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Creative Problem Solving Skills

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Total Registration Fee:

$45.00

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Learning Method

Self-paced

Course Length

1.5 hours

Number of Modules

10

Language

English

Narrated

Yes

Certificate Awarded

Yes

Course introduction:

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small. This course will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that they can use every day.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and re-refine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality
  • Follow up with solution implementation to celebrate successes and identify improvements
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Course content:

  • What is a Problem?
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps in the Creative Solving Process?
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods of Gathering Information
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining the Present State and the Desired State
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Brainstorming Basics
  • Brain-Writing and Mind Mapping
  • Duncker Diagrams
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • The Blink Method
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Doing a Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

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Student Feedback

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4.0 rating
4 months ago

Really excited the course has been very informative and has enabled me to deal with situations head on.

YanXinu_22

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5.0 rating
4 months ago

This course gave me a new perspective on effective problem solving techniques, I am grateful. Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting mechanisms.

Mira2000

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4.0 rating
5 months ago

Thanks. Good experience. Learned a lot and benefited greatly from the case scenarios. Please keep publishing more courses on the topic. Essential for any professional and aspiring leader.

Cameron2

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5.0 rating
6 months ago

I manage a team where conflicts do occasionally arise. This course introduced me to effective techniques that I have applied successfully to resolve problems.

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