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Applied Creativity and Innovation, SIM Singapore with Jennifer Goddard

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Thursday, 3 September 2009 - 1:00am - Friday, 4 September 2009 - 9:00am

Applied Creativity and Innovation - Creativity on Demand to Develop Better Solutions - Faster !


Designed for a broad range of personnel, such as managers, team leaders and specialists, this programme explores how Deliberate Cre8ive Thinking is applied to promote innovation.

Upon completion, you will:

* understand a simple process for effective application of new thinking techniques and be able to use a number of thinking tools to find innovative solutions to business challenges
* be able to use creative thinking tools to contribute more to business improvement activities and pro-actively address potential problems
* have the ability to develop bold new ideas that support organisational innovation
* work more creatively as individuals and participate effectively in work groups and on project teams

Benefits to You

Organisations that apply Deliberate Creative Thinking's principles and methods will:

* creatively deal with complex situations and make better and faster decisions
* have shorter and more productive meetings in an effective team environment
* plan, manage and implement solutions thoroughly and effectively
* generate innovative ideas to effectively manage costs and grow the 'top-line' of the business
* prevent potential problems from developing and promote innovative ideas that support business goals

Programme Outline

Rational Problem Solving
- A look at the strengths and weaknesses of traditional problem solving methods, and how creative thinking can make them more effective
The Applied Creativity and Innovation Process
- A simple process for analysing challenges, and then finding innovative solutions using Deliberate Cre8ive Thinking
Creativity on Demand
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hows individuals and teams how to focus their creative energy when and where it is needed to solve real challenges
Tools for Deliberate Creative Thinking
- Provides simple but effective tools for exploring problems quickly and effectively as well as a range of techniques that are proven to generate solutions that work
Application and Action
- Applying creativity to daily issues is the key to success and this programme uses a case study to demonstrate techniques learnt
Where to Go from here ?
An action plan to focus on creative problem solving

Who Must Attend

Designed for a broad range of personnel including managers, team leaders and specialists.

Programme Leader

This programme will be conducted by one of the following leaders:

Jennifer Goddard is Director of the Buzan Centre: Australia and co-founder of Mindwerx International. Over the last 10 years, Ms Goddard has consulted for various organisations in Australia, the UK and Asia. One of only six Master Trainers in Buzan's Mind Mapping® technique, she manages a network of more that 70 trainers and has a passion for mental literacy, whole brain thinking, holanthropy (the study of interrelated functions of the brain and body), and multiple intelligences.

She is a Buzan Licensed Instructor in advanced learning techniques, including speed reading and memory, and has personally worked with Tony Buzan. She is also an accredited trainer in de Bono's Lateral Thinking™ techniques and a qualified administrator of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)®. In addition, she is the convenor of the Australian Memory Championships, and was Chief Arbiter at the 2003 World Championships in Malaysia.

W J (Bill) Jarrard is the founder of Mindwerx International and Co-Director of the Buzan Centre:Australia. Known as the 'Chief Imagineer', mainly because of his unique ability to help companies imagine what they might become and to then assist them in achieving their vision, Mr Jarrard consults to various organisations on strategic thinking, continuous improvement, creativity and innovation.

Bill uses Deliberate Cre8ive Thinking to help organisations achieve their goals. He is convenor / lecturer of the creativity and innovation module of the Master of Entrepreneur-ship and Innovation (MEI) programme run by Swinburne University-AGSE. He also runs this programme in Israel and regularly presents Mindwerx programmes in Southeast Asia and China.

Venue     :     To Be Confirmed
Time     :     9.00 am - 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.
Fee     :     S$963.00 (SIM Members)
(Inclusive of 7% GST) 
Enquiries     :     6248 9407 exec[at][dot]sg

All published fees are for SIM members.
A levy of up to 20% will be charged for non-members. Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up, please visit, e-mail membership[at][dot]sg or call 6468 8866.

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