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Innovation and Creative Thinking



This course focuses on the development and refinement of the mental processes required to create and foster a culture of innovative and creative thinking within your organisation. Delegates will learn how to develop creativity and build innovative teams, employing divergent thinking and Idea Management to find more than one creative solution to a set of problems.

This course will empower delegates to become the ones leading idea generation and bringing unique solutions, keeping their teams equipped for today’s business challenges.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for members of business teams, Supervisors, Project Leaders and anyone who is looking to enhance creativity and promote the generation of innovative ideas.


The importance of creative thinking in business

  • Understanding creativity
  • Convergent and divergent ways of thinking
  • The four stages of creative thinking
  •  “Aha!” Moments: immersion, incubation and insight

Creativity and innovation

  • Connection between creativity and innovation
  • Evaluating where innovative solutions are needed
  • Idea generation methods
  • Creative problem solving frameworks

Idea Management

  • Defining Idea Management as an ongoing factor
  • Evaluating and defining the criteria for Idea Management
  • Clarify the decision making process for implementing mini-projects
  • Linking idea management to existing processes

Developing innovative teams

  • Leader’s impact: nurturing team well-being to generate innovation
  • Developing internal think tanks
  • Choosing the right people to successfully implement innovation
  • Allocating resources
  • Rewarding and recognising achievement

Value creation

  • Defining, creating and capturing value
  • Defining performance indicators
  • Measuring ROI and quality

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Employ creativity and innovation techniques in the workplace
  • Carry out idea generation methods
  • Implement creative thinking processes
  • Solve problems creatively
  • Apply innovative solutions
  • Develop internal think tanks
  • Understand and use Idea Management tools
  • Build innovative teams
  • Create and capture value

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