6th May, 2020 at 9:00am
How to Have Ideas
Workshop | YCN Library — For our members and programme participants

In this fast-paced and hands on session we'll take on a variety of tools and techniques for powerful creative thinking.

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."
Edward de Bono


This session is about trying out new techniques for idea generation, and getting into habits that will enable us to keep our thinking fresh and ideas flowing. We'll explore what we can do at an individual level to increase our ability to identify opportunities, generate ideas and edit our thinking; and what we can do to facilitate and combine the imagination of those in our teams. 

What we'll cover:

• Noticing how we notice

• The art of reframing and perspective shifts

• Classic and modern techniques for generating ideas

• The right questions and when to ask them

• Brain warm-ups and the power of visualisation

• Team tools for idea generation

How the session will be structured:

Expect an energising and brain-stretching two hours, where we rapidly work through a number of new tools and approaches — testing them out together on some of our biggest individual and collective challenges.

Who the session's for:

Anyone looking to continually fuel their idea generation process among an imaginative group of peers.

Event Details
  • Location:
    72 Rivington St,
    London, EC2A 3AY,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    6th May, 2020 at 9:00am
  • End:
    6th May, 2020 at 11:00am
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants
Interested in coming along?

Please let us know here, and feel free to tell us more about your interest in the topic. Not a member of YCN? We sometimes open things up, so do get in touch and we can let you know what’s possible.

Good to know

Bringing it to you

Workshop sessions can be delivered directly to your teams anywhere, in person or virtually.

Resources in hand, and on screen

Eye-catching physical and digital resources support all sessions, to help new skills stick.

Partner with us

Creatively driven, growth oriented, organisations partner with YCN to purposefully build capability throughout their teams.

Our pioneering social learning programmes bring people together, enriching their skillsets, and growing their networks in the process too. We take targetted, topic specific workshops into our partners’ places of work, and use modern and energising facilitation to take teams towards any outcome.

Find out more in this PDF, by emailing YCN Director Nick Defty or calling +44 (0)20 7033 2140.