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In this training course, you gain the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking, analyze problems, spur creativity, and implement innovative ideas in a practical way for your workplace.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-12-04
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 3 Day(s)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Methods(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline


Successful organizations rely on critical thinkers and creative thought leaders who can generate inventive solutions to everyday problems. In this training course, you gain the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking, analyze problems, spur creativity, and implement innovative ideas in a practical way for your workplace.

You Will Learn How To
  • Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Develop your personal creativity
  • Select the best decision given the specific situation
  • Apply processes to assess work issues and problems
  • Transform your creativity into practical business solutions
Course Outline

Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Essentials
  • Recognizing business reasons for creative problem solving in the workplace
  • Defining creativity vs. innovation
  • Exploring the thinking process
  • Pinpointing problems and their outcomes
  • Applying outcome-based thinking
Leveraging Personal Thinking Styles

Analyzing personal preferences

  • Dominance drives behavior
  • Identifying your own natural brain dominance
  • Triune Brain Theory

Assessing your preferred approach to thinking

  • Enhancing whole-brain thinking
  • Leveraging left- and right-brain dominance
  • Recognizing strengths and opportunities

Identifying thinking preferences

  • Recognizing others' preferred thinking styles
  • Adapting to others' thinking styles
  • Flexing to opposing styles
Unleashing Your Creativity

The creative environment

  • Exploring your own creativity
  • Utilizing tools and techniques to become more creative
  • Identifying elements that stimulate creativity
  • Eliminating barriers to innovation

Group creative thinking

  • Brainstorming options
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Five Monkeys Syndrome
  • Avoiding groupthink

The iterative mind

  • Unscrambling the iterative mind
  • Moving between the left and right brain
  • Valuing non-dominant preferences
  • Stretching outside your personal style
  • Deploying divergent and convergent thinking
Solving Problems Using Analysis and Prioritization Tools

Applying analysis models

  • Dissecting the situation
  • Decision analysis
  • Setting priorities for taking action
  • Evaluating problems (people, process and technology)

Systematic approaches to problem solving

  • Methods of analysis
  • Collecting data and information
  • Defining boundaries and constraints
  • Deconstructing problems using stair-step techniques

Decision analysis

  • Choosing among alternatives
  • Establishing objectives
  • Assigning weight to objectives in order to make the best decision
  • Creating a satisfaction scale to choose between alternatives
Translating Creativity and Analysis into Practical Application

Identifying problems

  • Determining the deviation and gap
  • Testing probable causes

Avoiding analysis paralysis

  • Overcoming the "It won't work here" mentality
  • Analyzing for outcomes, not solutions

Deploying your decision

  • Clearly expressing analysis results
  • Ensuring organizational benefit
  • Guaranteeing maximum buy-in
Putting It All Together

Integrating your solution into the business

  • Constructing a blueprint for your action plan
  • Reinforcing your newly developed creative thinking skills

Your personal development toolkit

  • Educating others with creative tools
  • Practicing creative and critical thinking skills continuously

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam

You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:
Have a record of your growth and learning results.
Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

Virtual - AnyWare Centre

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About Learning Tree International


Established in 1974, Learning Tree is a leading provider of IT training to business and government organizations worldwide. Learning Tree provides Workforce Optimization Solutions – a modern approach to delivering learning and development services that improves the adoption of skills, and accelerates the implementation of technical and business processes required to improve
IT service delivery.  These services include: needs assessments, skill gaps analyses, blended learning solutions, and acceleration workshops.


Over 2.4 million professionals have enhanced their skills through Learning Tree’s extensive library of proprietary and partner content including: web development, cyber security, program and project management, Agile, operating systems, networking, cloud computing, leadership, and more.

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