LeapFox Learning Boise

Creative Problem Solving

Training for your Group

  • Private class for your team
  • Online or on-location
  • Fully customizable course material
  • Onsite testing available

Training for Individuals

$395

  • Live, Instructor-led training
  • Expert instructors
  • Hands-on instruction

Course Overview

This workshop will give students an overview of the creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, & analyzing data will be covered during class.

Course Length: 1 day

Audience: Professionals in a variety of fields who are seeking to improve their problem solving skills.

Prerequisites: None

What You're Going To Learn

Understand problems and the creative problem solving process Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly Identify and use four different problem definition tools Write concrete problem statements Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting Perform a final analysis to select a solution Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution Understand the need to refine the shortlist and redefine it Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality

Register for an Upcoming Date

Date Location Price Register

Full Course Outline

1 – GETTING STARTED
  • Workshop Objectives
2 – THE PROBLEM SOLVING METHOD
  • What is a Problem?
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps in the Creative Solving Process?
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions
3 – INFORMATION GATHERING
  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods of Gathering Information
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions
4 – PROBLEM DEFINITION
  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining the Present State and the Desired State
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions
5 – PREPARING FOR BRAINSTORMING
  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions
6 – GENERATING SOLUTIONS (I)
  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions
7 – GENERATING SOLUTIONS (II)
  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • The Blink Method
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions
8 – ANALYZING SOLUTIONS
  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions
9 – SELECTING A SOLUTION
  • Doing a Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions
10 – PLANNING YOUR NEXT STEPS
  • Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions
11 – CREATING A PERFORMANCE PLAN
  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions
12 – WRAPPING UP
  • Words from the Wise
  • Lessons Learned

What to Expect at LeapFox

Knowledgeable Instructors

Our instructors are certified professionals. They are trained on the latest features and how to get the most out of software programs.

Hands-on Labs

No boring lectures! Our courses are designed to give students lots of time to practice what they are learning with hands-on exercises and projects.

Bounce Back Pass

Retake any public course as many times as you like for up to one year for classroom live classes and six months for remote live courses.

Certificate of Completion

Receive a certificate of completion at the end of every course.

Up-to-date Curriculum

Each course comes with a helpful and up-to-date ebook which will contain instruction and practice exercises.

Time Saving Tips N Tricks

In each course, your instructor will show you tips and tricks that will save you time and make you more efficient.

Friendly and Helpful Staff

Our staff is dedicated to your success. Each team member is trained to provide the absolute best customer service possible.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you aren't 100% satisfied with your experience at LeapFox, simply let us know, and we will make it right.

Look who Else is Using LeapFox

Tamara Leavitt

The thing I liked about my Excel class at LeapFox is the instructor took took the time to answer all my questions. I use Excel on a daily basis and have been able to save about 15 minutes a day on Excel tasks. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend LeapFox to anyone looking for great training.

Tamara Leavitt

Storm Finders

Doug M.

I had a great instructor who knew the material and was interested in my success and his role in my goals.

Doug M.

IT Professional

Greg D.

I took Excel and a number of other programs in the Microsoft Office suite at LeapFox. I'm living proof an old dog can learn new tricks. Great instruction, friendly staff.

Greg D.

Office Specialist

Close Menu