Activating Creativity though Lateral Thinking - Workshop 2016

Lateral thinking is the most effective way of problem solving in this millennium. The traditional step-by-step logic thinking in problem solving has become obsolete and often does not meet our desired outcome. To apply lateral thinking, one must first activate creativity juices. In this interactive workshop, learn to re-activate your creative mind using three systematic steps: Ideate, Associate and Relate. Break through your unproductive thinking habits, strengthen your creative imagination, develop your non-verbal creativity, find new connections and associations to solve problems, put creative ideas into practice, and develop confidence as innovators.

Companies are expected to face a myriad of challenges in 2016, triggered by a leaner workforce, moderating Singapore economy, weak global demand and volatile markets.

With more global competition at our doorsteps, the pressure is on for accounting and finance professionals to ensure they can continue to add value to their organisations and increase their employability. How can accountants become better business partners in their companies? What are the critical soft skills needed to stand out as a top performer?

CPA Australia has designed a series of workshops to help you to chart your progress and equip you with the necessary personal effectiveness skills to help you stay ahead! Take the plunge and broaden your skill sets today with a more inclusive approach.


This workshop is part of the Personal Effectiveness Series. Enter code PES16 when you register for 3 or more workshops to enjoy savings.


Learning objectives

Course objective:
- understand the 3 systematic steps of Ideate, Associate and Relate.
- strengthen your creative imagination
- explore new connections and associations to solve problem
- apply creative ideas into practice
Presenter: Professor Mark Nowacki is the Founder and Chairman of LogicMills. He worked with the marine biology group at Springfield College, where he wrote simple data analysis software and taught laboratory techniques to postgraduate students in his early teens. His first book, Programming with Paradox, was published at the age of 16 and, to date, he has published more than 15 books in education. He founded LogicMills in Singapore, a school dedicated to teaching analytical and critical thinking skills using games. His recent empirical work has been in the social sciences, with publications in political science, developmental psychology, and the philosophy and practice of education.


This program is suitable for all employees and employers particularly accounting and finance professionals including Financial Accountants, Cost Accountants, Management Accountants, Financial Auditors, Financial Analysts, CFOs and anyone who wish to improve their soft skills.

3 hours