Divergent Thinking for Innovation and Greater Success
by Nica Foo
Why You Should Attend This Course
When it comes to problem solving and idea generation, two ways are commonly cited, namely divergent and convergent thinking strategies. While convergent style of thinking was rapidly equated with typical intelligence, the divergent thinking was equated with creativity and both were not uncommonly presented as competing or conflicting processes.
A divergent thinker is always looking for more options. Many of us get stuck in convergent thinking and, as a result, don’t see the many possibilities available to us. In divergent thinking, a single question returns multiple answers, and though the answers vary considerably depending on the person, all answers are of equal value. Divergent thinking tasks have been widely used because traditionally creativity has been understood in terms of the accessibility of concepts is in our long-term memory systems. Concepts are connected in our brains in ‘semantic networks’.
This course intends to help participants build up the capacity to produce many, or a greater number of complicated or complex ideas from a single idea or simple triggers or ideas. It calls for making unexpected combinations, changing information into unanticipated forms, identifying connections among remote associates, and the like.
Certification: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.
- Identify the New Skills in a New Era
- Understand the 8 Elements of Divergent Thinking
- Explore the Unfocused and Unconscious mind
- Strengthen Creativity through the Circle Game
- Thinking out of the Box with Infinity square
- Challenge the Robots
- Maximize Creativity as a Team
- Integrate YOU and Innovation
- Innovate your daily life
Our whole brain exploration program will be facilitated by using Lego Bricks to enhance learners’ retention. Learning through Play boost positive emotions that activate the learning centers in the brain. Thus, using the principle of Neuroplasticity to strengthen the human vision, memory and cognitive power.
By modifying the nerve cell structure of the brain and reorganizing the neural network and their function, it can help learners overcome the training hindrance.
When learners are connecting with more of the brain power, they tend to be alert in noticing new things and learning through them. Learners will be more creative and innovative with new ideas as well as more able to meet new challenges productively.
The integration of Left-Brain Logic and Right-Brain Creativity improve and accelerate the developmental trajectories of learners’ brains advancement.
“YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT A PERSON IN AN HOUR OF PLAY THAN YOU CAN FROM A LIFETIME OF CONVERSATION” – PLATO
- Corporate or Small-Medium Enterprise employees
- People Manager, Team Leader, Individual Contributor
- Anyone in the field of Biotech, Bioengineering, Sales, Marketing, Design, R&D, etc
- Those who are keen to reboot their thinking
- Those who are keen to enhance their creativity
Nica Foo 符䑱芝
Management Consultant, Amplify Point
Nica FOO is an award winning Innovative Human Development Coach. Combined with her expertise in LEGO® SERIOUSPLAY® and Solution-Focused® Coaching, she is a Management Consultant with Amplify Point who specialises in partnering with Human Capital Professionals and Decision Makers in Humanising Disruptive Innovation.
She works with clients to build up their organisations’ capabilities through different intervention methods such as LEGO Experiential Learning, Talent Development, Employee Engagement, Coaching, Mentoring, etc.
The programs she developed for clients had impacted their employees positively at a global level, shifting mindsets, facilitate Concept Learning, innovates through Divergent Thinking; thus helping clients to bring Idea to Life!
Formerly the Asia Pacific Japan Lead for Talent Management, Employee Engagement and Learning & Development in Hewlett-Packard, she has conducted more than a 100 Experiential Learning workshops using LEGO bricks.
She is a Resilience Coach who coaches Clients to hold their ground in professions where the climate is a little rougher and more competition oriented. As a Potential Amplifier, Nica’s acute aptitude to see the uniqueness of every individual help clients maximize their potentials and enhance their marketability.
She is a dynamic and positive individual who masters crisis or difficult phases with composure. With her extensive Human Capital background, she demonstrated success in negotiating win-win compromises, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits & compensation, developing Human Resource policies, employee engagement, workforce planning and managing Talent Management program for global companies.
She is a Talent Optimist who applies her excellent knowledge in the recruitment and search industry to help clients and candidates adopt breakthrough interviews that result in optimistic career mapping. With more than 15 years of dedication to people excellence, Nica has obtained mastery in differentiating the flash-in-the-pans from the future superstars.
She previously headed a Human Resource division in the F&B industry. Her creativity in Learning and Organization Development resulted in securing millions of funding from Government Agencies for people development, subsequently transforming the Human Resource department from Cost Center to Strategic & Revenue Center.
With more than 15 years of dedication to Human Talents, Creative Thinking and Innovation, she works with clients to re-imagine and connect Human Talents to Disruptive Innovation.
Geographical coverage includes China, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Costa Rica, etc.
Nica credentials include:
- Certified Solution-Focused® Coach
- Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator
- PSYCH-K® Facilitator
- Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
- StoryLeaders – The Power of Selling through Story
- Certificate of Employment Agencies
- Accredited Golden Personality Type Profiler (similar to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI)
- Recipient of Singapore Red Cross Commendation Award for 10 years of Humanitarian Services
08 Sep 2021
12 Oct 2021
18 Nov 2021
15 Dec 2021
The class offers in-class or virtual learning
- Time: 9am – 5pm
- MIS Member enjoy 10% Discount
- Register for 8 or more participants to enjoy 10% Group Discount