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Creative thinking techniques

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Want to learn how to approach topics from a new angle? The creative thinking workshop will help you find new solutions.

Target group
Non-academic staff
Postdoctoral researcher
Menno Pronker  (Pronker Training & Coaching)

By applying creative thinking you will come up with fresh new ideas and make new connections.

For whom

Employees of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University : €170,- 
Employees KNAW: €190,-

Topics covered

The training course comprises three sections:

  • What is creativity?
  • How can you develop creativity?
  • Creativity in practice.

What you'll learn

After completing the course, you will know all about creative thinking and acting, and will be able to apply what you have learned in practice. You will be able to see situations from a different perspective and thus come up with new ideas. You will be able to use this in all aspects of your work.


You will discover your creative side in this training course. Interaction is important, and you will do plenty of practice exercises. You will receive a folder containing supporting material and after the course will receive a further four weeks of individual coaching by email. 


The workload amounts to 14 hours, including preparation time, attendance and reading.

No access to Self Service?

Do you have no access to Self Service? Are you an employee of LUMC, TU Delft, Erasmus or KNAW? Please register via this online form. Please note: you can only attend this course with permission of your employer.

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