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Creative Thinking and Innovation

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Creative Thinking and Innovation

Price: $ 49.95+GST

While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the square. This course will teach you how to boost your creative juices.

In this course, you will identify ways to develop your creative side and build a creative environment. Youll also learn a basic problem-solving process, individual creative thinking tools (such as the RAP model, shoe swap technique, mind mapping, metaphors, and toys), and team-based creative thinking tools (such as brainstorming, brainwriting, rolestorming, the stepladder technique, and slip writing).

Table of Contents

1. Course Overview
2. What Is Creativity and Innovation?
Creativity and Innovation: A Breakdown
Know Your Creative Potential
3. Individual Creativity
Know Yourself
Boost Your Creative Juices
4. Get Creative
5. Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
What Does a Creative Environment Look Like?
Build Your Creative Environment
6. Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Business
The Birth of the Four Seasons: A Case Study
7. Where Does Creativity Fit Into the Problem-Solving Process?
Problem-Solving Models
Phase One
Phase Two
Phase Three
8. Defining the Problem
Problem Identification
Eight Essentials to Defining a Problem
Tie It All Together
Using the Power of Eight
9. Creative Techniques
The RAP Model
The Shoe Swap Technique
Walk A Mile
Using Mind Mapping
Map It Out!
Metaphors and Analogies
Make a Metaphor
Situation/Solution Reversal
Reverse It to Solve It
Bring on the Toys!
Draw It Out!
10. Encouraging Creativity In A Team
Plan It Out!
Act It Out!
The Stepladder Technique
The Slip Writing Technique
11. Putting It All Together
Nancy Clue and the Case of the Software Upgrade
Create Ideas and Choose Your Solution
12. Personal Action Plan
13. Recommended Reading List
14. Post-Course Assessment