Course Detail(MP166 : Unleash the Potential of Creative Thinking)

VCF Funding

MP166 : Unleash the Potential of Creative Thinking

7.00 CPE Hours (Others)
Classroom

This course is pre-approved for VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) funding. Please refer to the Funding tab for more details on Eligibility Criteria and Application Procedures.

Programme Objective
 
Tough problems -solving requires the ability to define the true problem, analyse the possible causes, create options, select the most feasible option and then implement it. A systematic approach will give you the techniques to resolve the problem in a creative way.
 
This one-day creative thinking workshop should help participants enhance their skills to find sustainable solutions and learn new ways to approach problem solving to reach win-win decisions.
 
Its key objectives are to:

  • Identify problems using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Generate multiple solutions using creative thinking techniques to generate ideas solve workplace problems
  • Evaluate and implement an action plan to resolve workplace problems

Programme Outline

  • Analytical versus Creative Problem Solving
    • Difference between creativity and innovation
    • Difference between analytical thinking and creative thinking
    • Unlocking creative mind trap
    • Killer phrases and Idea grower
       
  • Generating “Solution Ideas” using Creative Thinking
    • Introduce the concept of Idea Generation Techniques.

1. Creative Visualisation
•       Scenarios

2. Parallel Thinking
•       Six Hats

3. Radical Thinking
•       Brainstorming
•       Mind-mapping

4. Pattern Breaking
•       Lateral Thinking
•       Idea Box

5. SCAMPER technique

  • Evaluate Possible Ideas for Solution to the Root Cause of a Problem
    • Testing the solutions
    • Setting important criteria
    • Decision matrix
       

Training Methodology
 
The approach to delivering the workshop is hands-on and skill-based throughout. The learning environment is highly interactive between the workshop leader and participants, and among the participants themselves. Peer learning from sharing experiences will be strongly encouraged. Learning methods include facilitator’s short input, group exercises and feedback, self-assessments, brainstorming, role plays and case studies related to real life applications.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

This workshop is ideal for anyone who is or will be involved in problem-solving and need to generate multiple creative solutions to problems.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

18 Apr 2022 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 337.05
For Non-Members: $ 404.46

Programme Facilitator(s)

Caroline Josephine Dawson

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Date & Time

14 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Caroline Josephine Dawson

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Funding

1] VCF Training Grant
VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) Training Grant provides co-funding for local training courses to help charities comply with regulatory requirements and build good governance standards.

Period of VCF pre-approval: Until 8 June 2022

VCF Preapproved Course Ref No.: PAS00002486

Eligibility Criteria

VCF funding is for eligible management staff or Board members from registered Charities/ IPCs.

VCF Grants Coverage & Quantum

 

Funding Quantum

Nett Course Fees Payable (incl. GST)

Singaporeans/ PRs


 

Member: $269.64

Non-Member: $323.57


(80% of course fee)

Member: $67.41

Non-Member: $80.89

Employment Pass/ Work Permit Holders / S Pass Holders

Member: $202.23

Non-Member: $242.68

(60% of course fee)

Member: $134.82

Non-Member: $161.78

For Pre-approved Courses: Participants will pay the training provider the net course fees (after VCF funding). The training provider will claim the VCF approved funding directly from the VCF Secretariat.

VCF Application Procedures

Course Registration:

  • Charity/ IPC applicant indicates interest to register for the course with VCF funding by writing to cpe@isca.org.sg (Attention: Hazel Lee). Please state the Course Title, Course Date, Name and Number of participants.
  • Upon receiving confirmation from ISCA on seat availability, please send us these documents:
    1. Completed Registration Form (Please click HEREto download)
    2. VCF approval email

Note:

  • The Applicant submits a VCF Local Training Grant application online via the NCSS e-Servicesat least one month beforethe course(s) commence(s). VCF applications are subject to VCF approval and only Charity/ IPC staff/volunteers with approved VCF applications are eligible for VCF funding.
  • The Applicant must send the approval email to ISCA as proof of eligibility for VCF funding.
  • The Applicant with approved VCF application (or “VCF-eligible participant”) pays the amount of course fees less VCF funding to ISCA.Payment has to be made via corporate means (e.g. corporate credit card).
  • The Applicant has to create an ISCA Corporate Account (Application form HERE) if they do not have an existing corporate account.

During the Course:

  • VCF-eligible participant to achieve minimum 75% attendance, and pass all assessments, if any.
  • All VCF-eligible participants are to complete a VCF Training Evaluation Form at the end of the course.
  • For course conducted online, VCF-eligible participants are to switch on their video function and display their full name.

Programme Facilitator(s)


Caroline Josephine Dawson

A former journalist, Caroline’s professional work experience as a Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator for as long as 18 years has required her to market the value of her programs and persuade clients to value and understand the urgency of good communication and management skills in the work force. As an ACTA certified WSQ trainer, she has also worked with the Workforce Development Agency of Singapore to develop training content for the Employability Skills System where she successfully attained industry approved competencies in conducting, planning and designing competency based assessments for communication workshops.
 
Her experience in working with public and private sector training has become one of her training strengths. Participants of her training workshops attest to her motivational, instructional and highly experiential training methodology that have helped them in their workplace business writing. Caroline has trained operational, supervisory and managerial staff from various organisations.
 
She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from NTU (Singapore) and has attained the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification through the London Teacher Training College and also teaches English as a foreign language. Caroline is also an MBTI®, DISC Accredited Administrator, Enneagram and Lumina Emotion/Spark practitioner and she has administered the tools to top level managers and supervisors on managing their leadership styles and team members. She is currently pursuing her doctorate studies in Business Administration through a Paris-based business school.

This course is pre-approved for VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) funding. Please refer to the Funding tab for more details on Eligibility Criteria and Application Procedures.

Programme Objective
 
Tough problems -solving requires the ability to define the true problem, analyse the possible causes, create options, select the most feasible option and then implement it. A systematic approach will give you the techniques to resolve the problem in a creative way.
 
This one-day creative thinking workshop should help participants enhance their skills to find sustainable solutions and learn new ways to approach problem solving to reach win-win decisions.
 
Its key objectives are to:

  • Identify problems using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Generate multiple solutions using creative thinking techniques to generate ideas solve workplace problems
  • Evaluate and implement an action plan to resolve workplace problems

Programme Outline

  • Analytical versus Creative Problem Solving
    • Difference between creativity and innovation
    • Difference between analytical thinking and creative thinking
    • Unlocking creative mind trap
    • Killer phrases and Idea grower
       
  • Generating “Solution Ideas” using Creative Thinking
    • Introduce the concept of Idea Generation Techniques.

1. Creative Visualisation
•       Scenarios

2. Parallel Thinking
•       Six Hats

3. Radical Thinking
•       Brainstorming
•       Mind-mapping

4. Pattern Breaking
•       Lateral Thinking
•       Idea Box

5. SCAMPER technique

  • Evaluate Possible Ideas for Solution to the Root Cause of a Problem
    • Testing the solutions
    • Setting important criteria
    • Decision matrix
       

Training Methodology
 
The approach to delivering the workshop is hands-on and skill-based throughout. The learning environment is highly interactive between the workshop leader and participants, and among the participants themselves. Peer learning from sharing experiences will be strongly encouraged. Learning methods include facilitator’s short input, group exercises and feedback, self-assessments, brainstorming, role plays and case studies related to real life applications.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

This workshop is ideal for anyone who is or will be involved in problem-solving and need to generate multiple creative solutions to problems.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Caroline Josephine Dawson

A former journalist, Caroline’s professional work experience as a Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator for as long as 18 years has required her to market the value of her programs and persuade clients to value and understand the urgency of good communication and management skills in the work force. As an ACTA certified WSQ trainer, she has also worked with the Workforce Development Agency of Singapore to develop training content for the Employability Skills System where she successfully attained industry approved competencies in conducting, planning and designing competency based assessments for communication workshops.
 
Her experience in working with public and private sector training has become one of her training strengths. Participants of her training workshops attest to her motivational, instructional and highly experiential training methodology that have helped them in their workplace business writing. Caroline has trained operational, supervisory and managerial staff from various organisations.
 
She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from NTU (Singapore) and has attained the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification through the London Teacher Training College and also teaches English as a foreign language. Caroline is also an MBTI®, DISC Accredited Administrator, Enneagram and Lumina Emotion/Spark practitioner and she has administered the tools to top level managers and supervisors on managing their leadership styles and team members. She is currently pursuing her doctorate studies in Business Administration through a Paris-based business school.

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

18 Apr 2022 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 337.05
For Non-Members: $ 404.46

Programme Facilitator(s)

Caroline Josephine Dawson

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709