Personal & Professional Development

Innovation and Creative Thinking

Course Code: 2407

Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in our personal and professional lives. However, many people feel as though they are lacking in creativity. Most of us do not recognize that we are creative daily, whether picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, a great deal of creativity is involved to get those jobs done.   

While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others struggle to think outside the box. If you fall into the latter category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and honing your creative potential is a process. That's what this training is all about. 

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the difference between creativity and innovation
  • Recognize your creativity
  • Build your creative environment
  • Explain the importance of creativity and innovation in business
  • Apply problem-solving steps and tools
  • Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
  • Implement creative ideas

Competencies Covered: 

  • What is Creativity and Innovation
  • Individual Creativity
  • Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
  • Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Defining the Problem
  • Creative Techniques
  • Encouraging Creativity in a Team

Intended Audience: Public sector employees