Steve Hacking, Brainstorming and Creative Thinking, Creativity and Innovation workshop, Creativity and innovation workshop, designed to give delegates the tools to apply these methods to all problems and opportunities.

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Brainstorming and Creative Thinking

Led by: Steve Hacking

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Who should attend:

Suitable for anyone interested in running creative thinking sessions in the workplace – no previous experience required.


Half day course


Minimum 4, maximum 20 recommended.


An introduction to using and facilitating creative sessions to solve a problem or identify an opportunity.

Topics / Content:

The workshop introduces a series of techniques, including:

- ways of thinking
- end-first – working backwards from the future
- deliberate constraints
- reversing the problem
- random words / unrelated subjects

The course is very interactive and most of the time is spent working in small groups on specific exercises, designed to put the techniques into practice. Participants are encouraged to discuss how they can relate the skills they are learning to their own business and role.


Understanding of various techniques to facilitate creative sessions and a chance to try them out in a safe environment. Does not substitute for full training in how to be a facilitator.


Total course cost: £2,250 + Vat.

Trainer Background:

Steve Hacking

Steve Hacking developed the “What makes a market leader?” framework in 2003, based on two years of research into what makes organisations successful. It is espoused by long term success stories such as TNT, and more modern ones such as Metro and Innocent. The framework is not high-minded, but is meaningful, practical and has helped many organisations become successful.

Steve speaks, leads discussion groups and runs workshops based around the framework. He has addressed audiences of business leaders and run successful programmes of work for a wide range of companies.

Steve has spent 12 years working with business leaders on market related strategy, including time as founding director of Magellan Ltd and on the management team of the Kalchas Group (both successful strategy firms).

Steve is an engineer by training, with an MA from Cambridge, an MSC from Imperial College and an MBA from Insead. He is currently writing a book and an article to be published by the London Business School on the subject of “What makes a market leader?”.

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