Creative & Innovative Thinking

Creative & Innovative Thinking

Course Description

This training will provide the participants with skills that will allow them to understand and apply the process of creativity and innovation. Further, they will practice tools that can greatly enhance creativity and effectiveness in problem solving. Participants will be able to apply these skills both personally and professionally.

Course Objective

Upon the completion of this programme, participants will be able to:-
•    Unleash their creativity and innovative skills in them (Discovering Individual Talents)
•    Understand their personal role in creativity and innovation
•    Understand key elements of the environment relating to creativity and innovation
•    Learn and use a range of powerful techniques for creative problem solving
•    Apply creativity and innovation at work
•    Solve some of their personal problems

Who Should Attend

Fresh Graduates, Executives, Junior Executives, Senior Executives, Assistant Managers

Training Methodology will be based on the following

: Highly Interactive Session, with a bilateral approach to the subject matter allowing participants to 
share incidences at respective work locations.
: Short Video Presentation
: Mind Mapping and Recap Sessions
: Workshop Session – allowing participants to have a hands on participation in the application of Creative and innovative skills in executing a project or job designated to them. There will be heavyreliance on synergising as a team to achieve an organisation’s goal and objective
: Ice Breaking / Monotony Breaking Sessions – Purpose of rejuvenating the mind 

Duration: 2 days (Daily 9am – 5pm)



Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Emotional Intelligence Training

Effective Presentation Skills

Design Thinking for HR

Branding Yourself: Professional Image & Business Etiquette Training


Course Outline 

Day 1       
9.00am – 10.30am    I    •    Course Overview

•    Pre training Evaluation Quiz
•    What Is Creativity and Innovation?
-    Creativity and Innovation: A Breakdown
-    Know Your Creative Potential
•    Individual Creativity
-    Know Yourself
-    Boost Your Creative Juices
•    Get Creative
-    Trashing of Non Creative and Negative Thoughts (The Negative Energy Box Activity) Classroom activity.

10.30am – 10.45am    Tea break    

10.45am – 1.00pm    II    
•    Understanding Creativity
-    Introduction to the Different Thinking Styles 
-    Barriers to Creative Thinking
-    Balloonology - Appreciating the Value of Creativity
-    Creativity vs. Artistry
•    Four Climates of Creativity
-    Breaking the Psychological Barrier
-    The Power of Imagination
-    Pattern Breaking with Lateral /Out of Box Thinking
-    Creative Thinking Simulation – ‘Confessions of a Creative Mind Activity’
1.00pm – 2.00pm    Lunch    
2.00pm – 3.30pm    III    •    Four Steps of Creative Innovation (Part 1)
-    Creativity vs. Innovation
-    Thinking Styles Profiling
-    Creative Innovation Problem Solving Process Intro - The Storyboard
-    Techniques to Stimulate the Mind
-    Techniques for Ideas Generation - Cross Brainstorming & Analogy
•    Four Steps of Creative Innovation (Part 2)
-    Techniques for Ideas Evaluation and Selection
-    The decision making matrix
-    Practical Creative Innovation Simulation
-    Summary everyday creativity

3.30pm – 3.45pm    Tea break    
3.45pm – 5.00pm    IV    •    “Balloonology” – Group Activity

Day 2    
9.00am – 10.30am    I    
•    Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
-    What Does a Creative Environment Look Like?
-    Build Your Creative Environment
•    Creativity and Innovation in Business
-    The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Business
-    The Birth of the Four Seasons: A Case Study
•    ‘Perspective Thinking to Unleash Creativity Within’- Group Work followed by Presentation.
10.30am – 10.45am    Tea break    

10.45am – 1.00pm    II    •    Six Thinking Hats (Edward DeBono’s)
-    White Hat
-    Red Hat 
-    Black hat
-    Yellow Hat
-    Green Hat 
-    Blue Hat
•    The Magenta Approach
-    Combination of Six Thinking Hats
-    The right key of EQ
•    The Fusion Theory
-    Fused Minds vs Confused Minds
•    Defining the Problem
-    Problem Identification
-    Eight Essentials to Defining a Problem
-    Tie It All Together
-    Problem Solving Activity 
•    Creative Techniques
-    Walk An Extra Mile
-    Using Mind Mapping
-    Map It Out!
-    Metaphors and Analogies
-    Make a Metaphor
-    Situation/Solution Reversal
-    Reverse It to Solve It
-    Draw It Out!
•    Encouraging Creativity In A Team
-     Mind storming
-     Brainstorming
-     Plan It Out!
-     Role storming
-     Act It Out!
-     The Stepladder Technique
-     Brain writing
-     The Slip Writing Technique
•    Group Activity - Job related Problem Solving with Creativity & Innovation.
1.00pm – 2.00pm    Lunch    
2.00pm – 3.30pm    III    •    ‘Soccer Goal Post Building Activity’
3.30pm – 3.45pm    Tea break    
3.45pm – 5.00pm    IV    
•    Putting It All Together
-  Create Ideas and Choose Your Solution
•    Recap and Mind Mapping
•    Post Training Evaluation Quiz