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The Strategic Role of Creative Thinking

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The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

South Shore Road

Gateshead

NE8 3BA

United Kingdom

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Get practical experience with creative, problem-solving techniques to deliver breakthrough thinking that drives innovation.

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A Converge event, powered by Vistage, delivered by Ideas Centre Group.

Overview

The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace, but the decisions we make and the behaviours that we display are based on models of “reality” which are driven by our understanding of the outdated patterns from the past.

We MUST find ways of challenging these patterns, to free up our thinking, to generate fresh and novel (i.e. creative) ideas that then feed innovation.

This hands-on, interactive workshop will demonstrate how creativity can remove the blockages that operate within everyone’s minds, to unleash the power of 'Breakthrough Thinking', to generate ideas that are both novel and useful.

A culture of creativity can substantially differentiate a business, attracting and retaining the best staff whilst enhancing added value.

Objectives

Attendees will leave with:

  • An understanding of the strategic benefit of adopting creative thinking within the culture of their organisation
  • An understanding of the blockages that operate within the mind of all individuals that effectively block creativity
  • Practical experience of specific techniques to overcome those blockages and drive innovation.

Attendees will be provided with hands-on experience of the creative problem-solving cycle, with sub-groups working through divergent thinking (suspending judgment) and then applying convergent thinking (bringing judgment back into the process):

Attendees will leave with knowledge and experience to “go it alone” – understanding the principles that under-pin the techniques sufficiently to then introduce the techniques into their own teams.

No previous experience in creative problem-solving techniques required, and the content will be relevant to organisations of all types (private, public and third sectors). No preparation is required before-hand – just attend with an open mind!

Schedule

09.00 - Presentation

The Problem with Creativity & Innovation

Introduction – why everyone is trapped in conventional and traditional thinking

Playfulness

09.45 - Practical application

Technique #1

10.45 - Coffee/Tea Break

11.15 - Presentation

Definitions (Creativity and Innovation)

Blockages to Creativity (1)

12.00 - Lunch

13.00 - Practical Application

Problem Definition – Technique #2

14.00 - Presentation

Blockages to Creativity (2)

Idea Generation Techniques

14.30 - Coffee/Tea Break                            

15.00 - Practical application

Idea Generation - Technique #3

16.00 - Wrap up and Finish

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The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

South Shore Road

Gateshead

NE8 3BA

United Kingdom

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