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Creative Problem Solving Best Practices

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Apply these creative problem solving strategies to unleash your and your team's full potential

Apply these creative problem solving strategies to unleash your and your team's full potential

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  • 1. Student Affairs 2011Off-site Retreat
  • 2. In 2011…get on the road to Greatness
  • 3. Dare to be Great
  • 4.
  • 5.
    • Take Calculated Risks
    • 6. Set STRETCH Goals
    • 7. Embrace Change
    • 8. Run Towards Challenges
    • 9. Lean Into Discomfort
    • 10. Take on NEW Responsibilities
    • 11. Find GREAT Allies
  • “Good is the Enemy of Great.”
    Jim Collins
  • 12. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. . .”
    Steve Jobs
  • 13.
  • 14. Revisit SA Values & Mission Statement
  • 15. VALUES
    • Accessibility
    • 16. Collaboration
    • 17. Friendliness
    • 18. Reliability and accountability
    • 19. Respect for individual differences and diversity
    • 20. Resourcefulness
  • MISSION Statement
    Student Affairs provides comprehensive services and diverse opportunities that enhance the learning environment and support the needs of our dynamic student body. We strive to promote personal growth and wellness, encourage leadership development and social responsibility, and support success during and after college.
  • 21.
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25. Creative Problem Solving
  • 26.
  • 27. That’s How It’s ALWAYS Been Done
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30. DO IT Approach
  • 31. DDefine the problem
    OOpen your mind & apply creative techniques
    IIdentify the Solution
    TTransform: implement the solution using an action plan
  • 32.
  • 33. Brainstorming
  • 34. Brainwriting
  • 35. The Disney Creative Strategy
  • 36.  Dreamer
     Realist
     Critic
    Go through all 3 stages
  • 37. Starbursting
  • 38. Starbursting
    WHO
    WHY
    WHAT
    IDEA / Issue
    Challenge
    WHEN
    HOW
    WHERE
  • 39. Metaphorical Thinking
  • 40.
  • 41. Student
    Careers
    Health
    Wellness
    Major/minor
    Services
    Housing
    Advisement
    Retention
    Facilities
  • 42. Provocation
  • 43.
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46. Attribute Listing
  • 47.
  • 48. Reframing Matrix
  • 49. 4 Perspective Approach!
    • Product/Service Perspective: Is something WRONG with the product?
    • 50. Planning Perspective: Are our business plans faulty?
    • 51. Potential Perspective: If we increase our workload, projects, service offerings, how would we achieve this?
    • 52. People Perspective: Do we have the right people in the right jobs?
  • Problem Perspective:
    Planning Perspective:
    Problem Being Addressed
    People Perspective:
    Potential Perspective:
  • Seeking Inspiration
  • 61.
  • 62. Help Is All
    Around You
  • 63. Seek Help Online
  • 64.
  • 65. Conflict Is a GOOD Thing…
  • 66. “Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheep like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.”
    John Dewey
  • 67.
  • 68.
  • 69. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity.”
    Joseph Sugarman
  • 70.
  • 71. OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO
    So,
    Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
    Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea
    Your off to great places.
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting.
    So…get on your way.
    Dr. Seuss

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