Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking

Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking online training courses
Total Courses: 4    Estimated Training Time: 7 Hour(s)


1 Year Unlimited access to all 4 courses listed below, includes over 7 hours of online courseware.

One of the greatest abilities of leaders - whether in management positions or on the front line - is the ability to see the root of problems and quickly enact effective solutions. This series will pass on some of the skills and tips that will help you to better identify problems, find their causes, and get their solutions under way.

Current Price: $29.95 | List Price: $99.95

This Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking online training series provides 7 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. The Concept of Productive Thinking
  2. Productive Thinking in Principle
  3. The Productive Thinking Model
  4. Productive Thinking in Practice

Lesson Detail:

  • Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking: The Concept of Productive Thinking
    This course provides information about concepts and ideas that support productive thinking. It also discusses how to recognize mechanisms that deter productive thinking.

    • Foundational concepts
    • Why think better?
    • Thinking is hard work

  • Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking: Productive Thinking in Principle
    This course provides information about reproductive and productive thinking. It discusses the differences between critical and creative thinking, which are thinking skills that assist in the productive thinking process. This course also describes habits that can help you get more out of your brainstorming sessions.

    • Reproductive thinking
    • Productive thinking
    • Being open to the possible
    • Brainstorming in thirds

  • Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking: The Productive Thinking Model
    This course explores a problem-solving model of six steps: identifying problems, establishing Success Criteria, asking the right questions, generating answers, forging solutions, and aligning resources.

    • An overview of the Productive Thinking Model
    • What's going on?
    • What's success?
    • What's the question?
    • Generate answers
    • Forge the solution
    • Align resources

  • Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking: Productive Thinking in Practice
    This course provides information about how to think productively. It also recommends ideal situations for applying productive thinking and outlines how to put productive thinking skills into practice.

    • Reviewing the Productive Thinking Model
    • When is the Model appropriate?
    • Using the Model


Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking


This series is for anyone interested in developing problem solving skills through better, more effective thinking.


  • Flash and audio provide animated, interactive Lesson Introductions, Activities, and Simulations.
  • Flash scenarios use real world situations to illustrate course concepts.
  • Streaming video scenarios illustrate real world issues and solutions discussed in the course.
  • Audio accompanies each lesson page throughout the course.
  • MindNotes provide printable quick-reference sheets and other files to be used as learners apply their skills on the job.
  • Decision Point activities allow learners to work toward an outcome in an interactive environment.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

What You Get

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Problem Solving Through Productive Thinking training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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