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Catalyzing the Creative Mind

There's a lot of talk these days about the need to raise the bar for innovation and creativity. Understandably so. These are challenging times we find ourselves in. The game is changing, big time. Talk, however, is cheap. What your workforce needs is more than talk. What your workforce needs is a way to activate, accelerate, and apply their innate creativity on the job. So they can intelligently respond to changing times. So they can solve old problems in new ways. So they can generate new ideas — both incremental and breakthrough — that grow the business.

Your workforce doesn't need to be taught how to be creative. (They already are.) What they need is a simple way to catalyze their creativity. Enter Catalyzing the Creative Mind — Mitch Ditkoff's engaging interactive keynote that dramatically increases the odds of each member of workforce becoming proactive innovators on the job. Not next month. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Now.

Includes:

  • Pre-session 20 Qualities of an Innovator poll
  • Compelling business case for why creative thinking is important
  • Creative thinking jump start in eight key domains:
    • Balancing left brain analysis with right brain thinking
    • How to recognize and go beyond limiting assumptions
    • The art of framing powerful questions
    • Seeing opportunities with fresh eyes
    • Blue Sky Thinking (how to unleash the imagination)
    • Synthesizing innovation: How to spark new product and service ideas
    • How to nurture the "seed of innovation" moment
    • Diffusing nay saying and idea killing behavior
  • A sampling of best practices and inspiration from creative luminaries
  • Free one month license of Free the Genie (online brainstorming tool)


    "Your techniques and style left our people with a better understanding and working knowledge of the most valuable tool we all possess - the creative mind."
Tom Gowan, VP Communications, Emmis Broadcasting
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