Creative and Innovative Problem Solving: An Introduction to Design Thinking

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Problems occur every day for managers. This course hones your ability to find, define, and solve these problems as an individual or in a team.

We will be using “Simplexity” methods which are experiential, inclusive, and applied to all types of organizations.

This 1-day program focuses on asking the right questions and developing answers. Group discussions will allow you to work through real world problems.

Workshop Approach

The course will help you develop:

  • Confidence and a willingness to tackle problems and engage others.
  • Transparency and respect for others.
  • Bridging language and cultural gaps within teams.

Learning Outcomes

  • Individual and group innovation skills at a concrete, person-to-person, table-top level.
  • The art and science of creative problem solving.
  • Your own unique problem solving style.
  • How to create a unique solution to a real work problem of your own.

Full Course Description: Outline (PDF)

Min Basadur

Dr. Min Basadur is a recognized world leader in the field of applied creativity with years of experience in building creative thinking, innovation and problem solving capabilities across organizations.Dr. Basadur began refining his insights about applied creativity at Procter & Gamble while working with teams developing new products and helping senior management engage employees at all levels in cost and profit improvement.Today, Dr. Basadur and his associates work with clients worldwide engaged in a range of industries.
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  • Dates and Fees

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    **EARLY BIRD PRICING**
    $700.00 + HST

    Offer only valid until August 17, 2017.

    REGULAR PRICING$825.00 + HST

    This course is currently being offered as part of the Executive Management Program.

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  • Who Should Attend?

    Middle to senior level managers looking for methods and tools to maximize the impact of problem solving.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.

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