Creative Problem Solving Tools

Creative Strategies for Solving Problems
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Creative Problem Solving tools
The Disney Model
Various Brainstorming Techniques
Problem Reversal Technique


  • Managing Structured Meetings


Creative problem solving is one of those skills that just cannot be forced. The harder you try, the poorer your creative problem solving skills become!

The evidence is plain – how did Einstein come up with his theory of relativity – by bashing his head against a wall? No! In a daydream where he imagined surfing along a light beam!

Always remember the more stressed you become and the more time pressure you feel, the worse you are at solving problems creatively. But in today’s workplace, those who can generate the most effective creative ideas are often the best rewarded; so how can you improve your creative problem solving skills without getting stressed about it?

For business purposes you might need the crazy approaches from time to time; especially when creating the market strategy, products, trends setting, improving processes or changing vision.

Creative Problem Solving is a way of thinking and behaving.

Creative is for an idea that has an element of newness or uniqueness, at least to the one who creates the solution, and also has value and relevancy.

What you will get:

Apply creative thinking skills to solve day-to-day problems

Follow the structured method for generating solutions to problems

Establish how the seven creative problem solving techniques work:

  • Brainstorming

  • The Reversal Technique

  • The Disney Model

  • Forced Relationships

  • Metaphors

  • Assumption Smashing

  • Lotus Blossom

Who this course is for:

  • Subject matter experts
  • Team Leads
  • Associates
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technical Team Leads
  • Designers
  • Operation Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Developers
  • Marketing employees


Cross-Cultural Trainer, OD Consultant
Julian Vlach Ionita
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 303 Reviews
  • 4,427 Students
  • 11 Courses

Cross-Cultural Consultant, OD Consultant, certified Coach.

His areas of expertise include: strategy-design, program planning and delivery.  A sharp, pragmatic training style in terms of content - having its roots in a wide business and people management experience, a challenging facilitation style, to boost your experience, Julian brings clarity, energy while delivering process or skills in online sessions  and builds competences in classroom delivery. He designed, implemented, delivered Development Journeys for local or distributed teams in Germany, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, UK, Mexico and India. Iulian is co-author or author of nationally awarded Development Journeys in Romania or Poland (Business-Edu, HR Kadry Poland) and HR business-conference speaker: HR Kadry, HR Summit, Business Days, Employer Branding Conference Sofia.