Creative Thinking and Innovation Techniques

Beyond the Limits: Embrace the Uncharted Realms of Thought

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Date Duration Venue Fees
17-21 Jun 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
16-20 Sep 2024 5 Days Riyadh - Saudi Arabia US$4,450 Register
16-20 Dec 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register

Course Overview

Being in a situation to solve a problem can sometimes feel like being in gridlock. Many people in the workforce wish they could access an open pool of answers and a miracle “wand” to escape the difficult situation. They do not understand that such a pool of information exists through the beauty of the mind IF they get creative. Creativity invites openness, exploration, and an examination of situations from different perspectives.

Creative thinking engages one’s mind to develop ideas outside the box or recognise patterns we previously neglected. Unfortunately, some misconceptions about creativity lead people to believe they don’t apply to the workplace. Innovation takes creativity to the next level, providing solutions that can be implemented in a real-world setting. Anybody can apply innovation and does not have to be CEOs or inventors only. The team can be creative and innovative with the right equation and resources.

Individuals and organisations can unlock their full potential by embracing creativity and nurturing an environment that encourages innovative thinking. Creative and innovative approaches have the power to revolutionise the work process, generate groundbreaking ideas, and lead success in various aspects of life. Therefore, embracing the immense power of creativity and unleashing its transformative effects in our personal and professional endeavours is crucial.

Course Objectives

This Creative Thinking and Innovation Techniques training course helps participants learn and apply tools to identify ideas by thinking outside the box and start innovating in the workplace, within their departments and organisation.

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Discovering how the mind works
  • Understanding types of thinking and what leads to creativity
  • Defining creativity and discovering its essence
  • Understanding the importance of creative thinking in the workplace
  • Defining innovation in the workplace
  • Understanding the difference between creative thinking and innovation
  • Understanding barriers to creativity and how to remove those barriers
  • Applying successful methods to help become creative in the workplace and life
  • Applying successful tools to help explore different innovative strategies
  • Discovering how to be a critical thinker to enhance the workplace and apply innovation
  • Applying successful problem-solving techniques using creativity and critical thinking
  • Examining the suitable problem-solving styles at the workplace

Target Audience

Any employee that finds themselves in a position where they need to solve a simple or complex problem but find it challenging to do so. It is also for employees who seek to develop any aspect of work and need new ideas.

It is suitable for a wide range of working professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Upper Management
  • Product and Service Developers
  • Marketing Team
  • Technology-related Employees
  • Project Managers and Developers
  • Planners
  • Anybody that needs to change their mentality to reach their goals

Training Methodology

This training course is driven by a blended learning approach and draws on various adult learning techniques such as action learning, experiential exercises, group discussions, video case studies, role play and self-reflection activities. The resulting variety helps delegates stay engaged throughout the course, feel challenged and draw quick wins for their development. It also ensures delegates are exposed to ample opportunities to apply what they learn to the real-world challenges they face back in the workplace.

Course Outline

Day One

Understanding Creativity

  • The Conscious and the Subconscious Minds
  • Examining the Differences between Lateral and Other Thinking Types
  • Defining Creativity
  • What stops people from being creative?
  • Society Norms that Block Creativity
  • Organisational Norms that Block Creativity
  • Removing Blocks and Opening to Exploration
  • Being Creative and Generating Ideas
  • How can creativity contribute to the workflow?
Day Two

Igniting Creativity within Oneself

  • 5+ Mental Methods to Help You Be and Stay Creative
  • 5+ Physical Methods to Help You Be and Stay Creative
  • Creativity Tools:
    • Engaging in Brainstorming
    • Mind Mapping Essentials
    • SCAMPER Method
    • The 6 Thinking Hats
    • Exploring Supporting Methods
  • Applying Creativity Methods to Real-Life Work Examples
  • How to start being creative and take it back home & work team?
Day Three

Creativity and Innovation

  • A clear and solid definition of what innovation is
  • Understanding How Creativity Leads to Innovation
  • Understanding the Innovation Formula in the Organisation
  • Exploring the 4 types of Innovation:
    • Disruptive
    • Radical
    • Incremental
    • Architectural
  • Applying the Innovation Formula with the given resources in the Workplace
  • Creating Innovation to Take to the Workplace
Day Four

Creating Innovation Culture

  • The Different Types of Innovation
  • What are the barriers to creating a culture of innovation?
  • Discussion A.I and the Role of Chat GPT in our lives
  • Creating an Innovative Team and Innovative Environment
  • How to drive the organisation to adopt a culture of innovation?
  • Generating Innovations within the Society and Organisation Culture
  • Innovation and Critical Thinking for Better Outcomes
Day Five

Creative Problem-Solving

  • Defining Problem
  • Different Types of Problems
  • Why do problems arise?
  • Analysing the Root-causes Analysis
  • Coming Up with Multiple Solutions
  • Taking Ownership of the Problem
  • Revisiting Brainstorming
  • Revisiting SCAMPER Theory in Problem–Solving
  • Utilising Critical Thinking to Filter Solutions


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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