Critical and Creative Thinking for Owner Managers January 2018

Venue:
National College of Ireland, IFSC
 
Date:
31/01/2018
 
Note:
Wednesday 31st January 2018
 
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
 
Category:
Workshop
 

This programme will provide participants with hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve their most pressing problems while challenging habitual patterns of thinking.

€40
 
 

Programme Overview

The aim of this programme is to provide each participant with a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of both Critical and Creative Thinking. The participants will learn hands-on techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve their most pressing problems while challenging habitual patterns of thinking. This programme will explore how to develop new and improved habits of thinking efficiently and allowing each participant to broaden their thinking skills to confidently explore the problem fully before the decision making process takes place.

 

Programme Objectives

What you will gain from taking this training choice:

  • Participants will understand the importance of finding and identifying the problem at hand while getting to the core root of a      particular problem
  • They will recognise the benefits of active listening and effective questioning and to increase their overall area of influence.
  • Participants will be equipped to make clear and rational decisions and analyse all situations from different points of view.
  • Each participant will be able to lead both themselves and their team to real and sustainable action while removing any possible barriers and obstacles along the way.
  • They will achieve the drive necessary to take an idea from the selection stage through the planning and selling stages and highlight the necessary action that must be taken to achieve their objective.

Course Content

  • Problem Finding – identifying where there is opportunity for positive change within our business
  • Fact Finding – ensuring all elements of the opportunity are considered
  • Problem Definition – defining precisely where the opportunity or challenge lies and what it looks like
  • Idea Generation – engaging in creative thinking to ensure all options are considered
  • Selection – how to critically select the best option considering all elements of the opportunity / challenge
  • Planning – how we will make this work within our business
  • Sell Idea – who and how to influence to ensure the plans can be implemented
  • Action – defined steps to make it happen
 

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