Creative Thinking and Innovation

There are many occasions when the elicitation of creative ideas or solutions from other people is necessary.

  • Strategic planning
  • Business planning
  • Business improvement project work
  • Solving problems
  • Developing marketing plans … etc

The challenge lies in getting people to think outside the square, come up with ideas or solutions that make a real difference, and then getting them to reach consensus about what they will move forward with even though it might not be their own idea.

This Master Class is about those skills.

What we cover in this training are..

  • Barriers to innovation and creative thinking
  • Ways to approach creative thinking in a team as a facilitator
  • The flow of facilitation that maximises the opportunity to come up with good ideas or solutions
  • 3 key elements of success for any group idea generation work
  • Foundation facilitation tools that help you to quickly reach consensus in a team environment
  • How to practice the effective art of questioning as a facilitator

After this course you will be able to..

  • Facilitate the generation of ideas and solutions using a clear process
  • Shift team thinking into a more creative / right brain space if required
  • Build consensus quickly around ideas to carry forward
  • Ask better questions as a facilitator

Doing this training..

This training in classroom format is a half day face-2-face master class.

You can also get the content online as part of George’s problem solving legacy packs #1 and #2 on the 9 Skills Factory site here.

After the training..

This course teaches you what you need to know about the foundation facilitation skills and tools for leading creative thinking workshops.

In the next course in the series you shift into the phase of work where you get to ‘pitch’ or present your solutions and ideas and seek to get buy in from key stakeholders. More information about that training is here.

Accessing this master class for your organisation

If you would like to have George deliver this class personally to your organisation, contact us and we’ll advise how to go about it.

  • Our Office +61 (0) 438 128 338
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