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Creative Problem Solving
for Highly Successful People:
A Hands-On Workshop

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Course Description | Benefits | Intended Audience | Course Outline

In a changing workplace of downsizing, rightsizing, capsizing, fear, uncertainty, and doubt, today's successful professional has to be more creative than ever to stand out, succeed, or even survive. Creativity has been described as that elusive characteristic that is available to anyone who can break through the barrier of rigid thinking...and this is the course that will teach you how to do it using a hands-on approach!

The goal of this course is to teach participants new skills to:

  • Create and implement practical and innovative ideas that produce results
  • Conceive and improve problem-solving strategies in the workplace
  • Tap into their own creative potential
  • Increase self confidence and personal success
  • Generate new ideas
  • Become more a valuable employee by applying risk-taking skills
  • Figure out new and unconventional ways to do your job better



After taking this course you will be able to answer these questions:
  • What exactly is creativity?
  • Why be creative?
  • Can creativity be measured using traditional management yardsticks?
  • How do I eliminate the institutional barriers that smother innovation in its early, fragile stages?
  • How do I get my staff to think more creatively?
  • How do I apply creative techniques on a daily basis?


This course is intended for everyone. In the last few years your company or organization has become more creative in what it does. Have you kept up? Who in your office, team, or department could not benefit from thinking and solving daily problems more creatively? From the seasoned professional to the newly hired, everyone can benefit from learning the techniques for igniting the creative spark. Everyone can become a more creative and innovative thinker in responding to the continued changes in today's workplace.



    Breaking Through the Barriers
  • Explain the definition of creativity and how it relates to the workplace
  • Explain how to break through the barriers to creativity
    Becoming a More Creative Person and the Applying the Creative Process
  • Describe the characteristics of the creative person
  • Explain the creative process
  • Describe and demonstrate a variety creative strategies
  • Explain what questions must be asked to attack problems creatively
    Solving Problems...Creatively
  • How to create
  • Creative exercise: hands-on to do during the course, at home, and at your next staff meeting

Course Description | Benefits | Intended Audience | Course Outline

Dr. Elliott B. Jaffa
(703) 931-0040
ejaffa@mindspring.com