Creative and Critical Thinking Training
Ah Ha! Learning to Think Critically and Creatively: Techniques for Sparking Ideas, Solving Problems, and Rethinking the Status Quo
This creativity and critical thinking skills course will:
- Explain the difference between critical and creative thinking.
- Provide participants with dozens of creative thinking tools.
- Walk through the Osborne-Parnes problem-solving method.
Knowing 600 ways to accomplish a task is certainly better than knowing just one. But wait! Are you working toward the right goal? This hands-on creativity and critical-thinking course teaches techniques for determining whether the right questions are being asked. It also explores a range of ideation techniques for generating multiple solutions to problems once they are confirmed. This program can be tailored to include a group’s current workplace problems. The ratio of time spent on creativity versus critical thinking will depend on the group’s composition, goals, and familiarity with the material.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the importance of creative and critical thinking.
- Recognize the difference between left- and right-brain thinking.
- Demonstrate multiple creative-thinking techniques.
- Explain the Osborn-Parnes principle and its value.
- List strategies for selling ideas.
The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).
Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Matters
Right Brain! Left Brain! Brain Sprain!: Understanding Your Preferred Approach
Get Out of the Box: Basic Creative-Thinking Skills
Beyond Brainstorming: The Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Method
We’ve Always Done It This Way: Getting Past Nay-Sayers and Other Negative People
At the program’s completion, participants will have an understanding of critical thinking and exposure to several tools for organizing thoughts, finding creative solutions, and communicating those ideas.
- Full-Day Training Course
- Multi-Day Training Course
Onsite Training Course Reminders
Our instructor-led training courses are available to private groups. These workshops are not offered in a public seminar format. Please contact us to speak with a facilitator about your needs and bringing training to your organization.
We offer training in the District of Columbia and the following US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
We also travel to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Central America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.
Please contact us about your location.