Creativity is one of the top three skills professionals need. With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, tech workers have to become more creative in order to succeed in an ever-changing, complex world (World Economic Forum). Read more here.
Your project group is coming up with the same old ideas all the time, running in a circle. The first idea mentioned by that one person who always takes the first word and his continuously dominant presence is being considered as THE idea to go with. Feelings run high, people in the project group start to mentally check out…The De Bono method of creative thinking called Lateral Thinking allows you to overcome these types of deadlocks in a matter of time. Working with the most dominant idea becomes working with all creative minds present, with a whole lot of new groundbreaking ideas.
Our creative or lateral thinking course is a highly practical training in thinking out-of-the-box by using your creativity. During the course participants learn how to generate a spectacular number of new ideas in a structured and simple way, even if they consider themselves to be not creative at all. Lateral thinking is developed by Edward de Bono. You will learn to avoid the pitfalls of ordinary brainstorming sessions and how to turn an unpromising creative idea into an idea that is both practical and valuable. During one of the numerous practical exercises a small 'think tank' is held in which a problem of one of the participants may be solved.
On creative thinking, a Full course (2 days) and a Short course (1 day) is available.
The Full course will be a healthy combination of knowhow and full application of the theory, so you will be able to effectively lead brainstorm sessions. Experiencing creative (lateral) thinking by first hand and in a safe environment is an important key to success for using it in daily practice.
The Short course focuses on the basic theory of creative thinking, so participants can immediately apply their new knowledge in their working environment. For more information see the separate course description on this website.
Also read the interview with lecturer Rex Bierlaagh: 'Creativity is the skill for the future':
- In Dutch
- In English
€ 1.050,00 excl. VAT
2 consecutive days
How participants recommend this training to others:
(average score of last 3 editions)
Expected in April 2020
After the Full course participants will:...
After the Full course participants will:
This course is for everyone who is in need for structured creativity, unconventional solutions an...
This course is for everyone who is in need for structured creativity, unconventional solutions and new innovative concepts.
Creative (lateral) thinking is a skill; doing it is the best way to learn it. Participants are wo...
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:
Develop your learning plan for after the training.
Lectures, exercises, discussions, teamwork. Course material: workbook and materials to be used du...
Lectures, exercises, discussions, teamwork. Course material: workbook and materials to be used during and after the training.
Participants will receive a High Tech Institute certificate for attending this training....
Participants will receive a High Tech Institute certificate for attending this training.
‘Good trainer, intensive, added value for work.’
‘It was very pleasant in a nice and comfortable group and setting, it was better and more useful than expected.’