Informasi Seminar

Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Yogyakarta |   09-12 April 2012 | IDR 7,000,000.00 per participant
Yogyakarta | 10-13 September 2012 | IDR 7,000,000.00 per participant


  • Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving
  •  Adapt to different thinking styles in group and team environments
  •  Recognize and remove barriers to individual and group creativity to foster an innovative work environment
  •  Systematically analyze a target problem
  •  Present your ideas clearly and concisely for maximum stakeholder buy-in
  •  Transform your creativity into practical business solutions


Individuals at any level of an organization who want to apply creativity and critical thinking skills to their decision-making process.


Successful organizations recognize that critical thinking and creative solutions to problems significantly enhance business potential. Today’s decision makers must use a variety of thinking styles, methodologies and creative processes. In this course, you develop your skills as a critical thinker and problem solver. You learn to leverage your personal thinking preferences using tools and techniques based on cutting-edge technologies.


1. Introduction

  • Balancing people, processes and tools for optimal decisions
  • Business drivers that demand creative problem solving
  • Deciphering critical thinking

2. Leveraging Personal Thinking Styles

     a. The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)

  • MacLean’s Triune Brain Theory
  • Assessing your preferred approach to thinking
  • Leveraging whole-brain thinking
  • Identifying left/right-brain dominance

     b. Analyzing personal preferences

  • Identifying your own natural brain dominance
  • Determining nondominant approaches

     c. Managing thinking preferences

  • Avoiding quadrant bias
  • Bridging opposing styles
  • Predicting coworker profiles

3. Unleashing Your Creativity

     a. The creative environment

  • Setting the creative stage
  • The power of positive communication
  • Identifying elements that stimulate creativity
  • Eliminating barriers to innovation

     b. Group creative thinking

  • Brainstorming options
  • Challenging assumptions
  • Dispelling personal and corporate myths

     c. The iterative mind

  • Moving between quadrants
  • Valuing nondominant preferences
  • Stretching outside your personal style

     d. Recording the creative process

  • Drawing mind maps
  • Chart writing

4. Solving Problems Using Analysis and Prioritization

     a. Systematic approaches to problem solving

  • Defining criteria
  • Focusing on outcomes
  • Leveraging left-brain thinkers
  • Applying questioning techniques
  • Deconstructing problems using stair-step techniques

     b. Analyzing the creative process

  • Identifying business-critical ideas
  • Categorizing, prioritizing and purging

     c. Avoiding analysis paralysis

  • Overcoming the “It won’t work here” mentality
  • The Five Monkeys Syndrome or “But we’ve always done it this way”
  • Analyzing for outcomes, not solutions

     d. Applying analysis models

  • Situation assessment
  • Decision analysis
  • Problem evaluation

5. Translating Creativity and Analysis into Practical Application

     a. Organizational politics

  • Recognizing the workplace culture
  • Maintaining outcome-focused goals

     b. The influence of decision-making styles

  • Recognizing your own blind spots
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Forming a coalition with style opposites

     c. Deploying your decision

  • Clearly expressing analysis results
  • Ensuring organizational benefit
  • Guaranteeing maximum buy-in

6. Putting It All Together

     a. Integrating your solution into the business

  • Creating a whole-brain presentation
  • Strengthening your nondominant position
  • Adjusting communication to thinking styles
  • Transforming confrontation into communication

     b. Continuing your development

  • Conducting self-checks
  • Being persistent: a key trait of successful creatives
  • Mapping thinking skills to your business

7. Your Personal Decision-Making Toolkit

  • Your personal thinking style
  • Your stakeholders’ styles
  • Flexing to colleagues’ styles
  • Committing to your Personal Action Plan
  • Checklists for success


H. Irfan Riza, SE, MSi, MA
They experienced in human resources management


  • Presentation
  • Discuss
  • Case Study
  • Evaluation
  • Simulation


  • Yogyakarta,
  • 09-12 April 2012
  • 10-13 September 2012
  • 4 days 08 am – 04 pm


IDR 7,000,000.00 per participant non residential


  • Module / Handout
  • Certificate
  • Souvenir
  • Training Kit



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