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Applied Constructive and Creative Thinking: Think, Create and Execute

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Date(s): May 01, 2023
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $149.00
Cancellation Date: Apr 24, 2023
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

Think, Create, Execute: Innovation Skills for the Working Professional is a program that will re-awaken your curiosity, enthusiasm and excitement because it’s much more than a toolkit of ideation skills. It introduces not only the new science of biomimicry, but also provides a blueprint to sustain one’s own innovation capabilities, and the essential elements to influence others to make it happen.

Biomimicry is about emulating innovations in nature. Organisms are constantly innovating, even during times of great change. These examples can then be applied to every day challenges. It doesn’t matter what type of work you do, or the type of challenges you face, this workshop gives you practical skills you can apply immediately.

Leading companies around the world are now using these techniques to resolve some of their toughest challenges and they are achieving breakthrough innovations. New software programs, self-cleaning materials and numerous ways to cut energy are just a few examples.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Behavioral Sciences

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Your own innovation capabilities and areas for development

·         A brand new source of innovation techniques that can be immediately applied

·         Ways to shift your perspective and develop a mindset toward innovation

·         A method to evaluate new ideas without killing them

·         Impactful ways to present your concepts to persuade others so that your good ideas won’t die on the vine

·         An understanding of the key organizational blocks to innovation and how to overcome them

·         A set of replicable skills that can be applied in any organization

·         A mindset that fosters continued creativity, even in times of great change

·         A blueprint to encourage creativity and innovation in others


No prerequisites required.


Patricia Harmon

A professional consultant and trainer who delivers highly experiential and interactive programs that focus on the interpersonal aspects of leadership development and unleashing managers and employees' inherent creativity to bolster innovation. She has a Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. She is a Master trainer in Creativity and Innovation, Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I assessment), and in Innovation Leadership Assessment (ILA). Other certifications include DiSC, Hogan Personality Assessment and MBTI.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

 If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

 Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

 You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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