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    TRIZ for Dummies

    Think Like a Genius

    Oxford Creativity is the home of 'TRIZ for Dummies' published by WileyBlackwell.

    This hands-on, fun and intense 'TRIZ for Dummies' workshop brings the theory off the pages and into your own skill-set. It teaches powerful Oxford TRIZ thinking tools and systematic processes to help you think like a genius, quickly and correctly identify where you want to get to, and see new routes forward.

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    Course Overview


    2-day Public Training Course



    Oxford Saïd Business School
    Egrove Park
    University of Oxford
    OX1 5NY
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    £1,000 (net VAT)

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    2 nights accommodation:
    £100 per night (inc VAT)

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    Learning Experience

    What benefits does this course deliver?

    • You will learn the powerful  Oxford TRIZ thinking tools and systematic processes - Ideal Thinking, Standard Solutions, Time and Scale, 9 Boxes, Contradictions and TRIZ Function mapping.
    • You will learn to:
      • Think clearly
      • Do more with less
      • Plan for the future
      • Get to the heart of messy, complex problems
      • Manage people and projects in uncertain times
      • Solve difficult problems

    Course Materials

    • Printed versions of the key Oxford TRIZ  materials - Guide to Standard Solutions, Guide to Contradictions, Contradictions Matrix, TRIZ 40 Principles (both for technical and business problems), the 8 Trends of Evolution
    • A complimentary copy of 'TRIZ for Dummies’ by Lilly Haines-Gadd (RRP £21.99) - the fun and engaging introduction to TRIZ , illustrated with management examples and written in plain English 

    What makes the course effective?

    • Oxford Creativity’s courses are delivered by two TRIZ experts in open, interactive workshops for groups of up to 12 delegates.
    • These use unique collaborative, hands-on exercises specifically designed during 20 years of TRIZ teaching to re-inforce learning of the TRIZ tools, processes and problem solving skills.
    • TRIZ for Dummies offers practical tools and new approaches that work on any kind of problem including management problems, personal development, marketing, continuous improvement, science, project planning, healthcare, social care...and more
    • Learning whilst enjoying the full ‘Oxford Creativity Experience’  - see button on left.


    On completion of this training, you will receive our certificate attaining TRIZ Tyro level and 14 hours CPD.


    Who should book?

    • Managers
    • Continuous improvement experts
    • NHS professionals
    • Civil servants
    • Marketeers
    • HR professionals
    • Sales staff and managers
    • Knowledge managers
    • Consultants
    • Ecologists
    • Psychologists
    • Coaches and counsellors
    • Financial services advisors
    • Software developers

    I've learned a lot by this book. The original TRIZ book is so technical that my friend who has a Ph.D. in physics even struggled to understand it. This book puts everything in non-technical terms so everyone can understand it.

    10 July 2010, Amazon.com

    TRIZ has been massively developed and extended…this 'For Dummies' book is a sign that it has matured to a stage where the theory can be readily applied outside engineering - that it is becoming more mainstream

    Professional Engineering 'Book of the Month' May 2016


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