Creative thinking and innovation toolkit

Course summary

This one-day course first covers some basic theory and background, clarifying what the world of ‘creative thinking’ and ‘innovation’ looks like. It then looks at principles, practices and tools around creative thinking in particular. There will be opportunities to apply the tools and techniques and practice running creative thinking sessions and being a creative thinker yourself, giving you a creative thinking toolkit to use in the future.

Creative thinking is a course for anyone and everyone. It doesn’t matter what organisation or industry you are in, what your job title, role and responsibilities are, what your age or gender is and whether you think you are naturally creative or naturally not! (By the way, everyone can be a creative thinker). It will still work for you.

Breast Cancer Campaign
"I now understand how to approach new ideas and be able to implement them by coming up with solutions. The trainer was very good at keeping the group focused and together."
KR, Universities UK
"The trainer was very engaging and encouraging. She was happy to listen and advise us and the course was very interactive which kept me engaged throughout the day."
LW, Cranstoun
"The course totally met my objective- I'm actually looking forward to facilitating some sessions with key staff and service users. The trainer was great and very experienced."

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

Creative thinking is about the generation of new ideas through stimulus and tools, environment, interactions and facilitation.

During the day you will cover:

  • your personal objectives for attending
  • your personal challenges – tips and solutions
  • the definition of creativity and innovation
  • creative thinking in the wider world
  • creative thinking in the world of work
  • basic psychology – how the mind works
  • mental state, socks and filters!
  • brainstorming:
    – rules
    – practices
    – principles
    – physical environment
    – people
    – facilitation
    – tips
  • creative thinking tools
  • problem-solving tools
  • practical examples and exercises
  • practical opportunity to facilitate
  • creative thinking toolkit to take back to the workplace
  • a year of free support

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

The course is for anyone who; wants to improve their creative thinking; who thinks they are not a creative thinker but wants to be one; or who wants to facilitate creative thinking in their team or workplace. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

By the end of the workshop, you will have learned several really simple tools for creativity and innovation which will easily and efficiently stimulate creative thinking in yourself and your colleagues. You will also understand some basic principles around encouraging and maintaining creative thinking in your workplace. You will have had some fun and gained confidence in your own ability to come up with bright ideas and useful solutions. You will also become practiced in facilitating brainstorms. Finally, you will hopefully go away with clarity and some answers to your personal questions.

The Centre runs a wide range of management courses.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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