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MLC 132 - Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MLC 132 27 February 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 132 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 132 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 132 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 132 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 132 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Creativity is an organisation’s lifeblood, driving the innovations that fuel growth and revitalise processes. But, creativity does not just happen on its own. Whether parts of a team or leading an entire workforce, a person has the power to greatly enhance or completely drain the ability to ‘think creativity’ from teams or individuals. This course will introduce participants to the ‘art and science’ of creative thinking by developing rational and logical thinking tools and techniques for decision making, problem solving, risk management and harnessing opportunities.


Course Objectives

  • Understanding right brain vs left brain and how we use them differently
  • Knowing and understanding the principles of creative thinking using the creative process
  • Following the steps and using a structured, sequential approach to creative problem solving
  • Using practical tools to break monotony and enjoy finding solutions

Who Should Attend?

  • Business professionals
  • Executive officers 
  • Managers  
  • Decision makers 
  • Anyone in the position of making choices or solving problems

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction: creativity 
  • Defining invention, innovation and creativity
  • Intelligence versus creativity
  • Some theories of creativity
  • Creative people in action
  • Understanding the 2 hemispheres of the brain

Day 2

  • The Brain: Right and left
  • Lateral thinking
  • Lateral thinking in action
  • Applications of lateral thinking
  • Constraints in the workplace
  • The creative thinker
  • The creative manager

Day 3

  • Parts of creativity
  • Innovation and organizational culture
  • The creative attitude
  • The creative methods
  • Ways of overcoming barriers
  • Tips for the workplace

Day 4

  • Critical thinking 
  • Brainstorming
  • The six thinking hats
  • Creativity tools
  • Scamper
  • Synectics

Day 5

  • Picture associations and biotechniques
  • Mind mapping
  • Decision-making
  • Creative rule of thumb: the interplay of opposites
  • Asking “what if?” The Power of Questions
  • Using opposite thinking