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Creative Thinking & Innovation (C08)


Purpose:

Ignite curiosity, passion, and skills to uncover innovative business solutions, adding unique value for customers. Develop the ability to view challenges from fresh perspectives, fostering the confidence to drive profitable business changes through team brainstorming.



Recommended Participants:

  • Ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their creative thinking and innovation skills, this program is tailored for those who aspire to transform their work, roles, products, and services. Entrepreneurs, team leaders, and individuals eager to drive rapid innovation are encouraged to join.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn creativity tools for gaining fresh perspectives.

  • Enhance team brainstorming skills and instill a willingness to embrace change.

  • Generate innovative and profitable business ideas.

  • Develop a positive, creative mindset for trying new ideas.


Language Requirements:

  • This program is delivered bilingually in both Japanese and English to accommodate a diverse range of participants.


How to join

  • You can join this and over 30 other bilingual intercultural programs to develop your global leadership skills for just 5000 yen per month. Click the buttons below to start with a free coaching session and one month free trial.



 

Program Details and Webinar Schedule


The problem is our business needs rapid innovation from all stakeholders but meetings are too quiet, and we remain too slow to change and offer value too similar to traditional competitors


Join and think entrepreneurially with a toolkit of creative thinking activities transforming our work, roles, activities products and services, and strategic goals.


Webinar 1: Use multiple creative thinking tools

  • Learn and practice seven different techniques to get creative solutions to our key issues. Teams compete for points.

  • Example methods: 1. Resources: What if we had unlimited money and resources? 2. Time travel: What if we could start over again from scratch? 3. Opposites: What if we "play devils advocate", and take the opposite approach? 4. Combining unconnected elements... 5. Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats, 6. Empathy mapping: (different stakeholder views) 7. Reframing Matrix (looking from different functional departments)... etc..

Webinar 2: Innovation Case Study

  • Discuss a global business case which requires an innovative approach. Use creative tools to brainstorm some new approaches.

  • Do a SWOT analysis: including turning weaknesses into strengths / turning threats into opportunities.

  • Teams compete to provide the most innovate solution ideas


Dates(all times JST):


Group 2 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Jan 15 Mon 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Feb 19 Mon 20:30-21:30


Group 3 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Jan 23 Tue 15:30-16:30

  • Webinar 2: Feb 27 Tue 16:00-17:00


Group 4 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Mar 18 Mon 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Apr 15 Mon 19:00-20:00

Group 5 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Mar 26 Tue 16:00-17:00

  • Webinar 2: Apr 23 Tue 16:00-17:00

Group 6 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: May 20 Mon 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Jun 17 Mon 19:00-20:00

Group 7 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: May 28 Tue 16:00-17:00

  • Webinar 2: Jun 18 Tue 16:00-17:00

Group 8 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Jul 15 Mon 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Aug 19 Mon 19:00-20:00

Group 9 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Jul 15 Tue 16:00-17:00

  • Webinar 2: Aug 27 Tue 16:00-17:00

Group 10 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Sep 17 Tue 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Oct 21 Mon 19:00-20:00

Group 11 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Sep 24 Tue 16:00-17:00

  • Webinar 2: Oct 22 Tue 16:00-17:00

Group 12 (Monday evenings / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Nov 18 Mon 19:00-20:00

  • Webinar 2: Dec 16 Mon 19:00-20:00

Group 13 (Tuesday afternoons / Instructor: Jon Lynch)

  • Webinar 1: Nov 26 Tue 16:00-17:00

  • Webinar 2: Jan 28 Tue 16:00-17:00


Participants' comments:

  • "Jon is insightful and creative and always fun to work with. He inspires people and has a straightforward analytical approach that is easy to understand. By following J-Global’s innovation process we were able to gain some useful direction on improvement and cost saving in our company." -CEO, Drink importer

  • "Our innovation activities were full of energy and enthusiasm. The facilitator’s positive 'can do' attitude was infectious, we generated lots of original ideas, and it was a real pleasure working together." -Advisor, UK Government in Japan

  • Jon is the most creative person I know. He dedicates himself to helping participants turn their ideas into new and improved projects and services. He has a gift for helping clients identify issues with their business processes and their business communication, and a track record of helping them to resolve those issues." -Operations Manager, Consulting company




 














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