What are the training objectives for this program?
Participants will learn how to:
* Recognize & overcome the barriers to critical thinking & creative thinking
* Identify & solve problems through inductive & deductive reasoning
* Develop & implement creative (and practical) solutions to complex problems
* Stimulate critical thinking in team members, colleagues, vendors, and clients
* Listen for and accurately assess key information during meetings, classes, and conversations
* Collect, analyze, and process new information using multiple perspectives
* Communicate their new ideas properly to ensure complete "buy-in"
Overall, participants will leave the training class with the mental tools to see beyond the obvious, and the confidence to handle creative projects under strict deadlines.
What makes this program different?
Most creative thinking programs provide activities to help participants "loosen up" - to free their minds and allow the creative juices to flow. However, these activities are always conducted in a controlled training environment - without threat of consequence. As a result, many participants quickly discover, once they are back in their normal (real-world) work environment, it is not so easy to recreate those same free-flowing creative thoughts.
In this program, we will show participants how to use their preferred thinking style and their own unique personality to master the creative thinking process. As a result, once they leave our training class they will be able to call upon their own cognitive strengths to quickly develop new and innovative ideas in any type of work (or learning) environment.
"I liked the material on recognizing our own personal thinking style and how to adapt to others' styles for the most successful outcomes."
Rick Hyde, Senior Director (Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions)
"Very well presented seminar with many creative thinking tools to apply to the workplace."
Ron Scott, Sales Representative (Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions)
"I liked everything about this class. It was eye opening on your thinking process - what works, and what doesn't work."
Dallene Dene, Administrative Assistant (U.S. Government Printing Office)
"I enjoyed this seminar a lot, learned a lot - very excellent class. Highly recommend to all employees."
Leonard Horne, Journeyman (U.S. Government Printing Office)
"This seminar was well structured and quick paced - provided examples that relate to real life scenarios."
Edris Rhinehart, Contracting Officer (U.S. Government Printing Office)
"What I liked most about this seminar was how the different components of critical thinking was explained and how and when they can be applied."
Eunice Benthall, Computer Operator (U.S. Government Printing Office)
"This seminar gave great new methods to stimulate ideas and think about a project or problem."
Meg Walsh, Account Executive (BSMG Worldwide)
Can you customize Target Thinking for organizations and groups?
Yes, we can tailor this program to meet the specific training needs of any organization or group. We also offer the following all-inclusive rates:
Group Rate: $2,500 (up to 30 participants)
Per Person Rate: $195 (minimum of 5 participants)
These rates include:
* A 1-day interactive training class customized to your specifications
* Delivery of the class at a location and time of your choosing
* All Target Learning administration and travel expenses
* A workbook for each participant containing all the thinking strategies
* Worksheets to apply the strategies using their personal thinking style
* Six months of access to your instructor after the training class
Contact us to request onsite training
info at findaseminar.com
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SECTION 1 - HOW WE THINK
LEARNING STYLE INDICATOR
A personal assessment tool to identify your own best way to receive new information.
THINKING STYLE INDICATOR
A personal assessment tool to identify your own best way to process new information.
Descriptions for the different learning, thinking, and operational styles that can affect how we interact with others.
Methods and activities to help you think outside your comfort zone.
SECTION 2 - DEFINING PROBLEMS
THE CRITICAL MIND
Reasons why some people are better than others at critical and creative thinking.
A list of essential methods, attitudes, and perspectives that make a great critical thinker.
JUMP-STARTING YOUR BRAIN
Methods for becoming mentally active & focused before starting projects.
EXTERNAL BARRIERS TO THINKING
Physical and organizational factors at work that can prevent you from viewing information from a critical and creative viewpoint.
INTERNAL BARRIERS TO THINKING
Mental and emotional factors that can keep you from creating new ideas and seeing the big picture when trying to solve problems.
A worksheet to help you recognize potential problems with your co-workers, supervisors, vendors, and customers - and how to develop practical solutions.
A variety of techniques to help you identify & define the real reason for the problem - from a strategic & tactical perspective.
Tips on how to read with a strong critical perspective to ensure the information is accurate and worthwhile.
SECTION 3 - CREATING SOLUTIONS
BRAIN STIMULATION TIPS
Several activities (& foods) to improve blood flow to the brain and stir the creative juices.
LINEAR PROBLEM SOLVING
Structured methods for generating practical solutions for problems in the workplace.
GLOBAL PROBLEM SOLVING
Flexible methods for generating practical solutions for problems in the workplace.
CREATIVE TEAM THINKING
Strategies for creative thinking in group settings.
SECTION 4 - APPLYING SOLUTIONS
Strategies for implementing new solutions to ensure they achieve their intended purpose.
Strategies for effectively communicating new ideas to gain collective “buy-in” from the relevant parties.
A step-by-step checklist to ensure you accurately define the problem, solve the problem, and implement the solution efficiently and effectively.
SECTION 5 - PROGRAM WORKSHEETS
In this section, you will have worksheets to help you create, organize, and communicate new ideas.
Training Seminar Time:
Check-In begins at 8:30AM Training Program 9:00AM - 4:00PM