Creative Problem Solving

Career Development


Description

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

The Creative Problem Solving workshop will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data, and identifying resources will be covered throughout the workshop.

Creative Problem Solving Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: The Problem Solving Method
What is a Problem?
What is Creative Problem Solving?
What are the Steps in the Creative Solving Process?

Module Three: Information Gathering
Understanding Types of Information
Identifying Key Questions
Methods of Gathering Information

Module Four: Problem Definition
Defining the Problem
Determining Where the Problem Originated
Defining the Present State and the Desired State
Stating and Restating the Problem
Analyzing the Problem
Writing the Problem Statement

Module Five: Preparing for Brainstorming
Identifying Mental Blocks
Removing Mental Blocks
Stimulating Creativity

Module Six: Generating Solutions (I)
Brainstorming Basics
Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
Duncker Diagrams

Module Seven: Generating Solutions (II)
The Morphological Matrix
The Six Thinking Hats
The Blink Method

Module Eight: Analyzing Solutions
Developing Criteria
Analyzing Wants and Needs
Using Cost/Benefit Analysis

Module Nine: Selecting a Solution
Doing a Final Analysis
Paired Comparison Analysis
Analyzing Potential Problems

Module Ten: Planning Your Next Steps
Identifying Tasks
Identifying Resources
Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting

Module Eleven: Recording Lessons Learned
Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
Celebrating Successes
Identifying Improvements

Content
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Creative Problem Solving 1. Getting Started
  • Creative Problem Solving 2. The Problem Solving Method
  • Module 02
  • Quiz - module 2
  • Creative Problem Solving 3. Information Gathering
  • Module 03
  • Quiz - module 3
  • Creative Problem Solving 4. Problem Definition.
  • Module 04
  • Quiz - module 4
  • Creative Problem Solving 5. Preparing For Brainstorming
  • Module 05
  • Quiz - module 5
  • Creative Problem Solving 6. Generating Solutions _I_
  • Module 06
  • Quiz - module 6
  • Creative Problem Solving 7. Generating Solutions _II_
  • Module 07
  • Quiz - module 7
  • Creative Problem Solving 8. Analyzing Solutions
  • Module 08
  • Quiz - module 8
  • Creative Problem Solving 9. Selecting a Solution
  • Module 09
  • Quiz - module 9
  • Creative Problem Solving 10. Planning
  • Module 10
  • Quiz - module 10
  • Creative Problem Solving 11. Lessons Learned
  • Module 11
  • Quiz - module 11
  • Closing
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever