Creative Problem Solving Trainings
Mother Nature gets it. The secret to longevity, sustainability, health, and wellbeing is adaptation. One need only consider the evolution of earth’s ecosystems to see nature’s creative magic at work.
There is much we can learn from the study of nature. About balance. About interdependence. And about creative adaptation.
For organizations operating in a world where almost every aspect of the business is in constant flux, being able to embed creativity and innovation in their DNA is critical.
It can be a key factor in keeping everyone on their toes, engaged, and ready for the next big (or small) leap forward.
Our creativity and innovation trainings provide both a conceptual framework of creative processes and a set of tools and techniques that have real-world applications for all the challenges and opportunities that face your organization.
The content is fully customizable and can be oriented around a specific topic or challenge confronting the participant group, or it can be structured to develop the overall skills and competencies of creative problem solving.
Who Should Attend?
Our creativity trainings are designed for groups of all types, and at any level—intact, flexible, cross-functional, or leadership teams, mixed cohorts, or boards of directors—anyone who can benefit from bringing a creative approach to both day-to-day and long-range challenges.
Objectives, Topics, and Activities
- The Creative Problem Solving Process. Learn the fundamentals of the process, seeing how each discrete step works as part of a dynamic and holistic cycle.
- Tools and Techniques. Develop fluency with the tools and techniques that support each step.
- Application. Develop an appreciation for the depth and breadth of creative problem solving as a way of approaching challenges and opportunities both large and small and practice applying them to real-world situations.
- Empathy and Awareness. Explore creative problem solving workstyle preferences with a focus on understanding the strengths and potential blind spots of ourselves and the team.
- Collaboration. Engage in activities that demonstrate workstyle differences and learn how to leverage those differences to maximize effectiveness.
Program Structure and Components
- Assessments. Many of our creative problem solving trainings employ the FourSight assessment as a tool for building awareness and supporting the relational and collaborative elements of the creative processes. FourSight provides insight into the preferences and workstyles of both individuals and teams.
- Workshops. Engage in a set of face-to-face or virtual workshops, structured to allow time for practice and implementation of tools and techniques where appropriate.
- Capstone Project. Select a challenge or opportunity that has potential value for the organization and, using the Creative Problem Solving Process, develop a solution and implementation plan.