Who Killed Creativity? How Can We Get Creativity Back?

CSI Creative Scene Investigation Program and Licensing



Creative thinking has been identified as the most important leadership competency needed for the future (according to a recent IBM survey of 1500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries) – and yet CQ testing has shown that it is on a rapid worldwide decline. This session focuses on the potential psychological and neurological blocks to critical and creative thinking, and the practical process leaders can engage in with practical strategies to achieve more innovative results in themselves, their team, and their organization. Utilizing a fascinating investigative approach, the program provides an intriguing assessment of current needs and a useful template for ongoing development.

CSI MODULE 1: Creative Thinking Foundations: Who Killed Creativity & How to get it back? An INTERACTIVE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
An interactive diagnostic tool for identifying the blocks to creative thinking and innovation in individuals, teams, organizations and cultures (Simulation board game). Takeaways: An understanding of why creativity has difficulty flourishing in a typical work environment PLUS learn the traits of a creative mindset & innovative work environment.

Understanding Innovative Cultures: What can block creative thinking and innovation in & why is it important?

Explore why creative thinking is important, and how it can be blocked, through a diagnostic tool delivered through a CSI style interactive simulation. Participants will match their knowledge against the latest brain researchers and sociological experts to find out the blockages in individuals, teams and organizations and discover how to counteract them.

CSI MODULE 2: THE CREATIVITY PROCESS – The 7 Creative Thinking Strategies for Designing New Innovations. Introducing: Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking ideas.
This session focuses on the applied process leaders can engage in to build critical and creative thinking skills in themselves and their team, and to work towards more innovative solutions. It follows the case study of a successful multinational organization that was able to meet a global need through following a similar method. Specific critical and creative thinking tools from the popular design thinking approach are explained and demonstrated, and a practical problem-solving model for creating a culture of continuous development and improvement is revealed. Templates for future use are provided, ensuring long lasting impact. By the end of the session participants not only walk away with practical ideas and solutions to address current needs and challenges, they also have the tools and strategies for ongoing success.

Research from neuroscience and psychology to explore the obstacles to creative thinking and innovation.
Based on a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) theme- looks at the blocks and enablers from an individual perspective.
The participant plays the role of a detective solving a crime and looking for ways to revive creativity.

All Tirian programs are intelligent in content and stimulating in approach. They are designed by educational professionals who know how to ensure specific outcomes are reached. By presenting the latest management research and theories through unusual themed concepts, we create powerful interventions with immediate and ongoing impact so the learning lasts!

Tirian’s programs involve deliberate use of authentic experiences and facilitated reflection to create a lasting impact. Tirian doesn’t just provide clients with one extreme of light fun experiences or the other extreme of straight dry skills training, we introduce stimulating educational processes that lead to real transformation. We help leaders and teams to reflect on and find real solutions to their business issues. Through innovative simulations & engaging facilitation we create positive intervening experiences which break down barriers and provide unique leadership and team development opportunities and outcomes.