Creative Problem Solving - 2 day workshop

3rd and 4th October 2019

Why are creative problem solving skills important?


In our working lives we all have to make critical decisions.  Managers face challenges and opportunities on a daily basis, which can be examined from different angles and successfully addressed through Creative Problem Solving.


WORK WEST ENTERPRISE AGENCY have trained hundreds of educators, professionals and Students over the past four years through our Design Thinking workshops, promoting break-through innovations and developing creative problem solving skills.


We are offering a unique opportunity to attend an exclusive Creative Problem Solving 2-day Workshop with Laura Barbero Switalski, a leading trainer, facilitator and coach from Darwin Associates, Buffalo, New York. 


Places are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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Laura Barbero Switalski

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Laura Barbero Switalski specialises in organisational growth, creativity and change leadership. She works with organisations across North America, Central America, and Europe to facilitate creativity and innovation, help manage change and transition, and enhance teamwork and leadership. 


Laura has worked globally with several multinational corporations, including Johnson & Johnson and Coca Cola and helps people develop their leadership potential, build cohesive teams and enhance their creative thinking skills. 


Laura is co-founder of CCC (Center for Certification in Creativity); she also holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity and Innovation from the International Centre for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State.  She is a founding member and organizer of CREA Conference and President of CREA Italia. Laura has coauthored the book Creativity Rising. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century, published by ICSC Press in April 2012.

What to Expect

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  • Assessment of participants' individual thinking style preferences through the use of FourSight® Thinking Profile assessment


  • Understanding of how this influences communication and teamwork 


  • Knowledge of the dynamic balance of  divergent and convergent thinking and how to use this to produce creative results 


  • To experience a deep dive into the Creative Problem Solving process and learn how it can be used to overcome challenges 


  • To learn and apply a set of thinking tools that can be applied within their own organisation or workplace


What is Foursight?

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  The creative problem solving process comprise four key stages; clarifying, ideating, developing and implementing. 


Most of us have varying levels of  energy for each stage of the process. Foursight will provide invaluable insights into where  individual participants' energy lies. 


All participants will complete Foursight and leave the programme with a detailed profile, greater self awareness and a range of tools to support them to improve their creative problem solving.

Dates: 3rd and 4th October 2019

Venue

The Thinc Lab

 Work West Social Enterprise Village, 

301 Glen Road, 

Belfast, BT11 8LJ  

Cost

£595 per person


Places are allocated on first come, first served basis and secured on receipt of £200 non-refundable deposit.

Lunches and refreshments included.

Booking

For booking and information please contact Claire Ferris claire@workwest.co.uk or email the Work West team via the link below.

Info and booking