Creative Thinking & Innovation

Course Summary:

This one-day virtual programme is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their creative thinking and build their innovation skillset.

Would you like your employees to be more creative and innovative? They can be. When you apply creative thinking and innovation to every aspect of your business or organisation, you are able to have a sustainable competitive advantage and stay ahead of your competition.

This is a fast-paced, highly practical day with a very personal approach. Each delegate identifies their biggest workplace challenge and applies The Six-Step Creative Thinking Model to come up with the best solution for their identified challenge. Delegates use a range of simple, but very powerful creative and innovative techniques that can subsequently be used across all areas of their work.

The feedback from this one-day virtual course has been consistently outstanding.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course you will:

  • Be familiar with and able to apply The Six-Step Creative Thinking Model for solving your biggest workplace challenge.
  • Be able to succinctly define your challenge, diagnose the causes, come up with a range of solutions, select your best solution, get buy-in for your solution, and Know how to monitor and evaluate your identified plan.
  • Develop a range of creative and innovative techniques to assess and solve your workplace challenge, including the Why/ Why technique, the Ideas Generation technique, the Effort-Impact Matrix, and the Four-Step Buy-In Model.
  • Understand the difference between creativity and innovation.
  • Know whether you are a left-brain thinker or a right-brain thinker.

Course Content:

  • The Six-Step Creative Thinking Model.
  • Step 1 – Identifying and defining succinctly your workplace challenge.
  • Step 2 – Diagnosing the causes/root cause of your challenge.
  • Creativity v Innovation – what’s the difference?
  • Step 3 – Generating solutions; the Ideas Generation technique.
  • Step 4 – Identifying your best solution; the Effort-Impact Matrix.
  • Are you a left-brain or a right brain thinker?
  • Step 5 – Implementing your plan and getting buy-in; The Four-Step Buy-In Model.
  • Step 6 – Monitoring and evaluating – the only two questions you need to ask.

Workshop Format

Leading Edge Leadership’s workshops are designed to make a powerful impact on what your people do and how they do it.

Our one-day virtual training programmes consist of 3 x 90-minute virtual workshops, typically scheduled at the following times:

9.30 am – 11.00 am: Workshop 1
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Workshop 2
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm: Workshop 3

This scheduling allows for adequate breaks between each workshop that will fit in easily around hectic work schedules and has proved hugely successful.

Our team of ten highly experienced trainers provide a truly engaging virtual learning experience.

  • You can connect from anywhere in the world.
  • Creative Thinking and Innovation works best with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 attendees. (Our workshops can have up to 25 attendees).
  • We deliver this programme “live” on our Zoom platform as the Zoom features (breakout rooms, polling, idea boards, facilitated activities, video clips and story-telling ) ensure the workshops are highly interactive and engaging. We can also deliver the workshops on your preferred platform.
  • We provide electronic copies of any handouts/profiles (in advance of the programme) along with the link and instructions for joining and this can be forwarded to each attendee. After the programme we provide a copy of the PPT slides (to forward to attendees), a list of the attendees who attended and screenshots of the attendee feedback.
  • This one-day virtual programme costs £1500 per day (plus VAT) – working out at £100 per day per attendee with 15 attendees.
  • We offer a £100 discount on our daily rate when two or more training days are booked (£1400 per day).

If you would like to talk to us about this or any other course
you are more than welcome to get in touch.

Call us on 01727 898 332 or email us at info@leadingedgeleadership.com

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