CREATIVE COURSE - LESSONS LEARNTThe course taught me that ideas are not as spontaneous as they seem to be and that with limitedstructure ideas can be extracted from “thin air”. The concept of “reframing” a problem enabled me toisolate problems and analyze the issues through an “environmental scan” that accessed areas in my“blind spots” that I may have missed. The normal barriers of resources, habitat and culture arecircumnavigated and creative juices were able to flow freely, much akin to the concept of “first with thehead, then with the hearth”. The 6-hats were another very useful tool for distracting me from focusingon the barriers – a great lesson in general communication skills too! The exposure to mind maps is yetanother tool I have added to my management toolkit as this is a practical solution to collecting manydiverse ideas. I have integrated these ideas into my project work as a practical innovation to ourorganization.The course can be summarized in the following six word sentence: Ingenious creative ideas optimize lifes opportunities!