Topic outline

  • Mastering Innovation and Design Thinking

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of mastering innovation and design thinking for those who are involved in management at whatever level of complexity in both technical and non-technical functions. It is also of special benefit to those who need to understand the creative thinking and innovation processes in an application mode. The course will prove essential to those in specialist functions at the strategic, financial, operational and advisory levels.

    Mastering Innovation and Design Thinking

    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain a good working knowledge on mastering innovation and design thinking Understand and apply a 10-step design process
      Distinguish between incremental innovation and radical innovation when creating new solutions Research and understand the complex network of stakeholders involved in any project
      Rapidly create and refine a vision for any product or service using a 3-phase approach to align technical and non-technical audiences Understand and use the psychology behind human-machine interface
      Effectively understand if your end-users will be delighted by your product or service Have practiced making suggestions for innovation in the K-group based on (desktop) research
      Discuss whole brain thinking and personality as well as apply creativity and innovation and differentiate tradition versus innovation Identify the 8 vital lessons about innovation including the four levels human brain
      Apply logical thinking, follow rules, be practical and avoid ambiguity Carryout parallel thinking, evolution of ideas, innovation and six thinking hats method
      Employ western thinking, vertical thinking, the six-step decision making process and lateral thinking Apply problem analysis using lateral thinking, self-imposed boundaries and techniques to force a search for alternatives
      Use the chance model, generate ideas by chance, apply techniques for evaluating ideas and discuss the laws and principles of perception Imply the seven-intelligences and learning and differentiate intellectual quotient versus emotional intelligence
      Identify the effects and the factors that influence emotional intelligence Improve and build emotional intelligence as well as apply the steps in creating a mind map and the tips for improving mind maps
      Illustrate metacognitive mapping, mindset and paradigms, paradigm and strategy Recognize the various types of thinking including the strategic conversation model
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of mastering innovation and design thinking. It covers the whole brain thinking and personality; the creativity and innovation; the 8 vital lessons about innovation including the four levels human brain; the logical thinking, following rules, being practical and avoiding ambiguity; the parallel thinking, evolution of ideas, innovation and six thinking hats method; the western thinking, vertical thinking, the six-step decision making process and lateral thinking; and the problem analysis using lateral thinking, self-imposed boundaries and techniques to force a search for alternatives
        During this highly interactive course, participants will learn the chance model, techniques for evaluating ideas and the laws and principles of perception; the seven-intelligences and learning; the intellectual quotient versus emotional intelligence; the effects and factors that influence emotional intelligence; the emotional intelligence and the steps in creating a mind map; the tips for improving mind maps; the metacognitive mapping, mindset and paradigms, paradigm and strategy; and the various types of thinking including the strategic conversation model.
        • Module 01 - Personality

          Contents:
            • Mastering Innovation and Design Thinking
            • Course Objectives
            • Module 1 Personality
            • What Determines Personality
            • Whole Brain Thinking and Personality
            • Video: How Does the Whole Brain Thinking Process Increase Innovation?
            • The Human Brain
            • Right-Brain vs Left-Brain Thinking
            • The Human Brain
            • Exercise
            • Video: Innovation in the Collective Brain
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 02 - Creativity and Innovation

            Contents:
              • Creativity
              • Video: The Curse of Creativity
              • Tradition vs Innovation
              • 8 Vital Lessons about Innovation
              • Complacency
              • Complacency Stunts Innovation
              • Complacency Change is Not Complacent
              • Video: "How Do We Avoid Complacency at Work?"
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 03 - Suppressing Creative Abilities

              Contents:
                • Suppressing our Creative Abilities?
                • Video: The Worst Thing a Creative Person Can Do
                • Video: Why Do People Think They Are Not Creative?
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 04 - Parallel Thinking & Evolution of Ideas

                Contents:
                  • Parallel Thinking
                  • Video: Creative Thinking Skills Techniques - The Five Whys
                  • Evolution of Ideas
                  • Video: What Is Six Thinking Hats?
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 05 - Six Thinking Hats

                  Contents:
                    • Traditional Argument
                    • The Six Thinking Hats Method
                    • The Six Thinking Hats
                    • The White Hat (Information)
                    • The Red Hat (Feelings)
                    • The Black Hat (Logical Negative)
                    • The Yellow Hat (Logical Positive)
                    • The Green Hat (Creative Thinking)
                    • The Blue Hat (Control of Thinking)
                    • Suggested “Hat Sequence”
                    • Video: The Six Thinking Hats Technique For Problem Solving
                    • Benefits
                    • Six Thinking Hats - Case Study – Video
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 06 - Vertical Thinking

                    Contents:
                      • Video: Rational Decision Making Steps
                      • The Six-Step Decision Making Process
                      • Video: The 5 Whys Problem-Solving Method
                      • The 11-Step Problem Solving Process
                      • Limitations of Vertical Thinking
                      • Use of Vertical Thinking
                      • Exercise: Problem Solving
                      • Lateral Thinking
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 07 - Lateral Thinking

                      Contents:
                        • Lateral Thinking vs Vertical Thinking
                        • Video: Lateral Thinking with Edward de Bono
                        • Improving a Process
                        • Domination of Ideas
                        • Overcoming Dominating Ideas
                        • Video: Lateral Thinking Quiz
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 08 - Principles of Lateral Thinking

                        Contents:
                          • 1st Principle of Lateral Thinking
                          • Principle of Thinking
                          • Describing the Situation
                          • 2nd Principle of Lateral Thinking – Search for Different Ways of Looking at things
                          • Problem Analysis using Lateral Thinking
                          • Video: Lateral Thinking #Puzzles and Answers
                          • Self-Imposed Boundaries
                          • Problem Solving
                          • Video: Managing for Creativity: Lessons from the Nine-Dot Problem
                          • Techniques to Force a Search for Alternatives
                          • 3rd Principle of Lateral Thinking – Relaxation of Vertical Thinking
                          • 4th Principle of Lateral Thinking – The Use of Chance
                          • Using the Chance Model
                          • Generating Ideas by Chance
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 09 - Multiple Human Intelligences

                          Contents:
                            • Techniques for Evaluating Ideas
                            • Perception – Definitions
                            • Perception
                            • Perception – Young and Old Lady??
                            • Laws & Principles of Perception
                            • Video: Game of your Mind - What is Perception?
                            • The Concept of Meaning
                            • Principles of Perception
                            • Analysis vs Creativity
                            • Intelligence
                            • Multiple Human Intelligences
                            • Gardner’s Seven-Intelligences
                            • The Seven Intelligences
                            • Video: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - Intellectual Quotient (IQ) vs Emotional Intelligence (EQ/EI)

                            Contents:
                              • Introduction
                              • Normal Distribution Curve (IQ Bell Curve)
                              • Video: The Leader Within - Leadership Emotional Intelligence
                              • Interpretation of IQ Scores
                              • Emotional Intelligence
                              • Effects of Emotional Intelligence (EQ/EI)
                              • What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI)?
                              • Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI)
                              • Factors that Influence Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI)
                              • Attributes of EQ
                              • Why is Emotional Intelligence Important in the Workplace?
                              • Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) and the Iceberg Concept
                              • Is Your EQ Set in Stone?
                              • EQ Self-Assessment
                              • Video: Increase your Emotional Intelligence with these 3 Words
                              • How to improve your EQ
                              • Emotional Intelligence – EQ
                              • Why Do We Need Emotional Intelligence?
                              • Key Ingredients for Understanding
                              • Building Emotional Intelligence
                              • Wisdom
                              • How We Learn
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Module 11 - Building Memory

                              Contents:
                                • How We Learn
                                • Good Memory vs Bad Memory
                                • Video: 10 Brain Hacks to A Better Memory
                                • Memory
                                • Purpose of Sensory Memory
                                • Purpose of Short-Term Memory
                                • Short Term Memory Concepts
                                • The Magical Number
                                • Video: Miller's Law Explained
                                • The Purpose of Long Term Memory
                                • Memory Tools and Techniques
                                • Mnemonics
                                • Using Your Whole Mind to Remember
                                • The 3 “R’s” & SQ3R
                                • Module Quiz
                              • Module 12 - Mind Maps & Strategic Conversation Model

                                Contents:
                                  • Mind Maps
                                  • Uses of Mind Maps
                                  • Elements of a Mind Map
                                  • Video: How to Create a Mind Map
                                  • Steps in Creating a Mind Map
                                  • Tips for Improving Mind Maps
                                  • The Metacognitive Mapping
                                  • Mindset and Paradigms
                                  • Video: Strategies To Shift Your Toughest Paradigms
                                  • Module Quiz
                                • Post-Test

                                  Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.