Creative Thinking and Innovation Training Seminar
This two-day workshop will teach participants how to:
-Identify the difference between creativity and innovation
-Recognize their own creativity
-Build 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
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.