It’s not uncommon to hear people claim that they aren’t creative. The reality is that most of us simply don’t recognize the ways that we’re being creative on a daily basis. Whether it’s stretching a tight budget at work or deciding who to invite to a project launch, there is a great deal of creativity involved in achieving success in business. Boosting creativity and innovation takes practice, and honing creative skills is a process.This two-day training Creative Thinking And Innovation course will teach participants how to:
- Recognize their own creativity
- Develop their own creative environment
- Explain the importance of creativity and innovation in business
- Apply problem-solving steps and tools
- Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
- Implement creative ideas
These training materials are easily customized to reflect your brand and the needs of your trainees. The courseware includes a comprehensive instructor’s guide, student workbook, pre-assignment, assessments, and more to offer your learners. Download today, and in no time you’ll be engaging learners in Creative Thinking and Innovation.
How to Use This Guide
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: What Is Creativity and Innovation?
Creativity and Innovation: A Breakdown
Know Your Creative Potential
Session Three: Individual Creativity
Boost Your Creative Juices
Session Four: Get Creative
Session Five: Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
What Does a Creative Environment Look Like?
Build Your Creative Environment
Session Six: Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Birth of the Four Seasons: A Case Study
Session Seven: Where Does Creativity Fit Into the Problem-Solving Process?
Session Eight: Defining the Problem
Eight Essentials to Defining a Problem
Tie It All Together
Using the Power of Eight
Session Nine: Creative Techniques
The RAP Model
The Shoe Swap Technique
Walk A Mile
Using Mind Mapping
Map It Out!
Metaphors and Analogies
Make a Metaphor
Reverse It to Solve It
Bring on the Toys!
Draw It Out!
Session Ten: Encouraging Creativity In A Team
Plan It Out!
Act It Out!
The Stepladder Technique
The Slip Writing Technique
Session Eleven: Putting It All Together
Nancy Clue and the Case of the Software Upgrade
Create Ideas and Choose Your Solution
Recommended Reading List
Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
Personal Action Plan