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Creativity and Innovation

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Date(s): Feb 22, 2018
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Registration Fee: $299.00
Cancellation Date: Feb 15, 2018
City: Austin

Course Description

This workshop is highly interactive and loaded with fun, engaging activities that promote create and innovative thinking.  The goal is for participants to better understand what drives creative and innovative thinking and have them practice specific activities that encourage seeing situations and challenges differently.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Classroom
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Behavioral Sciences

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discover their Innovation Preference-
  • Discover their Team’s Innovation Preference
  • Learn a Repeatable Framework Used in Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Learn to Use Practical Tools for Creativity 

Course Outline


Course Outline

·         Creativity Defined

o    4 P’s of Creativity:  Person, Process, Product, Press (Culture)

·         Breakthrough Thinking Preferences

o  Person meet Process

o  A Repeatable Framework (Clarify, Ideate, Develop, and Implement) for Optimizing Creative Potential

·         Tools Associated With Each Phase of the Creative Process (tied to real world application)

o       Clarify: 

§    Divergent:  Ladder of Abstraction

§    Convergent: Highlighting

o       Ideate: 

§  Divergent:  Brainstorming, Brain writing, Forced Connections (Lateral Thinking)

§  Convergent Thinking: Highlighting

o    Develop:  

§  Divergent:  PPCO (Plusses, Potentials, Concerns, Overcoming Concerns)

§  Convergent:  Solution Phrase

o    Implement:  

§  Divergent:  Stakeholders Analysis

§  Convergent:  Action Sequencing

·         Taking it Forward                     



No prerequisites required.


Sherry Yellin

Dr. Sherry Yellin has almost 20 years’ experience designing, developing, and delivering training to both educators and private and public organizations.   She is the owner and CEO of The Learning Connection, Inc., established in 2001, and currently consults and delivers training in the areas of communication, instructional design, performance improvement, and leadership.  Dr. Yellin has a command of brain-based learning, and the application of findings in neuroscience provides the centerpiece for all of her work. Her course specialties include the following: Intelligent Leadership, Intelligent Coaching, Intelligent Communication, Intelligent Performance, and Intelligent Design. (For more details go to


Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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