Problem Solving with Creative Thinking
Problem solvers and creative thinkers know that new ideas usually come from looking at challenges in different ways. They also know that having an idea is good but acting on it is more important. Results are what count.
Problem solving to find solutions with creative thinking is fun, more involving, and as history has shown,very successful in opening up possibilities to confront long standing issues and mental blockages
Who should attend?
Individuals, whether in positions of management or not, who want to access their inherent creative ability to solve problems and think beyond the learned personal default setting to think in a standardised way.
Who will the workshop benefit?
This workshop teaches creativity in perceiving and dealing with problems and challenges in unconventional ways. This workshop is designed to be different. We don’t intend to lecture ‘at you’ for a day. We hope you will do more talking and ‘doing’ than us. Our job is to facilitate your learning. Although we will cover the areas outlined above, there is no set agenda - we will go with your flow!
This workshop can be made as theoretical or practical as required by the group and flexible in terms of needs. In order to enable learning outcomes to be achieved in a unique and fun way it will include discussion, debates and a critical exploration of:
- What exactly is ‘Out of the Box Thinking’?
- Creativity and Innovation
- Making the right conditions for Creativity and Innovation
- Mental Blocks and other barriers to being creative
- Seeing old things in new ways
- Breaking from the past
- When to use ‘Out of the Box Thinking’
- Creativity in setting Personal, Team and Corporate Goals
- Managing others to develop and use ‘Out of the Box’ thinking
This workshop is designed to be different. We don’t intend to lecture ‘at you’ for a day. We hope you will do more talking and ‘doing’ than us. Our job is to facilitate your learning. Although we will cover the areas outlined above, there is no set agenda - we will go with your flow!
Mark Pinches followed a successful sales and marketing career in the pharmaceutical industry working with both Glaxo and the American pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme. After moving into a training role, Mark developed a specific interest in management training & development. Mark then gained a Short Service Commission in the British Army and worked for the United Nations as a Senior Operations Liaison Officer before returning to the Army to complete a contract as a Staff Officer at the MOD Headquarters of Doctrine & Training, eventually leaving the Army in the rank of Major.
He has gained over 25 years experience in successfully applying his principles in a vast number of fields ranging from Formula One Motor Racing and Professional Sport through to Heavy Manufacturing and Consultative Sales Teams. Mark also lectures at university and college level and is both an assessor and verifier for all levels of The Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) courses on behalf of Wales’s 2nd largest teaching establishment’s commercial business development wing. He currently specialises in management and leadership development particularly in relation to change and stress management and their impact on performance. During his career, he has worked in a consulting capacity within a number of fields, including banking, information technology, education, local government, health care, insurance, manufacturing, police and emergency services, sales, marketing and the legal profession.