Creative (lateral) thinking is a skill; doing it is the best way to learn it. Participants are working in learning teams. Each participant will make his own list of subjects that he wants to generate ideas for. This list will be used during the training, so participants can experience how the creative thinking process can be applied in any real-life environment. The training will be concluded with a creative/lateral thinking session about a relevant topic.
The logical need for creativity
The synergy of logical and creative thinking
The necessity for a structured creativity approach
The 4 Lateral Thinking steps:
- Clearly defining the focus;
- Four creativity techniques to think out-of-the-box, (Alternative, Challenge, Random Entry and Provocation) with the aim for idea generation;
- Harvesting: structuring ideas with the aim to increase the yield of the idea generation step;
- Treatment: take an (unpromising) idea and turn it into an idea that is both practical and valuable. This will take you further than ordinary brainstorming.
Develop your learning plan for after the training.