Nurturing Your Creative Brain Course Overview
Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in both our personal and professional lives. However, creativity is not something people are born with; it is a skill. Like any other skill it can be mastered and channeled towards specific goals with incredible results.
What most of us do not recognize is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done.
This two-day program is designed to ignite one’s creative switch using specific set of tools and techniques. Learners will get to recognize and hone their own creative potential by practicing to boost their creative and innovative abilities. Concepts will be presented to enable innovation and utilization of creativity in any job roles to stand out and succeed.
At the end of the course, learners are able to:
- understand the basis and principles of creativity
- learn how to use thinking tools to unleash your personal creativity
- apply creative thinking skills to effectively solve problems and face future challenges
- create an encouraging climate to foster creativity in the workplace
This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in thriving the creativity and flourish their ability to be more innovative in their workplace.
Learners are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of mini-lectures, group activities, discussions, hands-on exercises, games and Q&A sessions in this interactive workshop.
- What is Creativity?
- Types of Creativity
- Differences between Critical and Creative Thinking
- Benefits of Creativity
- Fall of the Tunnel Vision
- Myths about Creativity
- Challenges of being Creative
- Characteristics of a Creative Individual
- The Creativity Cycle
- Improving Your Creative Abilities
- Instilling the Creative Process in Your Workplace
Our Dedicated Trainer
Swing has nearly 10 years of experience in hands-on Engineering, Quality, Project Management (manufacturing industry) and Customer Service in multinational corporations as well as multi-industrial sectors.
She has actively participated in training programs conducted at Shimano, Seagate and Hitachi Global Storage
Technologies – organizations known for their trailblazing quality and world-class training efforts. She was part of a team, at Hitachi GST, which was involved LEAN project to reduce waste in customer audits.
She was the key engineer in Customer Quality Department, to develop technical materials on process and
products for her multinational customers; all these were made possible by her vast experience and strong
technical knowledge in the fields of HDD product technology and competition. She was also the focal
point for communication on customer or quality issues, technical impact assessment on quality issues, and
hosted customer audits with excellent outcomes. She was actively involved with coaching cross-functional teams on the usage of problem-solving tools like 7 QC tools and CP/CPK.
The strong ability to work in a multi-cultural and diverse environment gives her an advantage in interacting and relating with working professionals from different background; making her a successful and inspiring facilitator in adult learning.
Swing facilitates WSQ (Employability Skills, Generic Manufacturing and Service Excellence modules)
and customized programs. Topics include Basic & Advanced ICT, Workplace Communication & Engagement, Interpersonal Skills, Negotiation Skills Best Practices, Initiative & Enterprise, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making, Root Cause Analysis, Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Project Management, Develop High Performance Team, The Facilitative Leader of Self-Managed Team, Manage Cross Functional and Diverse Team, Creative Leadership & Self Development, Enable People, Team Success, Apply Quality System, 5S Techniques, Failure Mode Effect and Analysis, Manage Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Reengineering, Line Balancing, Value Stream Mapping, Provide GEMS, Respond to Service Challenges, Coach for Service Performance, Establish Relationship with Customers, Professional Telephone Skills, Excellent Service Role Model, Personal Effectiveness, Change & Adapt Now!, Business Writing and Time & Stress Management.
Her clients, amongst many, include AB Sciex, AMK Town Council, Broadcom, Du Pont Company, Evergreen Shipping, Food Empire, Home Team Academy, Integrated DNA Technologies, Jurong Port, K Box, Leonian Holdings, LVHM Fragrances & Cosmetics, Makino Asia, Maybank, MINDEF, Mandarin Group Hotel, New Port Duty Free, Oil States Industries, PSA Marine, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Power, Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd, Swiss Precision and Wine Connection.
She is active in areas of courseware development and consultancy work which includes Lean improvement, procedures establishment, On-The-Job-Training blueprint, talent development, competency mapping and Training Needs Analysis for corporate clients.
Swing has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science (Engineering Management) and a Diploma in Quality Assurance Engineering. She is also a professional coach in Transformative Coaching; an International Coach Federation (ICF) approved training program, and a professional speaker coached by 2017 World Champion of Public Speaking.
All registration forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks before course commencement. Many courses have pre-requisites, which are intended to foster a learner’s success in the course. Be sure to check the necessary pre-requisites before registering.
Inclusive of 2 coffee breaks with refreshments and catered/buffet lunch
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Absentees will be charged the full course fee
2 days, 9:00am – 5:00pm
(14 hrs, exclude lunch break)
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