and Civilization
  • Defining Invention, Innovation and Creativity
  • Intelligence versus Creativity
  • Some Theories of Creativity
  • Creative People in Action

Understanding the 2 Hemispheres of the Brain

  • Right and Left
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Lateral Thinking in Action
  • Applications of Lateral Thinking

Creativity as a Business Tool

  • The Creative Thinker

Constraints in the Workplace

  • The Creative Manager
  • Three Parts of Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Domain Expertise
  • Creative Ability

Innovation and Organisational Culture

  • The Creative Attitude
  • The Creative Methods
  • Ways of Overcoming Barriers
  • Tips for the Workplace:
  • Developing a Culture of Creativity
  • Exploring the Problem Area
  • Generating Ideas
  • Evaluating Ideas

Critical Thinking

  • Critical Thinking Skills versus Creative Thinking
  • Ancient Greece

Exploring the Idea Generation Process

  • Brainstorming
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • De Bono’s Four Thinking Styles
  • Creative Thinking Strategies
  • Creativity Tools
  • Scamper
  • Synectics
  • Picture Associations and Bio-techniques
  • Mind Mapping
  • TRIZ

Decision Making

  • Anatomy of a Problem
  • Barriers to Decision-Making
  • Steps in Creative Problem-Solving

The Power of Opposite Thinking

  • Creative Rule of Thumb: The Interplay of Opposites
  • Asking “What if?”
  • Using Opposite Thinking

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, managers, team and project leaders
Individuals who need to adopt a more creative approach at work (whether to solve problems, initiate and introduce changes, or deal with organisational issues in non-conventional ways)
Individuals interested in recognising and enhancing their creative potential and their memory


General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to chose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
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