How to have ideas

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." — Edward de Bono
Creative Thinking
Thursday 4 February
9:30am11:00am UK time

In this fast-paced and hands on session we'll take on a variety of tools and techniques to enable creative thinking — both solo, and among our teams

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.

With our own immediate creative challenges front of mind, we'll explore what we can individually do to increase our ability to identify opportunities, generate lots of ideas and then edit our thinking; and helpful ways to facilitate and combine the imagination of those in our teams.

You'll leave the sessions with a whole load of new approaches to take away, share and try out daily.

Expect an immersive and interactive experience, among a supportive group of peers.

What we'll cover:

• Divergent Vs convergent thinking
• The art of reframing and perspective shifts
• Team tools for generating ideas
• The right questions and when to ask them
• Brain warm-ups and the power of visualisation
• The originality scale, and lateral worlds

We'll share the session slides too, so you can revisit and replay among your teams.

How the session will be structured:

Led by a YCN facilitator, we'll rapidly work through a number of new tools and approaches — testing them out together on our own individual and collective challenges.

Who the session's for:

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

Thursday 4 February
9:30am11:00am UK time

Good to know

Supporting resources
Supporting resources

To support the session you'll also get access to bitesize, and video based resources to help you revisit and deepen your learning.

Nudge nudge
Nudge nudge

If you'd like them, we'll share three timely emails in the weeks that follow the session to support you in applying what you've learned.

Bring this session to your team
Bring this session to your team

We can deliver this session directly into teams, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.