How to Teach Innovative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
In a world of rapid and constant change, it's imperative that we learn to "think" creatively to solve problems, create vision and develop leadership skills.
The improvement of innovative thinking and creative problem solving competencies has again become a top priority for training and development professionals. American creativity scores, based on the Torrance creativity test, have been declining while scores in many other parts of the world are increasing. In addition, many are now suggesting that creative problem solving and innovation, like vision, are essential competencies for leaders because of the complex and rapidly changing world in which organizations currently operate. Therefore, this workshop will explain and demonstrate a proven process for teaching people how to be more creative in their thinking. You will be able to add several items to your tool box by working through several exercises, as well as have many others explained.
About the Speaker: John Bachmann is Senior Lecturer and Team Leader for Leadership Theory and Practice in the Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department of the Peabody College at Vanderbilt. He is an internationally recognized management consultant and educator who has worked with more than 90 organizations in over 35 countries. In addition, John has over 10 years of practical corporate experience with roles in two global companies as Director of OD, VP of Human Resources, CFO and COO.