Leadership Development

Creative Thinking

Unleashing Your Creative Potential

About the Program

Doing what you always did gives you what you always got. And that’s no longer enough in today’s business world, where the bar is continually being raised. An organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and anticipate requires it to be peopled, on all levels, with creative thinkers.

The inability to unleash your creative potential hinges on how you view yourself, which is why  this program starts with the premise that everyone possesses the capacity to come up with original, innovative ideas and to combine existing ideas in fresh ways.

We’ll begin by examining the assumptions you make about what creative thinking is and what blocks it.  We examine the self-limiting stories that hold you back and how to replace them with confidence-building strategies that will increase your ability to innovate. Whether predominantly left- or right-brained, participants will come away better able to access their latent creativity and tap into the other, less-used side of their brain. Through a series of experiential and engaging exercises designed to take you out of your comfort zone, you will begin to approach reality in an entirely new and different way.

Concept briefings by the program facilitator will introduce thought-changing techniques. Then, you will practice and apply these to on-job situations requiring creative solutions. You will be introduced to a pragmatic creative process: a step-by-step approach for guiding participants along the pathway to greater creativity, from idea incubation and generation to planning actions that can be taken, on a day-to-day basis, to open up the creativity within.

Who Should Attend

This program will benefit individual contributors or managers, at any level, who need to become more creative and innovative in their job. It will be especially helpful to those whose position requires them to “think out of the box” or who would simply like to break through old ways of thinking.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine how you currently view your ability to think creatively
  • Identify the approach you use most often when you try to innovate
  • Identify the roadblocks that prevent you from being as creative as you might be and develop a strategy to break through them
  • Master the process and acquire the skills to work more creatively, either alone or as a team member
  • Plan and commit to concrete steps for becoming a more creative thinker  on the job

Learning Format

Concept briefings, experiential exercises, application

Program Duration

One day

 
Designed & developed by Greenfield/Belser Ltd.