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Creative Problem-Solving: Tools and Techniques

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 1 days

    Price: £995 + VAT


    Next available course:

    For course dates and more information please call 01844 211665

About the Course

Creative Problem Solving provides business analysts and others with the process, language and tools they can use to manage their personal approaches to creative thinking and problem solving more effectively and productively. The following topics are covered in the course:

  • The natural dynamics of creativity and problem solving
  • A comprehensive framework creative problem solving
  • People as creative problem solvers
  • Separating and managing judgment in order to increase the power of thought
  • Four guidelines that help create a mindset for creative thinking
  • Six tools for generating many, varied, and usual options for solving problems
  • Four guidelines to create a mindset for high level critical thinking and decision
  • Six tools for analysing, developing and refining thinking
How is the course structured?
Day
1
  • Systemic approaches to understanding and applying creativity
  • The heartbeat of creative thinking and problem solving
  • Learning and applying tools: Generating many, varied and unusual options
  • Learning and applying tools: Analysing, developing and refining options
  • Taking the skills forward
Anything else?

A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information and providing references for further reading, is provided to each course participant.

Full Course Outline

Creative Problem Solving (a two-day course)

Course Content

Systemic approaches to understanding and applying creativity

  • Defining and describing creativity
  • The system for creativity and change

The heartbeat of creative thinking and problem solving

  • The dynamic balance of creative thinking
  • Four guidelines for generating options
  • Managing natural reactions to novelty
  • Four guidelines for analysing, developing and refining options
  • The ALUo tool

Learning and applying tools: Generating many, varied and unusual options

  • Small group practice sessions of tools and guidelines on a real topic
  • Expending the generating tool kit
  • Five additional tools

Learning and applying tools: Analysing, developing and refining options

  • Small group practice sessions of tools and guidelines on a real topic
  • Expanding the focusing tool kit
  • Five additional tools

Taking the skills forward

  • Personal planning

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