Creative Problem Solving
What you'll learn
- Develop a fuller understanding of problem solving
- Appreciate the important role of creativity in problem solving
- Explore a range of ways of developing creativity
- Be more confident in making use of creative problem solving
- All that you need is a desire to learn more about creative problem solving.
Where there are people, sooner or later there will be problems, but there will also be potential. This principle has been the foundation of Dr Neil Thompson’s work for over 30 years – helping individuals and organizations to tackle the problems and to fulfill the potential. In this course, he uses that experience in problem solving to offer helpful guidance on rising to the challenges that arise when people come together in a workplace or other setting. It offers an invaluable basis for developing your knowledge, skills and confidence in preventing problems where possible, tackling them when they do arise and dealing with the aftermath.
In particular, the course provides a foundation of understanding of how a creative approach to problem solving can be effective and can contribute to helping people realize their potential as fully as possible. Being creative opens up a much wider repertoire of problem-solving tools and therefore significantly increases our chances of making a positive difference.
Simply hoping that problems will go away if left alone is a very risky strategy and can be very costly in both human and financial terms, and so taking time to learn more about creative problem solving should prove to be a worthwhile investment of effort.
Who this course is for:
- Managers, HR professionals and a wide range of other professionals whose work involves an element of problem solving. It will also be of value to anyone with an interest in problem solving.
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.