Jumpstart Your Creativity
Would you like your people to be more creative? Would you like your organization to be more innovative? Would you like your people to come up with more inventive solutions to problems, challenges and opportunities? If so, here’s the proven program for you. Jumpstart Your Creativity is based on Shawn Doyle’s best-selling book, and helps people learn to be more creative and innovative at work. This interactive and thought-provoking program, gives people specific tools for changing the way they think about creativity, coming up with better ideas and how to objectively evaluate them.
To understand the definition of creativity and the purpose it serves in the world of business
To assess each person on creativity and to get a baseline of their creativity awareness and abilities
To learn specific evaluation tools and to practice using them in real business situations
To instill a common language around creativity and the ideation process and to make them a consistent practice in your organization
You Already Are Creative
In the first segment of the program, we get people to understand, through scientific research and data, that they all are actually already creative. We also talk about the creativity mindset, and the factors that contribute to creativity in an organization.
In this module we talk about the different elements that lead to less creativity and less innovation in an organization. We cover how to lead and foster a creative environment, and how to go about promoting and encouraging creative dialogue. We provide a list to the participants of terms and phrases that are almost automatically creativity killers, which are phrases that people hear often when they are in meetings.
In this part of the program, we provide the participants with a number of tested, proven and extremely useful ideation tools. These are simply tools that are used to generate newer and better ideas, and are obviously a little different than just the standard brainstorming tools that most people use. When we introduce each tool, we also give people a chance to practice using the tools by solving real problems, challenges or opportunities from their businesses. When people have a chance to practice and try the tools, that goes a long way towards demonstrating convincingly why the tool is valuable and how it works.
Each person in the program completes a simple creativity assessment, which measures how much they know about creativity and how likely they are to be innovative and creative. After everyone has completed the assessment and scored it, we discuss how they can use the scores from the assessment to improve their level of creativity and innovation.
The second main portion of our training involves each person’s ability to objectively evaluate ideas once they come up with them. Many people come up with creative ideas and concepts, but are unable to objectively evaluate them. We provide each participant with over a half dozen evaluation methods and tools in order to objectively evaluate ideas.
We wrap the session by asking each person to create a comprehensive action plan on how they are going to apply what they have learned.
Option #1: Full day program
Option #2: (2) webinars