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Creative Problem Solving

Harness the power of creativity

Employers love problem-solvers, but producing effective solutions requires the ability to overcome obstacles and generate innovative ideas. Learn to successfully harness the power of creativity utilizing our hands-on course as you work to build and flex your creative muscles. We'll provide tips, techniques and models to help develop resourcefulness, unlock potential, and improve your value to the company.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Unleashing Your Creativity
  •  Assess your own creativity level with the Creative Style Questionnaire assessment tool
  •  Identify and reduce creativity blocks
  •  Create an environment for yourself and others that fosters creativity
Lesson 2: Adding Creativity to Your Problem Solving Process
  • Clarify and reframe problems to unlock new memories and connections
  • Reframe problems using several of the most helpful creativity techniques
  • Case Study: apply these skills to real-world problems
Lesson 3: Combining Rigor and Creativity to Achieve Results
  • Convert ideas to viable, creative solutions
  • Use the Creative Idea Implementation Plan to develop a plan to implement solutions
  •  Case Study:  apply these skills to real-world problems

Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify and reduce your own creativity blocks
  • Create an environment that fosters creativity
  • Clarify and reframe problems
  • Generate multiple ideas using creative techniques
  • Convert ideas to viable, creative solutions
  • Develop a plan to implement the solutions

Next Steps

This course is currently not offered to the public.