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“The energy in this Less Stress Creativity and Innovation™ workshop was great. Everyone was
and you kept their attention for the entire 3 hours with an element of fun. I found these
techniques helped
provoke more ideas without shutting anyone down in the process.
Erica L. Caplan, HR Manager, Euro RSCG Life

The focus of each workshop is on training skills, effective techniques, and proven strategies to be applied on
the job and throughout life.  While these are skills and techniques that are teachable, they are rarely taught in
school or college.  These creativity and innovation courses are based in part on the approach of the
international Creative Problem Solving Institute to foster “deliberate creativity” and “applied imagination.”

It is the strong belief of the facilitator that everyone can be creative, given an appropriate environment. The
experience of these workshops helps overcome the “I am not creative” feeling.  Many participants leave the
workshop feeling for the first time that they have the ability to  be creativity — this experience boosts
self-confidence and productivity, while decreasing stress.

        Use time-saving processes to rapidly think up options and solutions
        Facilitate or participate in on-demand creativity and innovation
        Boost creativity in groups or on their own to solve professional and personal challenges
        Overcome the “I am not creative” feeling and enjoy the experience and confidence of being creative
        Contribute more to the success of your team and of your clients
        Enhance professional reputation and presence and improve interpersonal effectiveness
        Focus on goals and be alert to more opportunities to deliver exceptional results

Nowadays, there is a never-ending need for increased creativity and innovation that can usefully be applied
to our situations.  It is the facilitator’s strong belief that: everyone can be creative, given an appropriate
environment. This fast-paced workshop combines a well-established systematic framework (based in part
on the international Creative Problem Solving Institute) with proven practical techniques to unleash personal
and group creativity and innovation.  You will learn how to appropriately combine “creative thinking” and
“critical thinking” to develop innovations and solutions.  Learn to establish environments and meetings that
foster, rather than inhibit, solutions and new ideas.  You will gain the skill of effectively setting-up and
phrasing challenges that will improve the quality and applicability of your ideas. These techniques for
generating, selecting, and strengthening ideas can be used in groups or by yourself.

KEY BENEFITS for those who lead or participate in idea generating sessions and those who would like to
enhance their innovation abilities and their skills to contribute more effectively.

•        Learn a systematic framework and proven techniques for solving professional and personal challenges
•        Formulate challenges and decision criteria effectively to boost creativity and innovation.
•        Implement appropriate roles and responsibilities for more productive, participatory, on-track creative
problem solving sessions.
•        Conduct or participate in meetings that are engaging, results-producing, and efficient.
•        Avoid pitfalls to innovative environments, including “idea killers.”

One of the most valuable and challenging contributions in work and in life is the skill to generate solutions on-
demand in “no-time-at-all.” This skill is easy once you learn proven creativity techniques. This invigorating
workshop teaches you how to generate solutions differently and efficiently. These strategies and techniques
can be applied to professional or personal challenges.
In your meetings, how often are some of the best ideas not contributed? Learn processes to include the
participation of everyone in the meeting, gaining contributions from those who are more extroverted as well
as those who are more introverted — regardless of job title.
By experiencing each technique as its own mini idea generation session, you will be prepared to participate
in or conduct engaging, productive, and efficient idea generation in a group or by yourself.

KEY BENEFITS for those who participate in or facilitate idea generating sessions as well as those who
have professional or personal challenges they would like to gain new skills for solving.
•        Learn 5 ½ surefire techniques for participating in or facilitating productive idea generating sessions.
•        Generate innovative solutions to professional and personal challenges.
•        Learn time-saving processes to rapidly think up options and solutions.
•       Overcome the “I am not creative” feeling and enjoy the experience and confidence of being creative.

NOTE: There is only a slight overlap between Generating Options, Ideas, and Solutions™ and
Unleashing Creativity and Innovation™.  The techniques taught are different and the courses can
be taken in either order.

Six Easy Steps to Creative Problem Solving™                

This workshop teaches a 6-step methodology for generating and judging ideas for creative problem solving.

Decision Making™: Turning Options into Solutions       

This workshop teaches strategies and techniques for judging, selecting, and strengthening creative ideas
and innovative options after an idea generation session.

Idea Linking™    

This workshop teaches an excellent way to generate ideas and design projects, based in part on the world-
famous Mind Map® process of Tony Buzan. Applications discussed include developing a presentation,
thinking through an article, designing a training program, learning new material, and creating an action plan.

Easy Consulting™

Easy Creativity and Innovation for Successful Managers™ — Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in Your

Scott E. Weiner, Ph.D., has
more than 15 years experience in training, consulting, and sales. As a
consultant, he delivers customized client appropriate solutions.  As a corporate trainer, he creates and
facilitates results-focused training to improve performance.

Learning and Performance
Mr. Weiner was the co-founder and Executive Director, Vice President, Learning & Performance, of
a sales consulting and training company
, with clients including AstraZeneca, Aventis,
GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Schering-Plough, and Wyeth
.  He developed 8 flagship
blended learning products to focus learning, shorten training time, and increase retention for consistent
execution of marketing strategy. Previously, he was a
corporate sales trainer at the AT&T School of
Business and Technology for the AT&T global sales force
.  He has earned additional certificates for
training and organization development (NYU), instructional designer/developer (Langevin Learning
Services), advanced online learning designer (Capella University), creative training techniques (Bob Pike),
and accelerated learning (Center for Accelerated Learning).

Creativity and Innovation

Mr. Weiner is also a skilled facilitator for strategizing and brainstorming sessions. His creativity skills have
been sharpened through his studies of applied imagination and deliberate creativity at the international
Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) and learning Improv at Second City, UCB, and Summer Improv

He has
trained and taught at the international Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI).  He co-
facilitated the foundational “Creative Problem Solving” course at CPSI, utilizing experiential and accelerated
learning. He
won the top award in the Euro RSCG global network for best Creative Business Idea™. He
created BRAIN ON® for strategic planning, problem solving, and brainstorming facilitation. He created and
facilitated workshops to train Euro RSCG managers and staff how to be more creative and innovative.

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Services provided by Scott E. Weiner are not intended to take the place of professional counseling or
medical or psychological care and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and
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Weiner’s Ph.D. is in Philosophy and he is a certified hypnotist.  Mr. Scott E. Weiner is not a licensed
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Competitive Advantage Seminars for Creativity and Innovation
Training objective: Better, faster ideas for improved productivity.
Your Staff Will Learn To Better
Competitive Advantage Seminar:
Unleashing Creativity and Innovation™
Harnessing the Synergy of “Creative Thinking” and “Critical Thinking"
Generating Options, Ideas, and Solutions™
Energize Solutions Sessions Effectively and Efficiently

Generating Options, Ideas, and Solutions™
Energize Solutions Sessions Effectively and Efficiently

Unleashing Creativity and Innovation™
Harnessing the Synergy of “Creative Thinking”
and “Critical Thinking”

Six Easy Steps to Creative Problem

Decision Making™
Turning Options into Solutions

Idea Linking™