Creative problem solving programs


The Creative Problem Solving program offers participants a rich, two and half-day experience in learning how to think and act more creatively. Programs are targeted at skill development and designed around the Creative Problem Solving Skills Model.Foundations of Creative Problem Solving (or an equivalent program in Creative Problem Solving) is required to participate in any of the other programs. Participants are asked to pre-register.

  • Leverage differences in creative styles
  • Facilitate effective meetings
  • Improve your work environment
  • Apply Creative Problem Solving to personal and professional challenges
  • Learn to think differently

FOUNDATIONS OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

This program is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with Creative Problem Solving. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own creative style and how to leverage it to achieve better results. The program will also explore the Creative Problem Solving process and learn how to use it to find innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • Make your creative sessions more dynamic and interactive
  • Expand your creativity toolbox
  • Select the right tool for different situations
  • Bring more novelty into your facilitation practice
  • Stretch your thinking skills beyond your preference and comfort zone
  • Design your own tools

CREATIVE THINKING TOOLS
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Delivered in English with French support
This program provides participants with a variety of tools that can be applied within the various stages of the CPS Thinking Skills framework. Each step of the model is linked to a thinking skill that can be sharpened and developed through the application of specific thinking tools.
Knowledge of Creative Problem Solving is required to participate in this program.

  • Design and facilitate sessions that meet your client’s needs
  • Gain confidence in facilitating meetings and Creative Problem Solving sessions
  • Increase group collaboration
  • Learn to manage difficult participants
  • Develop conflict management skills
  • Improve your ability to give and receive feedback

THE ART OF FACILITATION
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This program will focus on the development of core processes and techniques for effective facilitation. Using the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Thinking Skills framework, participants will have an opportunity to practice and receive feedback related to their facilitation skills within different stages of the CPS model. This program will help participants to deepen their understanding of creative process and to gain confidence and competence as a facilitator.
Knowledge of Creative Problem Solving is required to participate in this program.

  • Learn the fundamentals of Design Thinking
  • Diagnose when Design Thinking is valuable
  • Practice using empathy to clarify
  • Explore prototyping problems and solutions
  • Discover ways to use Design Thinking for personal and professional challenges
  • Identify how Design Thinking and CPS are similar and different

DESIGN THINKING AND CPS
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Delivered in English with French support
Provides an experiential introduction to Design Thinking for CPS practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge and expand their toolkit. The program is designed to provide hands-on interaction with Design Thinking methods and explore how the approach complements the Creative Problem Solving process. Participants will practice empathy, prototyping and iterative problem solving with a real challenge.

  • Gain confidence in using FourSight measure with others
  • Develop greater insights into your own creative -thinking style
  • Learn to build and maintain high performance teams
  • Enhance your communication skills when working with others
  • Leverage thinking style differences to problem solve effectively
  • Enhance creative collaboration when working with teams

FOURSIGHT® CERTIFICATION

Taking FourSight® Certification is the best way to maximize the impact of using FourSight in an organizational setting. You will learn the science behind the assessment and have an opportunity to practice new innovation tools that can be used in the Creative Problem Solving process, which is based on 60 years of creativity research and practice.
Knowledge of Creative Problem Solving is required to participate in this program.