Creative Thinking and Innovation

Innovation and creativity have become critical skills for organisational leaders to cope with and respond to increasingly complex organisational issues. Creativity and innovation have always been recognised as a sure path to success.

This 1 day workshop will help you to use your imagination to increase your individual creative thinking.You will learn to free your mind from the assumptions and paradigms that limit your creative thinking. The workshop will introduce some creative thinking techniques enabling you to develop ideas during different working conditions.

Objectives

  • Identify the difference between creativity and innovation
  • Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
  • Develop the ability to evaluate current status and find better alternatives if needed
  • Understand how to use creativity in our day to day working lives
  • Understand how internal and external factors affects creativity and innovation
  • Identify different tools and techniques that can help stimulate creativity and innovation

Benefits

  • Be able to create something of value where little value existed before.
  • Develop self-confidence and morale.
  • Be able to come up with creative solutions to problems.
  • Open doors to a whole new realm of opportunities.
  • Get out of playing a passive role and put yourself in a more proactive / creative / aggressive mode.
  • Increase workplace problem solving, productivity & innovation.

Programme Content

  • The difference between creativity and innovation
  • Developing the right environment for creativity
  • Creative techniques: Idea stimulating techniques
  • Blocks to creative thinking
  • Whole-Brain Thinking
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind mapping
  • Creative thinking in a group
  • Encouraging creativity in a team

Who should attend?

  • Managers and leaders who want to bring their team up to speed with new approaches to problem solving and creative thinking.
  • Heads of department who want to spark brainstorming and collaboration across all functions
  • Anyone who would like to learn new techniques to enhance their creative thinking
  • Individuals whose job involves problem solving, ideas generation

This course is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)