University of Southern Indiana
Working through a problem creatively

Creativity and Innovation


A quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin reads, "When familiar people try to solve familiar problems, they tend to develop familiar solutions." This workshop is designed to identify and break down the barriers to creativity and innovative thinking to remove the blinders that prevent breakthrough solutions. The workshop emphasizes increasing awareness and learning techniques to develop a more creative attitude and learning how to encourage and use radical ideas in a practical way. Participants learn how to be more creative in developing solutions to problems or in tackling opportunities for improvement. Also, participants learn tools and techniques to develop and explore creative options. Activities will focus on opening the mind, understanding the benefits of creativity and innovation, setting the stage and removing barriers to creativity.

This course addresses the following soft skills: leadership, problem solving, creative thinking, ability to influence others, decision making and prioritizing.

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