Creative Problem Solving Short Course


By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognise problems and understand the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to investigate and key questions to ask
  • Ascertain the importance of correctly defining a problem
  • Use four different problem definition tools
  • Write solid problem statements
  • Apply basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Successfully utilise idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Assess potential solutions against criteria of cost/benefit analysis
  • Perform a final analysis for successful solution selection
  • Be aware of the roles that intuition and fact play in solution selection
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and the importance of redefining it
  • Successfully identify the tasks and resources required to implement the solutions
  • Conduct a solutions reality check
  • Conduct post solution implementation checks to celebrate successes and identify improvement

The Workshop also covers:

  • Mental Blocks
  • Six Step Process
  • Types of Information
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Gathering Information
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated


Creative Problem Solving Short Course


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