Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving Training Course - 1 day
Course Pricing and Availability
This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.
Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning
About the Memory Training and Problem Solving Course
We live in the information age.
We are all surrounded by an avalanche of facts, figures, names and numbers and you need to know them.
Every day there is more information to absorb.
The problem that most people have is, they don’t have a great memory.
For example, most people can only remember about 5, 6 or 7 items in a list.
And most people forget the names of other people, within seconds of being introduced.
Most people don’t have a great memory because they have never learned any memory training techniques.
People with a great memory usually have a trained memory. They are using special Recall Systems. These systems have the effect of increasing your memory capacity from being able to recall 7 items on a list to up to 100 items and beyond.
Who should attend this course?
In relation to problems solving:
We all must solve problems. If you cannot solve your problems, you have a real problem!
To help you to solve your problems, we will show you special problem solving methods.
There are essentially, two ways of solving problems:
- Through the use of analysis: breaking something down into its smaller component subsets
- Through the use of imagination: making some giant-steps in one creative leap of invention.
Both methods can be improved by training.
This course is about learning all three:
- Memory training
- Problem solving by analysis
- Problem solving by creative imagination
The course had lots of important information, definitely worthwhile and has given me lots to think about. The trainer's presentation was very good, obviously knew his stuff, lots of energy and you left with a good feeling.
Memory Training and Creative Problem Solving Course Overview
This popular course will help you with your memory and problem solving in the real-world.
Day One - Morning
- Memory training as a skill that can be learned
- RAISE method of memory:
- Repetition. Association. Imagination. Structure. Effort
- Repetition is the mother of learning
- Association. Memory training is about forming strong associations
- Imagination. Imagination is how you make the association
- Structure. You need to impose order on chaotic information
- Effort. It takes effort to memorise anything
- How to remember names, numbers facts, lists and stats
Day One - Afternoon
- Problems solving is about how to close the gap between what you have and what you want
- Problems solving has two major sets: logical analysis and creative imagination
- Logical analysis methods
- Examples of logical analysis in problems solving
- Creative imagination problem solving methods
- Mind mapping
- The Mastermind: using multiple brains to crack the case
- Examples of creative problems solving
- Summary action plan
Course content was extremely useful, will help me develop in my new role, providing me with tools to deal with situations as they arise. The trainer's presentation was very good, each section explained thoroughly.
Memory Training and Problem Solving Training Course Content
Memory Training AM
Who are you and what do you want to gain from attending this course?
Memory training was invented by the ancient Greeks, about 500BC. In those days, there was no internet, there were no printed books, and so if you wanted information, you got it by learning what you were told, or remembering what you saw.
In the old days, Memory Training was an essential part of your education, as a Good Greek.
But in the Modern world, memory was replaced by the book and then by the computer.
So, we don’t bother with memory training any more.
As a result, most of us have untrained memories.
That limits our effectiveness because we forget names, we forget facts, we can’t remember much of what we read.
Most people are limping along with a lazy, untrained, out-of-condition memory.
Now, we can rapidly improve our memory capacity with the right training. Just like the Olympic athletes from Ancient Greece, we can improve our memory muscles.
Let us start.
RAISE your game
All memory is based on using five basic concepts: Repetition. Association. Imagination. Structure. Effort. That gives us our first memory device: mnemonic. RAISE your game.
Memorise this list:
- R = Repetition
- A = Association
- I = Imagination
- S = Structure
- E = Effort
Your memory remembers what is sees more than once.
Repetition is the mother of learning.
You need to review according to a specific formula.
We will reveal the special formula for effective reviews.
Memory works by making associative links between events.
One thing reminds you of another thing. Memory training relies on your natural ability to make associations. But training harnesses this natural ability and develops it to a greater degree.
We will show you how.
Imagination is the driving force of memory.
Association and imagination work together to create mental links.
Your job as a memory expert, is to make mental links between two things: what you already know, to what you want to remember.
All knowledge is structured. If it unstructured, it falls apart in the mind and is forgotten.
If you impose a structure on knowledge, you will remember it.
Even when using special techniques, it takes a certain amount of effort to memorise anything. We will show you how to make your efforts, productive efforts.
Exercises memorising names, numbers, facts and stats.
Problem Solving Training PM
Problems solving is about how to close the gap between what you have and what you want.
The gap between what you have and what you want is called 'The Problem Space'. You need ways to fill that space.
Problems solving has two major sets: logical analysis and creative imagination.
Logical analysis methods
Logic is a systematic, step by step approach to solving problems. Almost all problems are best tackled by analysing its components and figuring out the facts, identifying causes and coming up with practical solutions. This is the problem cause solution analytical method.
Examples of logical analysis in problems solving
Creative imagination problem solving methods
Many problems cannot be solved by pure logic. Instead you need the creative imagination. Creative imagination is not necessarily logical, it involves visualisation, music, inventiveness, imagery, fantasy and humour. Creative problem solving is what built the Disney organisation.
Examples of how to improve your imagery.
Mind mapping is a great way to combine the creative and the logical minds. Mind mapping allows you to be creative and orderly and systematic at the same time, and to record your ideas on paper or on computer.
We will show you how.
The Mastermind: using multiple brains to crack the case.
You have heard the slogan, "Two minds are better than one."
The master mind your secret weapon in problem solving. You get more brains in the room and you decimate your problems by combining the multiple brains to form a mastermind.
If you have enough good brains all working to solve your problem, then success is assured.
We will go over the rules for effective team problem solving.
Examples of creative problems solving
Summary action plan.
Price for open training course
- Full day of quality training
- Tea, coffee and cakes
- Full colour course notes
- Written action plan
- Additional training material by means of monthly updates
- Access to the Post Course Portal
Plus 3 months free telephone coaching
To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.
After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?
We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!
In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.
The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:
- Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
- Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
- Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
- Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
- Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
- Free eBook the effective leader manager.
Price for in house training course
In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)
Please call us on +44 020 3856 3008 to discuss your requirements for the in house training course.
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