Problem Solving Ninja course.
Creative training for over 200+ companies worldwide
About this course
About this course
What your team will learn
SCAMPER is an acronym for seven different ways to approach a challenge: Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Magnify, Put to other uses, Eliminate and Reverse. It is a framework to stimulate questions which can be used to help you problem-solve and look at your challenge, project or product differently.
The SCAMPER questions can trigger modifications of something that already exists, and they can also act as a springboard to truly fresh thinking – helping you to boost your problem-solving skills.
The seven lenses used represent the questions necessary to break through creative blocks. We call SCAMPER the WD40 of problem-solving tools as it can be applied to almost any problem. It can help you to find new ideas, both individually and in groups which makes people more confident in the workplace and is set to banish rubbish brainstorms!
We have worked with product teams at Marks and Spencer, Jamie Oliver Food and many PR agencies, brand and comms teams to help them solve problems using the SCAMPER problem-solving tool.
You will explore case studies from a raft of different industries to see how SCAMPER might have been used to generate solutions.
In this problem solving training you will practice collaborating and problem-solving together during the workshop and find solutions to your real-world briefs, and can be run as an interactive online course.
Innovation is often about improving something that already exists. SCAMPER lenses can help with both incremental and breakthrough solutions to problems.
What your team will learn
You will feel more confident facilitating creativity in others as the SCAMPER tool encourages groups and individuals to brainstorm by removing boundaries and also promotes constructive problem solving among teams (it works remotely too).
What you will receive
Downloadable PDF with the SCAMPER triggers ready to use in your next workshop
Meet your coach
Anahita has used the SCAMPER tool herself many times in her role as an expert facilitator working with clients including M&S and media agencies.
Anahita is formally trained in creative problem solving methodologies and has a raft of other brilliant tools up her sleeve!
Claire has almost 30 years experience in the creative industries. Claire is fascinated with the creative process helping individuals and teams, to drive innovation and unleash their creative potential. Claire loves to teach the SCAMPER tool because it’s the tool that doesn’t stop giving! Whether you want radical ideas or to build on your existing assets, thoughts or campaigns then the triggers offer so many different ways in.
It’s good for individuals and teams, easy to facilitate online and IRL, what more could you want in an innovation and problem solving tool?
Skills to build on
“Thank you so much for the programme. And well done to all teams for really embracing the sessions. Some great ideas and ways of working came out of it and lots of skills to build on moving forward.”
Original Series Publicity Manager, Netflix
Armed with tools
A significant part of my role at the NSPCC is to create a culture of innovation and learning. Having had no official creative ‘training’ in the past, at times I lacked have confidence to fully explore creativity for myself and my team. I left the training invigorated and am now armed with a basket of easy to execute creative tools either to use for my own creativity or with teams. I’ve put these immediately into practice at work with superb results.”
Head of Individual Supporters, NSPCC
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I be able to do after this course?
– Use the SCAMPER creative processes to ideate by yourself or in a group
– Identify opportunities for further practice in your day-to-day work context
– Creatively collaborate more effectively with others using the resources we provide to use SCAMPER in your setting
Do you tailor this course for me?
What sort of people take this workshop?
Creativity and problem solving are key skills whatever your role. You definitely don’t need the word creative in your job title. SCAMPER is a brilliant innovation and creative thinking tool with wide application to many different contexts and industries.
Our problem-solving training course has been taken by people from a wide variety of businesses and departments – being better able to tackle challenging issues is an essential part of personal and business improvement.
Where do the workshops run?
To keep costs down we usually come and deliver this workshop at your office or workspace. If you want to get offsite and have the budget, we love Wallace Space’s individual and creative training spaces, all over central London. We travel all over the UK and abroad to deliver our workshops.
Simple, transparent pricing
We have options for individuals and teams to help unlock your full creative potential and fuel your ideas!
In-person SCAMPER team problem solving training
A half or full day workshop tailored to your team or group. Work collectively on your creative challenges using the SCAMPER technique. Collaborate, practice and gain confidence in this fast-paced workshop.
SCAMPER brainstorming resource downloadable PDF
Join the 30,000+ people who have improved their creativity skills with us.
Get in touch to have a chat about how we can help you today.