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Creative Thinking in Business

Inspire and facilitate creative thinking in your team and organization.

Have you had difficulty integrating creative thinking and solutions into your organization’s culture? Do you or your colleagues feel a lack of confidence when it comes to creative output? Could fostering creative thinking help you and your team achieve better results? Attend this seminar and learn proven creative thinking techniques that can help you generate new ideas and develop a blueprint for establishing a climate of creativity at work. You will discover new ways to break through mental barriers , “in-the-box” thinking and frustrating roadblocks. Dispel widely held myths about creativity, including the belief that it must be a solitary act or reserved only for creative risk-takers. Return to work ready to apply the techniques you’ve learned toward improving performance, stimulating creative thinking and unleashing the creative potential in yourself and your team .

Seminar Number: 02208

  • In a Classroom
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

Managers, team leaders, directors, project managers, supervisors and staff in all industries—as well as anyone who has influence over the creation, adoption and execution of new products, services and processes.

  •   Classroom2 Day(s)
    1.2 CEU
 
Have you had difficulty integrating creative thinking and solutions into your organization’s culture? Do you or your colleagues feel a lack of confidence when it comes to creative output? Could fostering creative thinking help you and your team achieve better results? Attend this seminar and learn proven creative thinking techniques that can help you generate new ideas and develop a blueprint for establishing a climate of creativity at work. You will discover new ways to break through mental barriers, “in-the-box” thinking and frustrating roadblocks. Dispel widely held myths about creativity, including the belief that it must be a solitary act or reserved only for creative risk-takers. Return to work ready to apply the techniques you’ve learned toward improving performance, stimulating creative thinking and unleashing the creative potential in yourself and your team.
  • Develop a mindset that facilitates creative thinking
  • Stimulate your own ability to ideate by mastering creative thinking techniques
  • Understand how to turn ideas into new solutions, processes or products
  • Remove individual and team roadblocks to generating ideas
  • Create a motivational climate that stimulates creative thinking
  • Master techniques for managing creative people
  • Learning the brain functions associated with creativity
  • Exploring cognitive techniques to stimulate your creative thinking
  • Self-assessing your personal creative thinking assets
  • Knowing what creativity means in different business contexts: problem solving, process improvement, product development and communication
  • Implementing the idea-to-innovation process
  • Recognizing characteristics of creative employees
  • Understanding what motivates creative employees
  • Harnessing elements of a corporate culture that stimulates creativity
  • Fostering creativity through the right management practices

Special Feature

Prior to attending the seminar, you will be sent a link to the online Vast Creative Abilities Indicator (VCAI). The VCAI will help you discover, develop and apply creative talent more effectively to support and extend your organization's innovation process. Upon completion of the assessment, you will receive a personalized report to print and bring with you to the seminar.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Brain Functions Associated with Creativity
  • Achieve the Mindset That Facilitates Creative Thinking
  • Practice Creative Thinking Techniques That Stimulate Ideation
  • Practice Creative “Doing” Techniques That Implement Ideas
  • Understand the Creativity-to-Innovation Process
  • Gain Awareness of Personal Creative Abilities
  • Recognize the Features of Creative Teams
  • Practice Techniques to Manage and Inspire Creative People

About Creative Thinking

  • Understand the Brain Functions Associated with Creativity
  • Describe the Relationship Between Creativity and Creative Thinking
  • Debunk Myths About Creativity
  • Identify Areas Where You Can Apply Creativity

 

Your Creative Abilities

  • Identify Your Creative Thinking Talents
  • Value Your Creative Strengths and Recognize Your Shortcomings
  • Gain an Appreciation for the Talents of Others and Their Contributions

Creative Thinking Techniques

  • Understand the Mindset Most Conducive to Creative Thinking
  • Practice Analogical and Disassociational Creative Thinking Skills
  • Reflect on Real Work Situations in Which the Various Creative Thinking Skills Are Relevant

Creative Doing Simulation

  • Apply Creativity Across Business Functions
  • Apply Creativity to Problem Solving
  • Understand Challenges for Innovation and Teamwork

The Creativity-to-Innovation Process

  • Understand the Spectrum of Innovation, from Incremental to Breakthrough
  • Be Aware of the Five Phases of the Creativity-to-Innovation Process
  • Practice the Creative Thinking Skill of Crafting a Compelling Narrative
  • Apply the Skill of Crafting a Narrative to a Business Idea

Creative Teams

  • Recognize the Difference Between a Team of “Creatives” and a Team That Needs to Be Recognized
  • Understand the Four Paradoxes of Creative Teams
  • Practice Putting Together a Creative Team
  • Practice Facilitating a Creative Team Meeting

Enabling Creativity

  • Understand How to Motivate Yourself and Your Employees to Be More Creative
  • Ensure That Motivated Employees Are Enabled to Exercise Creativity Productively
  • Finalize an Action Plan for Integrating More Creative Thinking in Your Business

American Management Association (AMA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AMA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AMA is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Talent Triangle PDUs

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, 2015. Reproduced with the permission of PMI. Copyright and all rights reserved.

Classroom Schedule

2 Sessions Available

  • $2,345.00 Non Members
  • $2,095.00 AMA Members
  • $1,795.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-06-17 2019-06-18 Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-12-02 2019-12-03 Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

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