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Introduction to Creative Thinking Course

A high-energy 1-Day introduction of the theory and practice of Creative Thinking. We believe in ‘learning-by-doing’. Your personal creativity will get a boost and you will learn how you can improve all parts of the Design Thinking process, with a focus on Ideation.

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About this course

You will learn what the rules for a strong brainstorming session are in relation to participants and process and practice several strong divergence tools to find new ideas as well as use different convergence technics to build concepts out of the ideas. The course encompasses a complete brainstorm process and helps you recognize what the tricks to gain control over Ideation as a facilitator are.

Creativity has an aura of uncontrollability. At the end of this course, you will have experienced the opposite. Creative Thinking is an effective process to solve problem statements for you and your team in the daily working environment.

What you'll learn

The activities during this course are a balanced mix of theory and practice. Below you find a global outline of the topics that will be addressed.

Part 1 Theory

A short introduction to Creative Thinking. What is it? What’s the difference between logical thinking? Can I compare it with CPS or SIT?

Part 2 Attitudes and Skills

There are two major attitudes about Creative Thinking: Defer Judgement and Be Expansive. These attitudes can be strengthened by the use of three skills: Imagination, Perception and Association. You will experience all these five elements throughout the training.

Part 3 Learning by Doing

On the basis of the process of Creative Thinking, you will experience a complete brainstorm. You will practice several strong divergence tools to find new ideas and use different convergence technics to build concepts out of the ideas.

Meet your instructors

Alwin Put

Co-Founder DesignThinkers Academy Belgium

Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. For this reason, participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, if you are able to provide:
A) Digital COVID Certificate (QR code);
B) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
C) Proof that you recovered from COVID-19 less than 6 months ago.

If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, they will not be able to participate in the course. Our goal is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable.

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