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Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential

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West Loop, West Side
500 W Madison St
Btwn N Clinton & Canal Streets
Illinois City, Illinois 60661
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this creativity training:

Discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocks.

Do 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Relying on outdated ideas, products, and assumptions can spell failure and be a detriment.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.

What You'll Learn
  • 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 and solution generating

Who Needs to Attend
  • Managers, team leaders, directors, project managers, supervisors and staff in all industries
  • Anyone who has influence over the creation, adoption, and implementation of new products, services, and processes



Course Outline


1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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