Creative Brainstorming Techniques using Mind Maps

MDIS


Course introduction

STEVE WOZNAIK, co-founder of Apple Inc said that creativity and innovation is a natural human talent. Why then do we all normally feel "uncreative"? Professor Tony Buzan explains that "normal" is not equated to "natural". Tony believes that we have been "educated" out of creativity. This course will enable you to unleash your "natural" creative self. Learn from the guru of creativity Tony Buzan, holder of the highest creativity IQ and recipient of the creativity lifetime achievement award by the American Creativity Association.



Course Benefits


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Manage their learning and thinking processes for greater performances
  • Achieve higher levels of work productivity by identifying and tapping unrealised potential within themselves and of others
  • Understand and use the brain’s Natural Creative States to harness creative powers when needed
  • Ability to engage in Generative Thinking
  • Generate unique ideas for Product Development or Problem Solving
  • Develop more natural creativity on a daily basis



Target Audience


Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, Project Leaders and those involved in creative processes or environments.



Course Outline


Creative Brain Storming in a Group

  • Welcome to a Brain New World: The Brain and its Capabilities
  • New Challenges in the World and at the Workplace
  • How We Learn using our Multi-Sensory System
  • The Left and Right Brain Paradigm: Myth  Reality
  • Secrets of Creative Geniuses
Mind Maps®: The Ultimate Creative & Thinking Tool
  • Principles behind Mind Mapping® and Why it Works
  • Buzan Radiant Thinking:  Brain Bloom
  • Tony Buzan’s Laws of Mind Maps®
  • Mind Mapping® Applications in the Business World
Generating Faster and Better Ideas: Buzan Creative Brain Storming Technique
  • Why Traditional Brain Storming does not work
  • Achieve 5x More Ideas using Mind Maps® for Brain Storming
  • Radiant Thinking @Work - Brain Blooming
  • Select and Filter for Quality Ideas
Dynamics of Group Collaboration
  • Dynamics in Groups: Building Team Relationships
  • Personality Clashes and Clicks!
  • Building a Creative Team that Clicks!
  • Staging for Standards:   Setting the Group Language
Creative Solution Finding (Case Study)
  • Individual Brain Bloom
  • Presenting Individual Ideas within the Team
  • Team Mind Mapping® Activity
  • Presenting the Group Mind Map to the Organisation
Creative Problem Solutioning
  • What is Creativity?
  • The Global Creativity Crisis
  • Defining Creativity
  • Creativity Tests: How Creative am I?
  • Exercise: “I can draw like Leonardo Davinci”
Measuring Creativity
  • Ellis Paul Torrance’s Four Creativity Benchmarks
  • Brain States: How To Get More Of It
  • Formula of Creative Geniuses
Creativity at Play

Creative Problem Solving Technique
  • Problem Definition
  • Process of Creative Problem Solving
  • Identifying Problems of the Case
Finding and Developing the Solutions

Identifying Problems and Solution Finding (Case Study)
  • Identify Key Problem Issues using Mind Maps
  • Select and Focus on Major Concerns
  • Solution Finding Process
Recommending the Preferred Solution as a Group


Methodologies

Mind Mapping technique according to Prof Tony Buzan.
Personality profiling using Click! Colours developed by David Koutsoukis.


Fees
  • S$1,337.50* (including GST)
* Members enjoy a 15% discount before GST
* Group Discount (3 or more participants) - 10%



Available Course Sessions


Course Date, Time Reg. Closes On
1 01 Mar' 17 to 02 Mar' 17, 9.00am to 5.00pm 28 Feb' 17 Register Now
2 10 Jul' 17 to 11 Jul' 17, 9.00am to 5.00pm 09 Jul' 17 Register Now



Trainer Profile


Eric Cheong / Dr Henry Toi

All of our Associate Trainers offer our high level of service therefore are subject to regular peer assessments and interview prior to joining our Institute. They must all be qualified and have relevant experience to an agreed level and are subjected to continual audit and evaluation. Strict internal assessment is implemented as an integral part of our quality control mechanism.



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