When most people hear the words “creative problem solving” they think of a haphazard random approach to generating solutions. While it does in fact involve allowing ideas to flow, there is most certainly a rhyme and reason to the process. In this program, participants learn techniques for both generating a variety of relative, novel ideas to problem resolution and evaluating their effectiveness.
At the core of Creative Problem Solving Applied is a single case study which serves as a springboard for post-workshop application. At the end of each module, participants are presented with new circumstances and conversations that specifically relate to the learning material in the module – allowing them to witness the concepts of creative problem solving and/or the effects of the lack thereof in action. Participants are called to not only assess the effectiveness of the characters’ ability to apply the concepts to the situation, but also put them into practice themselves.