Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Category: Soft Skills Training


14 PDUs (Professional Development Units)

Creativity and Problem Solving



Course Objective

This course will enable the participants to develop their individual creativity potential.  The attendees shall get an insight into lateral thinking and how to use this thinking in combination with standard thinking. This will typically lead an individual to work for better results. The knowledge gained during the course can be applied for improved problem solving.


Who Should Attend
  • Directors, Leaders, Department Heads or Business Owners
  • Personal development specialist including consultants, trainers and facilitators
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Research and Development Professionals
  • Visual Communications Specialists
  • Other professionals such as Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, Artists, Musicians
  • Product Developers: Software Architect and Engineers, Event Planners, Product Managers, Manufacturing Heads
  • Anyone who has influence over the creation, adoption and implementation of new products, services and processes.
Course Outline
  • What is creativity?
  • Difference between invention, innovation and creativity
  • Why should you be creative?
  • Your Creativity quotient – Self Analysis
  • Blocks to creativity
  • Understanding intellectual traps in being creative
  • Taping the right brain
  • What is lateral thinking?
  • Difference between lateral and standard thinking
  • Skills required for lateral thinking
    • Attitude
    • Experimentation
  • Techniques :
    • Idea generation
    • Challenging assumptions
    • Suspend Judgment
  • Activities that will stimulate creativity
  • Tools of creativity:
    • Brain Storming
    • Brain Writing
    • Trigger Method
  • Creative Problem Solving
    • Fish Bone Diagram
    • Mind Mapping
    • Concept Fan
    • 180 degree mirroring
  • Critical Thinking
    • Six thinking hats
  • Using creativity in decision making process
  • Practical case studies

Available Funding Support
Malaysia Only

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