Critical, Analytical + Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

24 Feb, 2021, Webinar Classroom Training

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MR. ANDREW CHEAH has been a trainer and management consultant since 1991, specializing in the areas of Strategic Thinking, Leadership Transformation, Lean, QC Tools, VSM, 8D Problem Solving, performance management, productivity improvement, behavioral change, and Critical & Creative Thinking. Andrew has trained clients from such diverse industries (see list below) as banking, insurance, hospitality, sales and distribution, manufacturing, food, property development, government/public services, and higher education. Being tri-lingual (English, Mandarin, and Malay Languages), and has extensive regional exposure in Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In addition to training, Andrew has guided and provided consulting services to clients, leading to one of them winning the prestigious Malaysian National Productivity Award (1999) presented by the 2-time Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir. The award is for productivity enhancement through many areas such as continuous improvement, cost and waste reduction.

 

In addition to writing articles for the premier English newspaper in Singapore (the Straits Times), Andrew has been invited to speak at events such as International Conference on Best Practices, which was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), sharing the stage with Professor Michael Gregory of the University of Cambridge, Mr Dieter Heyl (2007 Vice President of Mercedes Benz Malaysia), and Dr Marcus Chao, President of Lean China Enterprise Inc.

 

Andrew has an MBA degree qualification with the University of Portsmouth, UK. At the professional level, Andrew has a certificate in Blue Ocean Leadership Masterclass, as well as Leading Dimensions Profiling Trainer Certification (LDP certified). In addition to being a qualified ISO9000 assessor, his experience in international consultancy has also earned him a membership with the Association of Productivity Specialist (New York).

Venue Details

Webinar Classroom Training

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FOCUSING ON
  • What Is Analytical, Critical And Creative Thinking
  • Conditions For Us To Think Analytically, Critically And Creatively
  • Idea Generation Techniques - Each With Case For Workshop, Linking To Participants’ Areas Of Work
  • Application Of The Techniques
INTRODUCTION

Success of an organization and its leaders typically rest upon how managers and staff understand the psychological influences and process of thinking, an “out of the box” kind of thinking that they make. Since it is crucially evident that the employees are a very important dimension in the success of an organization, the challenge is to turn them from “clock watchers” to analytical, critical and creative workforce which can give the organization a competitive edge.

AFTER ATTENDING THIS COURSE YOU WILL RETURN TO YOUR JOB…
  1. Understanding critical, analytical and creative thinking in the context of problem solving
  2. Learning techniques on becoming more creative & apply these to help self and organization improve
  3. Examining the obstacles towards organization greatness
  4. Picking up hints on the psychology behind employee hesitation
  5. Learning to empower
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for Supervisor, Executives, Officers and Managers. Others who are keen to learn more about problem solving through the analytical, critical thinking and creativity approach are encouraged to attend.
METHODOLOGY

The Active Learning Activities May Include:

  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Workshops
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Commentary On Other Companies / Industries
COURSE OUTLINE
9:00

WHAT IS ANALYTICAL, CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

  • Case Exercise
  • Discussion on Thinking Out Of The Box
10.45

CONDITIONS FOR US TO THINK ANALYTICALLY, CRITICALLY AND CREATIVELY

  • Empowerment and Ownership
  • Ownership Case Discussion
1.00 Lunch
2:00

IDEA GENERATION TECHNIQUES - EACH WITH CASE FOR WORKSHOP, LINKING TO PARTICIPANTS’ AREAS OF WORK

  • Reversal
  • Reframing Matrix
  • Concept Fan
  • Random Approach
  • Provocation
3.45

APPLICATION OF THE TECHNIQUES

  • Examples and Cases
  • Application/Exercise/Workshop
5.00

End of course