Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success

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Discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocksDo you wish you could apply creative thinking at work to try new things? Do you doubt your own capacity for creativity and innovation? Do you have trouble getting creative thinking and solutions from your team?

Relying on yesterday’s ideas, products and assumptions can spell failure and be a detriment. Now you can learn proven creative thinking techniques to generate new ideas and get a blueprint for establishing a climate of innovation in this lively, interactive and hands-on seminar. You will discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocks—in order to improve performance, st…

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Discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocksDo you wish you could apply creative thinking at work to try new things? Do you doubt your own capacity for creativity and innovation? Do you have trouble getting creative thinking and solutions from your team?

Relying on yesterday’s ideas, products and assumptions can spell failure and be a detriment. Now you can learn proven creative thinking techniques to generate new ideas and get a blueprint for establishing a climate of innovation in this lively, interactive and hands-on seminar. You will discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocks—in order to improve performance, stimulate creative thinking and unleash the creative potential in yourself and your team.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Practice creative thinking methods to generate ideas and solutions
  • Turn existing problems into opportunities for growth
  • Discover new techniques for securing enthusiasm for new initiatives
  • Encourage out-of-the-box thinking
  • Apply creative thinking techniques to foster innovation and improve systems, products and processes
  • Enhance morale, group performance and collaboration

What You Will Cover

  • Identifying practices that help promote creative thinking and innovation
  • Focusing on results vs. focusing on good process
  • Maximizing the connection between courage and creative thinking
  • Developing and leveraging from your own creative strengths
  • Brainstorming tools and techniques to cultivate creative thinking and generate ideas and solutions
  • Producing, evaluating and selecting new ideas: models for analyzing options
  • Practices and guidelines that create an innovative work environment
  • Real-world practice: opportunity spotting/solution generating

Extended Seminar Outline

Print this page Extended Seminar Outline Seminar #2208 Learning Objectives
  • Practice Creative Thinking Methods to Generate Ideas and Solutions
  • Turn Existing Problems into Opportunities for Growth
  • Discover New Techniques for Securing Enthusiasm for New Initiatives
  • Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking
  • Apply Creative Thinking Techniques to Foster Innovation and Improve Systems, Products and Processes
  • Enhance Morale, Group Performance and Collaboration

The Messy Nature of Innovation

  • Identify Practices That Help Promote Creativity and Innovation
  • Describe the Trade-Offs Between Focusing on Results vs. Focusing on Good Process
  • Explain the Connection Between Courage, Confidence and Creativity

Nurturing New Ideas and Solutions

  • Use Various Brainstorming Tools for Generating Ideas
  • Describe the Conditions That Make for Effective Brainstorming
  • Identify Which Idea Generation Tool Works Best for Different Situations

Recommended Practices Review

  • Identify the Practices and Guidelines That Create an Innovative Work Environment
  • Give the Creative Process the Patience Necessary to Get to Bold Ideas
  • Identify the Moment When to Move the Process from Diverging to Converging

Real-World Practice

  • Manage a Problem-Solving Process from Beginning to End
  • Recognize the Iterative Nature of the Design Process
  • Implement Problem-Solving/Idea-Generation Meetings

Who Should Attend

Managers, team leaders, directors, project managers, supervisors and staff in all industries—and anyone who has influence over the creation, adoption and implementation of new products, services and processes.
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