Creative Thinking and Innovation


Lesson 1: Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Lesson 2: What is Creativity and Innovation?

To begin, participants will define creativity and innovation. They will also explore their creative potential.

Lesson 3: Individual Creativity

In this session, participants will look at how to increase their individual creativity.

Lesson 4: Get Creative

Next, participants will review their pre-assignment and reflect on their own creative and innovative abilities.

Lesson 5: Developing the Right Environment for Creativity

This session will give participants some ideas for building their own creative environment.

Lesson 6: Creativity and Innovation in Business

This session will show participants how creativity and innovation can have tangible business results.

Lesson 7: Where Does Creativity Fit into the Problem Solving Process?

Next, participants will learn about a traditional problem-solving model and a creative problem solving model.

Lesson 8: Defining the Problem

In this session, participants will learn some ways to define a problem, a crucial first step before problem solving can begin.

Lesson 9: Creative Techniques

Day Two of the workshop will begin at an in-depth look at some creative thinking techniques. Topics will include the RAP model, shoe swap, mind mapping, metaphors and analogies, situation/solution reversal, and using objects to inspire ideas.

Lesson 10: Encouraging Creativity In A Team

The afternoon of Day Two will focus on team creativity techniques, including brainstorming, rolestorming, brainwriting, the stepladder technique, and the slip writing technique.

Lesson 11: Putting It All Together

To cap off the workshop, participants will complete a problem-solving case study.

Lesson 12: Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Price: $495.00
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