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Creative Thinking

Boulden Management Consultants

Develop new ideas and innovative approaches to business challenges.

Half Day Course

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  • Understand the creative process
  • Identify barriers to creativity
  • Master techniques for generating new ideas


This fast paced, participative programme considers the key factors involved in boosting creativity; a key success factor in dealing with the complex issues thrown up in the modern businesses environment. Creativity is a capacity that is innate in all people and with the correct training it can be developed and strengthened, helping to generate fresh solutions and create new product ideas.

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive and practical course you will:

  • Appreciate the factors that support creative thinking
  • Understand the power of ‘loose associative thinking’
  • Master techniques for generating new product or service ideas
  • Discover the value of visualisation in the creative process
  • Learn an elegant method for generating a new idea from inception to implementation

Who should attend?

Business Leaders, Managers, and technical specialists who wish to develop their creative thinking skills.



The golden rules of creative thinking

Understanding the underlying principles that support the creative thinking process.

  • Defining creativity
  • Understanding the barriers to creative thinking
  • The role of the environment and establishing ‘success conditions’
  • The beliefs of creative people

Group exercise: finding sources of inspiration

Classic creative tools

Reviewing some of the tried and tested creative thinking techniques and explaining how these ‘classic techniques’ can be applied to develop artful solutions to problems and challenges.

  • Morphological thinking
  • Osborne’s checklist
  • Reverse thinking

Exercise: practising the classic techniques

Guided visualisation and intuitive drawing

Harnessing the power of the unconscious mind coupled with the expressive power of images and drawing to develop fresh perspectives and insights into opportunities and challenges.

  • The visualisation process
  • The power of art

Exercise: intuitive drawing in action

Disney Strategy

Based on the working methods of Walt Disney, this elegant three-part process helps to take an idea from its creative inception through to an implementation plan grounded in reality.

  • Dreamer role
  • Realist role
  • Critic role

Individual exercise: practising the Disney Strategy



Feedback is based upon peer review using Boulden assessment checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given role play or case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up effective creative thinking.

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
via our Contact form
Tel: 0844 394 8877