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Simplex is a creative problem-solving process that is used to identify solutions to complex problems. Many of the problems we encounter are fuzzy situations, meaning that they are ambiguous, unstructured, and do not have a clear solution. The Simplex process provides a systematic approach for problem solving that encourages innovation and creativity through critical thinking.

Simplex takes participants through 8 steps from problem finding to action, by applying creative thinking skills of diverging, converging and deferral of judgment. 

Step 1-Problem Finding
Step 2-Fact Finding
Step 3-Problem Definition
Step 4-Idea Finding
Step 5-Evaluation and Selection
Step 6-Action Planning
Step 7-Gaining Acceptance
Step 8-Action

By the end of Level I, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of creativity and its relationship to individual, team and organizational effectiveness
  • Display tolerance for ambiguity and unstructured problems
  • Demonstrate receptiveness to the ideas of others and appreciation for varied perspectives and problem solving styles
  • Identify the steps in the Simplex process and the skills used by facilitators and participants to effectively navigate each step
  • Apply the Simplex skills and processes to a situation and work with a team to identify an innovative solution

Instructor: Dr. Tad Dickel

Dates and Time: April 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern Time

Location: WestGate Academy, 13598 E. WestGate Drive, Odon, IN, 1st Floor, Room 120

Registration Fee: $1,200 per person, includes all training materials

Class Date is April 24 & 25, 2024


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