The most successful companies are those that encourage creativity and use
the ideas generated to keep ahead of the competition. But how do you
continue to come up with the ideas that can be developed into successful
products, services or processes?
Creative thinking is a skill that can be learnt and improved with practice.
This workshop will show you how to unlock your creativity and how to transform
ideas into reality. It is designed to teach participants how to generate
creative ideas, as a team as well as individually, using a tool-kit of
practical creative thinking techniques.
Sometimes our thinking gets stuck and we need to find different ways of
getting around a problem or situation. Unlock your thinking with this
practical, active and fun workshop.
Delegates will be able to...
A simple and very effective idea generation and decision-making tool
that could soon become a daily habit in your team or organization.
A proven technique for generating ideas, putting a full range of ideas on the
table before decisions are made. Use it to generate a free flow of creative
ideas, getting everyone involved and creating lots of energy. It allows
people to explore new ideas and challenges traditional thinking. The outcome
is a long list of creative ideas from which to work.
The Creative Ideas Gallery
A group activity that randomly brings many creative techniques together to
solve a problem or explore a situation. The participants will generate
ideas, prioritize them and start action planning. It is an ideal technique
where you want input from many participants but also want to have them work in
small groups building on each others ideas.
The Creative Ideas Gallery is perfect for moving creative ideas into
innovative solutions for your organization.
A very creative group brainstorming technique that will
generate surprising results.
We don't tell the participants the process ahead
of time, we just do it and let the results speak for themselves.
You may have a serious problem to solve but we will have the group in
fits of laughter as they generate ideas. The humour and laughter is key to
the success of this technique. It is suitable for all levels in your
organization, right up to board level.
BrainDumping is similar to the MindMapping technique popularised by Tony Buzan
in his book The Mindmap Book. While BrainDump maps can be used for many
purposes they are excellent for stimulating new ideas and connections
either working alone or in groups.
BrainDumping is one of the simplest, yet most powerful, tools
a person can have in their creativity toolbox.
Six Thinking Hats
The Six Thinking Hats method allows us to unbundle our thinking. Instead of
trying to do everything at once, we separate out the different aspects of
thinking. This way we can pay full attention to each aspect in turn including
the 'green hat' of creativity. This is a powerful way of thinking and should
be familiar to everyone who has to work with teams or groups.
We use a number of training methods on this course including
workshops and group exercises.
Anyone in your organization who is required to introduce
creative ideas to the organization.
A set of our creative thinking Key Point Cards.
Telephone support is available for all course delegates who
have any questions after an event.