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Creative and Innovative Problem Solving

If you are a manager or project leader looking to find innovative and creative ideas for problem resolution, then this workshop is for you.

It will encourage you to resolve workplace problems by dispensing with the traditional theory and focus on innovation and creativity to get results.
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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Combine the theory with innovation and creativity to improve your ability to solve workplace problems
  • Make more effective use of your own and your colleagues' creative thinking skills
  • Assess the impact on the business of your recommendations for change
  • Lead innovative and creative problem solving sessions
  • Understand how to present new ideas to secure the 'buy in' of others to implement change
  • Construct a report that clearly outlines the thinking process, conclusions and recommendations for making change happen

Pre-Requisites

To gain the maximum benefit from the workshop, before attending you will be sent an activity to complete which asks you to consider a current problem.

This will help you set the context of the workshop and will be used on the day as part of the workshop activities

Course Content


This one day, practical and 'hands on' workshop is designed to be a catalyst for innovation and creativity!

Based on the latest thinking and best practice used in problem solving, the course ends by providing you with a reporting template designed to secure Senior Management and Stakeholder endorsement for change. You will also take away a CD containing guidance notes, and templates to use, to help you develop the key skills and techniques learned during the workshop.

Training Course Outline

The Blank Sheet of Paper
  • ‘What if?’
  • Tapping into the minds of others to find ideas
  • Thinking 'Why not?' as opposed to just 'Why?
Working Together Generates Innovation and Creativity
  • Creating the right environment for others to work together
  • Thought association - What is the real problem here?
  • Innovation at work!
‘Silent Storming’ ™
  • Problem, what problem?
  • Impact versus degree of difficulty
  • Effectiveness versus Efficiency
Making Change Happen
  • Planning how to manage change
  • Constructing a report for management and key stakeholders to endorse change

Exams & Certification

There are no exams associated with this course

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