Creative Problem Solving - Online Training Course & Certification

Creative Problem Solving - Online Training Course - Certificate in Creative Problem Solving - Short E-Learning Course In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that...
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Creative Problem Solving - Online Training Course - Certificate in Creative Problem Solving - Short E-Learning Course

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small. 

 

Study method - Online, self-paced (4-6 study hours)

Course format - Online (24/7 access), modular

Course Duration - Part-time (1-year access)

Qualification – CPD certificate of completion

Course Delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smart phones

Awarded Body – CPD Accreditation Service (UK)

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Course aims

The creative problem solving online training course will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem-solving process, as well as key problem-solving tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analysing data, and identifying resources will be covered throughout the online course.

Course objectives

The objectives of this creative problem solving online course are:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem-solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and redefine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality

What’s covered in this course?

This online creative problem-solving course covers the following:

Module One: Getting Started
  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
Module Two: The Problem Solving Method
  • What is a Problem?
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps in the Creative Solving Process?
Module Three: Information Gathering
  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods of Gathering Information
Module Four: Problem Definition
  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining the Present State and the Desired State
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement
Module Five: Preparing for Brainstorming
  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity
Module Six: Generating Solutions (I)
  • Brainstorming Basics
  • Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
  • Duncker Diagrams
Module Seven: Generating Solutions (II)
  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • The Blink Method
Module Eight: Analyzing Solutions
  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis
Module Nine: Selecting a Solution
  • Doing a Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
Module Ten: Planning Your Next Steps
  • Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting
Module Eleven: Recording Lessons Learned
  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements
Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

What is creative problem solving?

"Creative problem solving (CPS) is a proven method for approaching a problem or a challenge in an imaginative and innovative way. It's a process that helps you redefine the problems and opportunities you face, come up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then take action"

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  1. All our e-learning courses can be accessed on any electronic/computerised device.

    • Study anywhere, in your own time and at your own pace!
    • Easy to follow and understand
    • Only 4-6 hours recommended study time
    • 1-year access to course & learning materials
    • Access your course anytime, anywhere & on any device
    • Complete course on desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
    • Additional references and downloadable materials available
    • CPD accredited certification on completion

    Course accreditation

    1. The content of this online training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

    2.  All our online courses are accredited and internationally recognised (UK CPD Accreditation Service)

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    How does the course work?

    Our online training courses can be completed the on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.

    These online training courses are self-paced, so learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete. There is no deadline for completion, but the course will expire from a learners account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not. Learners are required to achieve 80% pass mark to successfully complete the course and achieve a certificate. Certificates achieved can be downloaded from the learner profile page.

    Refund policy

    We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

    To request a refund, you should email our support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training to make a valid refund claim. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates achieved will not be valid for a refund.

    Will the course work on multiple devices, such as tablets and mobile phones?

    We recommend using a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices, e.g. iPads and iPhones.

    Is a specific internet web browser recommended?

    For the best possible experience, we recommend that learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

    How long do learners have to complete a course?

    There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

    On successful completion of this e-learning course, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).

    Learners are required to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the end of course assessment to successfully complete the course and achieve a certificate. Certificates achieved can be downloaded from the learner profile page.

    All our online training courses and programs are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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