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Creative Thinking, Innovation and Problem Solving for Teams

Gepost door Ian Oliver 1 jaar 8 maanden geleden

vrijdag 6 maart 2020 tot dinsdag 10 maart 2020
Ashford, Wicklow

This 5-day training programme aims to introduce teams to Creative Thinking, Innovation and Business Model Development.

Participants will be introduced to a number of tools like mapping ideas, environmental stimuli, business models, and benchmarking.

Participants will look at a "three-stage work-flow" from idea generation, through to validating the idea, and testing.

Training Structure

Through using a number of creative thinking techniques participants will receive practical examples of how ideas move from conception to reality.

  • Idea generation– divergent and convergent thinking
  • Identifying new ideas and their critical validation.
  • Developing a specific set of criteria to test ideas based on the desired outcomes.
  • Idea validation – how the generated ideas fit the specified criteria.
  • Setting measurement techniques depending on the stated outcomes and accepted tolerances to identify success or failure.
  • Further investigation of testing methodologies.
  • Testing the idea – determining the viability of the ideas.
  • Learning how to test ideas quickly through small, fast experiments without drowning in a sea of data but addressing the problem / solution fit, scale, market and cost.
  • Learning how to adapt or modify ideas.

Through practical exercises, field trips and workshops in different environmental situations participants will experience how factors that can and cannot be controlled affect the ideation and testing phase.

Course Plan

Day 1

  • Course Overview & Introduction – Models and ideation techniques.

Day 2

  • Idea generation – Divergent Thinking techniques – using different environments and stimuli to generate ideas.

Day 3

  • Ideas validation – Convergent Thinking techniques – defining a set of metrics to use to refine the ideas and to develop 1 – 2 ideas to take forward to testing.

Day 4

  • Ideas testing – Real World testing workshops – using parts of the lean & business model canvas to test the ideas.

Day 5

  • Pitching and Presenting Skills – Learning how to pitch and present your ideas and receive feedback.


Primaire taal:
Type evenement: 
Evenement voor professionele ontwikkeling
Online evenement: 
Georganiseerd door: 
The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre for Creative Practices The Old Milking Parlour Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64
Type organisator: 
Ander evenement
Tel: (+353) 0858895499 Email:
Aantal afgevaardigden: 
< 100
Netwerken & organisaties voor volwassenenonderwijs
Projecten & partnerschappen
Behandelde thema:
This 5-day training programme aims to introduce participants to developing ideas and solving problems through Creative Thinking, ideation and innovation. Participants will be introduced to a number of tools like mapping ideas, environmental stimuli, business models, and benchmarking. We will look at a three-stage work-flow taking us from idea generation, through to validating the idea and testing.
Verwachte leerresultaten: 
- Participants will learn the processes involved in bringing an idea through to application. They will look at idea generation and introduced to three ideation techniques that aid creative thinking. - Participants will learn how to examine the feasibility through Idea validation and testing through defining sets of metrics. - Participants will learn how to perform research on chosen ideas and test ideas in a real-world environment. - Participants will also see how environmental stimuli affect the "ideation" process and how ideation should take place in-context of where the idea will be used. Participants will also understand the concept of leading yourself, leading others and leading tasks. Participants will learn what are the enabling conditions that lead to effective team development and collaboration.
Erkenning / bewijs van deelname en/of leerresultaten: 
- Europass Mobility Certificate - Certificate of Obtained Competences - Certificate of Completion
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