Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Techniques

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Techniques

  • Country: United Arab Emirates

  • City: Abu Dhabi

START DATE: 15 Sep 2019

END DATE: 17 Sep 2019

UNIT: 3 days

  • COURSE TYPE: Variety Programs




Creativity is recognized as a key success driver for organizations and individuals. While some consider creativity an innate talent that one may or may not have, the modern prevalent thinking is that it is a skill which, given the right nurturing environment, can be developed and harnessed by anyone in any organization.

Target Audience

Supervisors, Section Leaders and Team Leaders


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

=       Understand the different Creative Thinking Techniques.

=       understand Critical Thinking concepts and decide which ideas worth developing

=       Understand the different Problem Solving/Decision Making Techniques.

Course Outlines

Ø Introduction: creativity and civilization

=       Intelligence versus creativity

=       Some theories of creativity

=       Creative people in action

Ø Creative Thinking Techniques:

=       Brainstorming

=       Thinking Hats / Action Shoes

=       Lateral thinking / CoRT techniques

=       De Bono’s four thinking styles

=       TRIZ

=       Picture associations and bio techniques

Ø Critical thinking Definition

=       Critical thinking skills versus creative thinking

=       Critical Thinking Toolbox

=       Richard Paulâes Four Types of Questions

=       Drill-Down

=       Systems Diagram/Argument Map

=       Cause and Effect Diagram

=       Ancient Greece

=       ideas worth developing

Ø Problem Solving/Decision Making Techniques:

=       Definition of Problem Solving

=       Steps in the process

=       Common techniques:

=       Pareto

=       Fishbone/Decision trees

=       Decision making techniques

=       Decision making styles

=       Problem Solving / Decision making in groups