Cultivating Creativity II: Putting Ideas into Practice

Discover the best ways to select from many new ideas, and get moving in the right direction

Some individuals excel at generating many new and creative solutions to a problem or opportunity.  In fact, they often generate more than the organization can manage.  These highly creative people often provide significant energy and enthusiasm in the early phases.  However, the challenge can be in moving from the realm of generating ideas to the realm of execution.  Sometimes the challenge is in identifying which idea is most workable, or which best targets the problem, or which has the buy-in of those who must execute. 

Many of the standard practices for moving from idea to action also tend to rob the process of energy and enthusiasm.  Therefore it is important to provide managers with direct, uncomplicated tools to focus the creative process on finding solutions that are workable, are focused on the issue, and that keep excitement flowing.  This is the second phase of the process of managing ideation – focusing ideas.

In this program participants will learn to move from the idea generation phase to the focusing phase (screening, selecting, and supporting ideas).  Participants will explore a variety of tools and practices that can be used to select a solution and move towards action.  We’ll explore the application of the tools to understand what works best for different audiences and different issues. We’ll also provide a brief overview of idea generation, as a recap and review.


Participants must have attended Cultivating Creativity: Generating New Ideas prior to attending this program.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

Who Should Attend

Managers across all functional areas.


Individual Participants: 645 class day per participant
Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant

Available Discounts