Critical Core Skills - Creative Thinking
CRITICAL CORE SKILLS (CCS) : Thinking Critically : Creative Thinking

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s becoming increasingly important to think critically and creatively to solve problems, develop new ideas, and drive innovation. The Critical Core Skills (CCS) course on Thinking Critically: Creative Thinking is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to adopt diverse perspectives, connect ideas, integrate multiple sources of information, and cultivate a culture of innovation and creativity within your organization.

In this course, you will learn how to combine ideas from different fields to create unique solutions and improvements. You will also discover how to challenge current assumptions and ways of working by proposing and testing new ideas, improvements, and solutions. By integrating multiple ideas and information from various fields, you will develop solutions and new ways of working that address specific issues and deliver impact.

Moreover, this course will teach you how to cultivate a culture of innovation and creativity across your organization. By pushing boundaries and reshaping goals and possibilities, you’ll be able to develop a culture of innovation and creativity that fosters growth and success.

The Critical Core Skills (CCS) course on Thinking Critically: Creative Thinking is perfect for professionals who want to enhance their critical thinking and creative skills, as well as for those who want to cultivate a culture of innovation and creativity within their organisation. Sign up now and unlock your potential to think critically and creatively!

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42 Hours
Program Fees
$ 1180

Welcome to the Critical Core Skills (CCS) course on Thinking Critically: Creative Thinking, designed to help you develop key skills that are essential for thriving in today's dynamic and rapidly changing business landscape. In this course, you will explore three modules that will help you develop your creative thinking skills and become an effective problem solver.

Module 1: Creative Mindset, will introduce you to the fundamental principles of creative thinking, including how to connect ideas and information to propose and test ideas, improvements and solutions which challenge current assumptions or ways of working. Through this module, you will learn to develop a flexible and open-minded approach to problem-solving that will help you to generate innovative solutions that meet the needs of your organization.

Module 2: Creative Approach to Design Thinking, will build on the principles introduced in Module 1 and show you how to integrate multiple ideas and information from across various fields to develop solutions and new ways of working that address specific issues and deliver impact. You will learn to approach design thinking creatively and explore ways to apply this approach to various scenarios.

Module 3: Creativity in Business Thinking, will focus on cultivating a culture of innovation and creativity across the organization. You will learn how to push boundaries and reshape goals and possibilities, and explore ways to foster a culture that promotes innovation and creativity.

Throughout the course, you will engage in interactive exercises and real-life case studies that will help you to apply the principles of creative thinking in your work. You will also have access to expert instructors who will provide you with feedback and support throughout the course.

By the end of the course, you will have developed the skills and mindset needed to think critically and creatively, making you an invaluable asset to any organization. So, whether you are a business leader, entrepreneur, or professional looking to upskill, this course is the perfect opportunity to take your career to the next level.

Creative Mindset (14 hours)

(Creative Thinking - Basic)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to:

  • A1: Employ process analysis techniques to review current work processes and identify potential improvement areas
  • A2: Collect information related to potential new ideas, improvements or solutions using a variety of identified tools
  • A3: Apply lateral thinking techniques to improve current ways of performing work activities
  • A4: Share inputs during brainstorming sessions to support the generation of ideas
  • A5: Conduct experiments to test ideas, improvements or new solutions in own work areas
  • A6: Collect information to monitor implementation of ideas, improvements or new solutions against impact criteria

Creative Approach to Design Thinking (14 hours)

(Creative Thinking - Intermediate)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to:

  • A1: Identify the desired outcomes of creative thinking processes
  • A2: Analyse improvement areas to prioritise work areas for action
  • A3: Develop resource and information collection approaches and processes for identified improvement areas
  • A4: Facilitate exercises with different stakeholders to enable the generation of ideas and imaginative solutions
  • A5: Integrate convergent and divergent thinking techniques to develop new approaches, ideas or solutions
  • A6: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to consider how ideas, improvements or new solutions from other areas can be applied to different contexts
  • A7: Deploy visualisation techniques to communicate proposed new ideas, improvements or solutions
  • A8: Design experiments to trial the implementation of ideas, improvements or solutions
  • A9: Design criteria to measure impact of new ideas, improvements or solutions
  • A10: Analyse outcomes of experiments using an iterative process to continuously improve the implementation of ideas, improvements or new solutions

Creativity in Business Thinking (14 hours)

(Creative Thinking - Advanced)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to:

  • A1: Champion organisation’s creativity and innovation goals
  • A2: Foster an organisational culture that encourages creative imagination, experimentation and innovation
  • A3: Synthesise research and information from various sources within the organisation to determine potential synergies or opportunities for organisation-wide innovation initiatives
  • A4: Evaluate the implementation of lateral, convergent and divergent thinking techniques to design “out-of-the-box” ideas, improvements or solutions which push the boundaries and solve problems
  • A5: Engage with internal and external stakeholders to communicate compelling narratives and rationale for implementing new ideas, improvements or solutions
  • A6: Evaluate outcomes of design experiments to recommend new ideas, improvements or solutions to be implemented across the organisation
  • A7: Evaluate emerging applications of innovations or solutions across industries to determine any relevant applications within own organisation
  • A8: Establish strategies to analyse the effectiveness of creative processes across the organisation

Basic Level

  • Age Group: 25 years old to 65 years old
  • Target Audience: Non-PMET, Young School Leavers, Senior/ Retirees, New Workforce Entrants
  • Educational Background: N/O Level, NITEC
  • Literacy Level: WPLN Level 3
  • Working Experience: 1 year
  • Job Role/s: Non PMET, Service Ambassador, Office Workers, Internal Operational (e.g. Operations, IT, Accounting, Etc.)

Intermediate Level

  • Age Group: 25 years old to 65 years old
  • Target Audience: PMET, New Graduates
  • Educational Background: A' Level, Diploma (Polytechnic/ PEI)
  • Literacy Level: WPLN Level 4
  • Working Experience: 3 years
  • Job Role/s: Executives, Assistant Manager, Team Leader

Advanced Level

  • Age Group: 30 years old to 65 years old
  • Target Audience: PMET
  • Educational Background: Diploma (Poly/PEI), Degree, Professional Qualification
  • Literacy Level: WPLN Level 5
  • Working Experience: 8 years
  • Job Role/s: Senior Manager, Professionals, Entrepreneur, C-Suites

Micro-learning facilitated session, embedded with Coaching and Asynchronous contents

Basic Level: S$340

Intermediate Level: S$420

Advanced Level: S$420

*All prices are exclusive of 8% GST. GST are based on full course fees, before SSG funding.

KEY Facilitators
Paulynn Tan
Associate Trainer

Paulynn has a Masters of Art in Educational Management from the National Institute of Education. Her core strengths lie in business communication and pedagogy. She possesses an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Irene Wee
Associate Trainer

A former Singapore Armed Forces Human Resource practitioner, Irene is backed with 30 years of experience covering the HR value chain and operations. Her critical strengths lie in effective communication skills, strong interpersonal relationships, coaching and counselling, strategy planning and management, process re-engineering, operations management, leadership and management, decision-making. She has a Masters of Training and Development from Griffiths University and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Western Australia. She is also ACTA certified.

Steven Seek
Associate Trainer

Steven has more than 30 years' experience in senior management and consulting, coaching, and training. He is passionate about helping people achieve success in different seasons of their personal and professional lives. Believe everyone has talents and potential. His key skills are in strategic planning and business execution as well as leadership and people management. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the University of London, and is ACTA certified.

William Chua
Associate Trainer

Armed with 20 years of classroom experience with adult learners, William has a Master in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University, UK and Advanced Certification in Training & Assessment (ACTA). He is also a Master Enneagram Executive Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner. His core competencies are in service management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

John Seow
Associate Trainer

John has a passion to help people and organizations become more effective. He has developed, designed, and delivered effectively programs related to Supervisory, Managerial and Leadership skills, Performance Management, Change Management, Influencing & Coaching Skills, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Consulting & Facilitation Skills, Train-the-Trainer & Presentation Skills, Personal Effectiveness and Team Building. John has a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern Queensland and is ACTA certified

Questions? Check the frequently asked questions below.

For face-to-face class, a hard copy learner’s guide will be given, for L1 and L3 modules. For L4 and L5 modules, materials are available in TVI Online (Learning Management Systems).

Our course consultant will advise you if you need to bring along a laptop. You also have the option to loan a laptop from us for the duration of the course. You may also want to bring along a jacket in case the room gets cold.

For online classes, do ensure you have a functional laptop and have Zoom installed prior to class.

You are required to have basic computer navigational skills such as opening and closing, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting of files.

In partnership with Fish4Talents, Training Vision Institute's subsidiary for career coaching and talent solutions provider, we will provide learners exclusive career coaching upon completion of modules.

Yes, we have funding available for self-sponsored (individuals) - up to 50% or 70% funding, and company-sponsored (SME or Non-SME). For more information, you may visit here.

You can sign up for this course through this link. Once you have registered for the course, our course consultant will follow up with you via email regarding your course registration.

Once you have registered for the course, you will receive a detailed step-by-step user guide on how to claim your SkillsFuture Credit. Our course consultant will be able to assist you if you require any help along the way.

If you are still unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please leave your contact details here. A course consultant will get in touch with you to recommend the appropriate course(s) based on your learning objectives.


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