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Creative Thinking, Decision Making & Problem Solving


1 Day

Course Overview:

Unlock team spirit and inspire learning and development. Participate in a fun challenge that is designed to get you thinking about how you think!

As you explore your creative brain, you will discover what makes you ‘tick’ and identify your personal creative thinking style whilst stimulating new ways of thinking within the business so as to create a constant stream of fresh and original ideas

Learn and apply practical creative problem solving techniques in order to generate new and original solutions

Pitch your ideas to others so as to gain their support and commitment to the project

Discover how to overcome the limiting mind-sets within the business which may 'kill' your idea

Use the six-step Innovation process to fast-track your idea through the innovation process from conception to implementation

Who will benefit from attending this Training?

Professionals and all employees who are serious about developing there Thinking Capability and Creativity in all areas of business further

It will also be beneficial to: Departmental Heads and management

Course Outline:

For more information or a full course outline email us at with your requirements. 

 Course Content:

Different Styles of Thinking

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Conceptual

  • Systematic Thinking

  • The Brain and how it functions - Left Brain, Right Brain

  • The creation of Thought and it’s purpose

  • The Communication Model

Problem Solving and Creative Solution development and Decision Making

  • Obtaining the benefits of problem solving

  • Beliefs around problems

  • The  Glass and your perception

  • Creating a problem solving framework

Techniques in Developing Ideas

  • Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

  • Chunking Up

  • Chunking Down

  • Lateral Thinking

  • Brainstorming Techniques

  • Learn how to pitch ideas


  • Gaining insight into Creative Ideation

  • Learn a practical 6-step innovation process to transform an idea into a practical business initiative.

  • Techniques we use to be creative when young

  • The Walt Disney Creativity model

  • The Google Model


  • You will use a simple tool to physically map out the idea as a blueprint for its implementation.

  • Tony Buzan Techniques

  • Lessons from the best performing Individuals  

Personal Development:

  • Action planning - the essential next steps
  • Continuous professional development - what next? 

Key Benefits

By the End of the course you will be able to:
  • Generate, evaluate and select ideas
  • Focus on identifying the need for creativity using a framework for defining the creative brief.
  • Activate your personal creative ‘hot buttons’ using a toolkit of creative thinking techniques, each designed to tap into your unique creative brainpower.
  • Progress an idea from concept to implementation.
  • Create a personal storyboard

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Training Methodology:

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.


We can come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option please contact us on 0121 605 7533 or email us at – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
  • Improve your Resume
  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
How do I gain CPD recognition:

By attending Synergy Courses you can be assured that attendance, completion and certification will be rewarded by CPD points. To help advance your professional status CPD recognition is awarded on both public workshops and in-house courses, being dependent on the number of hours spent learning. On request Synergy Training Group will provide a certificate of attendance for you to use as evidence and to attach to your record card.

A number of our courses are accredited, endorsed or approved by a number of Learning & Development and Professional Bodies and Associations for more detail please contact us at

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