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Why Choose this Training Course?
This highly interactive Agile Creativity training course has been developed to provide participants with the keys skills needed to effectively use design thinking methodology in workplace problem solving situations.
Used by some of the most innovative and forward-thinking organizations in the world, design thinking provides a creative ‘solution-based’ approach to solving problems, as opposed to typical linear, defined approaches. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by understanding the human needs involved, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, by creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing. This an essential concept for organizational growth and sustainability in today’s rapidly agile changing environment.
This training course will highlight:
The importance of applying design thinking in the modern workplace
The advantages of design thinking over traditional problem solving techniques
Utilise the power of design thinking for complex, multi-discipline problems
The human centric and key behavioural skills needed to master this technique
Propose practical workable solutions ideal for the customer or client
How to create a design thinking culture within your organization
What are the Goals?
At the end of this Agile Creativity training course, you will learn how to:
Understand the advantages of using design thinking in the workplace
Apply design thinking for complex, multi-discipline creative problem solving solutions
Develop your human centric interpersonal and behavioural skills
Conduct design thinking problem solving sessions with your team
Achieve buy-in from key stakeholders to your proposed decision
Develop a design thinking culture in the organisation
Who is this Training Course for?
Leaders, managers and team leaders / supervisors who need to actively problem solve to make effective and efficient decisions in the workplace.
Whilst extremely beneficial to technical / engineering disciplines the methods and approaches can be used in other professions such as HR, Commercial, Finance, etc.
This Agile Creativity training course would also benefit junior / middle managers new to their role, or with experience but little previous training.
How will this Training Course be Presented?
This Agile Creativity training course will use a wide range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, targeted videos and relevant discussions.
A key part of the learning process is dedicated on Day 4, being applied to a full practical exercise employing all the methods and principles gained on the training course. This ensures that design thinking methodology can be applied immediately in the workplace at the end of the training course.
By attending this training course and applying the principles involved, your organization will benefit from:
Creative and innovative employees with effective problem-solving skills
Greater solution focused ideas, decision making and reduced waste of effort and resources
Having a high-trust culture of openness, integrity and certainty
Stronger working relationships, greater collaboration and discretionary effort
Higher levels of organizational productivity
By attending this training course and applying the principles involved, you will benefit by:
Become more creative and innovative in your thought process
Gain knowledge and skills desirable in today’s modern rapid environment
Accelerate your own personal and career development
Master a skill set that’s essential in your overall development
Increase the overall productivity of your team or department
Focus on more important strategic and operational matters
Day One: Design Thinking and its Importance in Workplace Solutions
Understanding Design Thinking and its Strategic Implications
The 5 Primary Stages of Design Thinking
The Key 10 Principles of Good Design
Traditional Linear Problem-solving Techniques
The Solution Focused Approached to Problem Solving
Bigger Picture Consequences: Systems Thinking and Application
Day Two: Developing Agile Creativity and An Innovative Mind
Defining a Problem
How your brain solves problems?
Creative Problem-solving Techniques
The Power of Visualization: Dreaming the Dream
Developing an Innovative and Creative Mindset
Group Thinking Strategies and Control
Change and Agile Organizational Thinking
Day Three: Human Centric Behavioural Skills for Agile Creative Design Thinking
Human Centric Interpersonal Skills Needed in Design Thinking
Powerful Questioning Techniques to Build Empathetic Understanding
Structuring Empathetic Fact-finding Interviews
Creating Powerful Problem Statements to Define the Problem
Structured Brainstorming Solutions using SCAMPER
Day Four: Practical Applications of Design Thinking and Creative Innovations
Day Five: Decision Making and Organizational Implementation
Practical vs. Ideal Solution: Factors and Considerations
Using Rapid Decision-making Process
Mitigating Decision-making Errors
Changing Mindsets to Adopt Design Thinking Strategies
Communicating the Decision – Gaining buy-in
On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be
awarded to the delegates
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