Why book this course?
The term ‘blue-sky thinking’ is a cliche for a reason. The business environment is not always amenable to innovation, and it’s easy to feel that your creativity is being stifled. From a heavy workload to strict processes and protocols, the absence of creativity can limit your problem solving abilities, and prevent you from delivering effective solutions.
Our Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Making course will help you to understand the mechanics of creativity and innovation, and the ways to let them flourish. You’ll learn how to nurture and encourage creativity within your organisation, discuss methods and models for effective problem solving, and learn to apply a more analytical mindset.
Who is the course for?
The Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Making course is ideal for managers and directors who want to explore new problem solving and decision making techniques, and who are serious about driving creativity in their organisations.
However, the techniques and theories discussed in this course, and the practical exercises undertaken, have lessons that can be applied at all levels. Any employee who relies on creativity or problem solving in their day-to-day work will benefit from this course.
What content will the course cover?
Understand what is meant by creativity and innovation
Discuss what encourages and stifles creativity within the business
Appreciation of relevant Creativity and Innovation theory
Practical exercises to experience different techniques for idea generation
Discuss and develop an understanding of how to implement innovation
Learn how to think more analytically in your decision making
Learn creative thinking techniques including the 6 thinking hats model for facilitating discussion and problem solving
Understand the structure of the problem-solving process
Tools and techniques for creative solutions including the Fishbone technique for cause and effect analysis
Work individually applying models to delegate’s own situation
Facilitated discussion of the results.
What will I get out of the training?
Learners will explore a range of different ways to generate original ideas, and how to implement them effectively. By talking through and working with different techniques, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how you can become more creative when facing problems or changes, and how to instil this creativity in your organisation.
Central to our training is the way we engage with our learners, and tailor our courses to their needs. As well as discussing new methods for creative thinking and problem solving with your peers, we’ll explore the unique circumstances of your business, and your own approach to creativity - helping you to gain the most relevant information and advice.
What is the duration of this course?
This is a 1-day course.
The course commences at 9:30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4:30pm.
On all our scheduled courses, lunch is included and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
For virtual courses, timings will vary. Details can be found next to each scheduled course date.