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Creative Thinking & Innovation Training Course - Oman

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Course Overview

Creativity is recognized as a key success driver for organizations and individuals. While some consider it an innate talent that one may or may not have, the modern prevalent thinking is that it is a skill that, given the right nurturing environment, can be developed and harnessed by anyone in any organization.

In this course, we examine the conditions necessary to build such an environment. Through the use of examples from the worlds of business, art, and science and with the practical application of tools such as brainstorming, mind mapping, and others, we give participants the instruments they need to transform their life, their environment, and their workplace.

Course Methodology:

This course uses a mix of interactive techniques which, in addition to brief presentations by the consultant, include self-awareness tests, exercises using newly learned creative techniques, games, lateral thinking exercises and puzzles, case studies, and video clips with extensive debriefs.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Assess their potential for creativity and innovation

• Apply creative thinking skills and methods in work-related or personal situations

• Practice thinking in non-conventional ways by thinking out of the box, using mind mapping, picture associations, and other methods

• Employ a variety of creative thinking strategies in the workplace

• Create a pleasant work environment conducive to creativity for self and others

What you will learn in this course

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Team and Project Leaders

Schedule Dates

Creative Thinking & Innovation
24 June 2024 - 26 June 2024
Creative Thinking & Innovation
24 September 2024 - 26 September 2024
Creative Thinking & Innovation
24 December 2024 - 26 December 2024
Creative Thinking & Innovation
24 March 2025 - 26 March 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction: creativity and civilization
  • Defining invention, innovation and creativity
  • Intelligence versus creativity
  • Some theories of creativity
  • Creative people in action
  • Understanding the 2 hemispheres of the brain
  • Right and left
  • Lateral thinking
  • Lateral thinking in action
  • Applications of lateral thinking

  • The creative thinker
  • Constraints in the workplace
  • The creative manager
  • Three parts of creativity:
  • • Motivation • Domain expertise • Creative ability
  • Innovation and organizational culture
  • The creative attitude
  • The creative methods
  • Ways of overcoming barriers
  • Tips for the workplace:
  • • Developing a culture of creativity • Exploring problem areas • Generating ideas • Evaluating ideas
  • Critical thinking:
  • Critical thinking skills versus creative thinking • Ancient Greece

  • Brainstorming
  • The six thinking hats
  • De Bono’s four thinking styles

FAQs

This course is beneficial for professionals from all industries seeking to enhance their creative thinking and innovation skills. It is suitable for individuals at various career levels, including managers, team leaders, and individual contributors.

The course aims to develop your ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, and apply these skills to problem-solving in professional settings. It can enhance your adaptability, critical thinking, and overall creativity in the workplace.

The course covers topics such as creative problem-solving, ideation techniques, fostering a culture of innovation, overcoming creative blocks, and practical strategies for implementing innovative ideas.

Absolutely. The course is designed to benefit individuals as well as teams or organizations aiming to cultivate a culture of innovation. It provides tools and strategies for fostering a creative environment and collaborative innovation.

Absolutely. The course is designed to benefit individuals as well as teams or organizations aiming to cultivate a culture of innovation. It provides tools and strategies for fostering a creative environment and collaborative innovation.

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