Creativity & Innovation
How creative and innovative are you - or want to be? And how do these two skills contribute to organisational effectiveness? These training courses will show you how...
Creativity and innovation are often essential to the survival and success of an organisation...but does the organisation nurture such key skills? And can anyone develop these skills?
Creativity & Innovation Workshop Content
Creativity and innovation: the difference
Though closely associated, the two are not the same - and here's how and why...and why both may be vital to organisational survival and success.
4 ways to generate creative ideas and ways of thinking: association, combination, reversal and historical figures... have a go...
Want to think innovatively?… Create new and improved products, services or new ways of working? Here are the key steps to take, key conditions for innovation, and key individual attributes and skills.
The Enterprise Team
Your organisation may want to establish a team to search for new ways forward or take an innovative approach to 'stuck' ways of working. Here are the 5 key skill sets that any such team needs.
There are two mindsets: growth and fixed. Most people need a growth mindset to be creative and innovative - here's why and how...
The cultural contribution
Does your organisational culture support creativity and innovation - or inhibit it? How are creativity and innovation encouraged and rewarded? Is there sufficient psychological safety and acceptance of vulnerability to encourage anyone in the workforce to take the risk to be creative and innovative?
Who is creativity and innovation training for?
Our creativity & innovation workshops are ideal for anyone who wants to develop more creativity and innovation within their organisation. In particular these training courses are helpful for anyone who wants to:
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Creativity & Innovation Workshop Activities
We begin by explaining the two terms, and the difference between them; then exploring the key skills and techniques associated with each. We also offer the ingredients necessary for teams to be more innovative and enterprising, and also the opportunity, both as individuals and groups, to apply the learning through a series of scenarios.
Never 'death by powerpoint'
We always provide a variety of learning approaches in each of our workshops.
Each workshop typically includes learning input from the trainer, supported by a range of mixed media, interactive elements, discussion and group work. Most workshops also include case work and practical skill-development activities to apply the learning, with more time dedicated to this in the longer courses.
'Want more?' resource pack
In addition to providing a copy of any slide deck, we always provide a ‘want more’ section, of curated resources including book summaries, podcasts, downloads and articles.
My attention can easily wander, but this was never the case here, largely due to the variety of learning approaches used. Never a dull moment!
What are the benefits of creativity and innovation training?
Innovation Training Frequently Asked Quesitons
Aren't people either naturally creative or not?
Some people certainly are; but there are also techniques which, once learned, can help anyone be more creative.
What happens if creativity and innovation aren't supported in the organisation?
This may lead to a lack of problem solving in the current organisation, and/or an inability to develop new solutions for future changing demands. And of course, those who are more creative and innovative may simply leave...
Isn't it difficult to be continuously inventive?
That may be the case - though there are examples of individuals who are continuously creative. But assuming this to be the case, that's why encouraging creativity and innovation among all employees is important, spreading the likelihood of more creative and innovative solutions from across the workforce.
Which of these three courses should I take?
The shortest course will give you an appreciation of the two terms, their difference, why both are critical for organisation success, and the underpinning skills and techniques that support both. The half day programme then takes a team perspective by walking through the requirements for an Enterprising Team; and how the organisation can create a supportive culture. The full day does all of this, and provides opportunity in the afternoon to practice key skills and techniques at both an individual and team level.
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