Creativity Hacks - Psychology and Tools for Creative Thinking

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Overview

Creativity Hacks - Psychology and Tools for Creative Thinking

Course Description

Like problem solving, everyone has the ability to improve their creativity skills. As team leaders, it's important to know how to foster your team's creativity and promote problem solving skills. In the Creativity Hacks course, you will explore how to substantially improve individual creativity skills using simple techniques and tools. In addition, this course will demonstrate how engineers, as group facilitators, may effectively use these skills to improve the problem solving with their teams.

Course Content

SYSTEMS VIEW OF CREATIVITY

  • Big “C” versus little “c” creativity
  • How to be an original thinker
  • The characteristics of the creative person
  • The incubation model of creativity
  • The relationship of flow and creativity

THE COGNITIVE AND NEUROSCIENCE VIEW OF CREATIVITY

  • Dispel some myths about how the brain works
  • Introduction to a Neuroscientific model of creativity
  • Discuss how memory works and gives rise to creative thinking
  • Introduction to conceptual blending and its relationship to creativity

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE THINKING

  • What active thinking is and how can we use it to break out of existing patterns of thought
  • Introduction and practice of six divergent thinking techniques
  • Introduction to tools for group creativity

CASE STUDY

  • Overview and practice of a popular visual problem solving methodology for both individuals and groups
Requirements & Materials
Materials

Provided

  • Notebook with lecture notes
  • CD-ROM of reference material

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals who want to improve their creativity skills and for engineers who facilitate creativity and problem solving in teams.

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What You Will Learn

  • The systems model for creativity
  • The psychology and neuroscience of creativity
  • Tools and techniques for individual creativity
  • How to facilitate group creativity
  • A simple model for improving one’s personal creativity
  • A group creativity and facilitation case study based on a popular visual problem solving methodology
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How You Will Benefit

  • Explore the basics of cognitive neuroscience and its impacts on creativity and problem solving.
  • Identify strategies for creative problem solving.
  • Determine effective methods for facilitating and fostering group creativity.
  • Identify and practice using tools to improve individual and group creativity.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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