IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Spring 2021 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
In today's competitive work environment, we often feel management is asking us to do two jobs instead of one. However, many times our own inability to "think outside the box" prevents us from finding creative alternatives, making the seemingly impossible possible.
In this workshop, you will learn powerful tips, techniques and strategies for generating creative thinking and unique ideas that turn problems into opportunities. You'll assess your company's creativity climate and identify ways to encourage and promote creativity in yourself and others. You'll learn why it is important to challenge boundaries and how to use "thinkertoys" to spark creativity and innovation. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: identify the inhibitors of creative thinking and the barriers to change and use a variety of creativity techniques to generate and encourage innovative thinking/problem-solving. You'll discuss: why businesses need creativity; roadblocks and barriers to creativity; what the LO-LO Concept is, and how to unbox your creativity.
Lynne Richards, MBA, is an author, founder of Leading Generations, a training and leadership development firm, and a member of the National Speakers Assn. She specializes in helping people develop their leadership, supervisory, and training skills. With over 20 years' experience in management and training, she brings a wealth of hands-on, practical experience to the classroom, providing clients with workshops on leadership, supervision, communication, and training design and delivery.