Creative Thinking Training Course

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Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


Have you ever questioned why some can come up with no ideas but some others come up with brilliant concepts and ideas? It is the capability to connect dots and see the bigger picture than the rest of the people.

Creative thinking is our ability to look at ideas and discover new alternatives to become a problem-solver. We can think differently and provide new perspectives. It is in the very sense of statement – Think outside the Box!

What is Creative Thinking? What can you do to improve your Creative Thinking Skills? You don’t have to be a creative intellect to be able to think creatively, you just need work on different things and situations to stimulate the creative part of your brain.

This program will help you to bring a renewed and an unconventional perception towards your day to day tasks and work. You will be able to share these ideas, conceived by these creative thing skills, with your managers and the organization. Creative thinking can be drawn out with the regular practice of the topics covered under the modules of this program.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals at all levels looking to become more positive, confident, expressive, and productive in the corporate world and their personal lives should attend this program. Business intellectuals, policymakers, trend-setters, organizers, top management, managers, supervisors, and executives would require these practical sessions to improve their thinking skills.
  • Individuals looking to think out-of-the-box and contribute must learn the Creative Thinking skills through this training program.

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Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn:

  • Understand Creativity Thinking and how it works
  • Stimulate new habits of thinking to create a constant flow of unique ideas
  • Use several creative thinking techniques and methods
  • Learn how to be a problem solver in various situations
  • Develop new ideas and strategies at your place of work
  • Enhance the use of your thoughts and imagination
  • Overcome mental blocks and think out of the box
  • Understand various mind mapping techniques
  • Learn how to Harvest, Design & Implement ideas

Course Outline

Module 1

  • What Is Creativity? Thinking Differently
  • Understanding Creative Thinking
  • Creativity vs Innovation
  • Different roles in creativity
  • Moulding a non-creative person to become more creative
  • Personal areas of creativity
  • Developing the practice of thinking
  • Lateral and Parallel Thinking

Module 2

  • Creativity and Intelligence
  • Developing a Creative environment
  • Purpose and vision for new ideas
  • Understanding the functions of the brain
  • Brain Mapping
  • Improving your memory
  • Setting yourself on an Idea Generation mode
  • Evaluating Ideas

Module 3

  • Developing Creative Thinking Skills
  • Developing approaches for creative ideas
  • Science of creative thinking
  • Creative thinking methods
  • Creative thinking and ambiguous dreaming
  • Purging unproductive clutter
  • Deleting self-imposed mind boundaries
  • Becoming a Creative Thinker

Module 4

  • Creative thinking as an Organizational people culture
  • Investigating Problems
  • Understanding Perceptions
  • Optimism in the workplace
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking
  • Productive Thinking

Module 5

  • Freeing the Creative ‘Bird’
  • Journalling your ideas and thoughts
  • Body and formation of an idea
  • Brainstorming Rules and Techniques
  • Building on different ideas and thoughts
  • Joining the dots in different scenarios
  • Risk Analysis and forecasting

Module 6

  • The power of curiosity
  • Engaging curiosity to propel Creative Thinking
  • Building and stages of idea formation
  • Engaging the brain effectively
  • A stable mind and mind-set
  • Decision-Making process
  • Eliminating ‘mind-killers’
  • Stress and its effect on thinking capabilities

Module 7

  • The Creative Process Model
  • Creativity techniques
  • The RAP Model
  • The Shoe Swap Technique
  • Situation/Solution Reversal
  • Using Mind Mapping
  • Visual Triggers
  • Six Thinking Hats
  • Metaphors and Analogies
  • Harvesting Ideas
  • Action Plans

Module 8

  • Individual Creativity
  • Knowing yourself – SWOT Analysis
  • Breeding ground for Creative Thinking
  • Purpose of Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Finding opportunities within problems and failures
  • Overpowering resistance to change
  • Believing and selling your ideas
  • Following through with your ideas
  • Finding your life-changing idea

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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