Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in both our personal and professional lives. However, many people feel as though they are lacking in creativity. What most of us do not recognise is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done.
While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the square. If you fall into the latter category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognising and honing your own creative potential is a process. That’s what this two-day workshop is all about.
Delegates will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
What is Creativity and Innovation?
To begin, participants will define creativity and innovation. They will also explore their creative potential.
In this session, participants will look at how to increase their individual creativity.
Next, participants will review their pre-assignment and reflect on their own creative and innovative abilities.
Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
This session will give participants some ideas for building their own creative environment.
Creativity and Innovation in Business
This session will show participants how creativity and innovation can have tangible business results.
Where Does Creativity Fit into the Problem Solving Process?
Next, participants will learn about a traditional problem-solving model and a creative problem solving model.
Defining the Problem
In this session, participants will learn some ways to define a problem, a crucial first step before problem solving can begin.
Day Two of the workshop will begin at an in-depth look at some creative thinking techniques. Topics will include the RAP model, shoe swap, mind mapping, metaphors and analogies, situation/solution reversal, and using objects to inspire ideas.
Encouraging Creativity In A Team
The afternoon of Day Two will focus on team creativity techniques, including brainstorming, rolestorming, brainwriting, the stepladder technique, and the slip writing technique.
Putting It All Together
To cap off the workshop, participants will complete a problem-solving case study.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
Fast, interactive and energising ways to learn through Ican Development
Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6