Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity

IC|Innovation and Creativity

Master the hidden and obvious facets of human thought with easy-to-learn techniques to help you and your employees be more productive, efficient, creative, motivated and satisfied in your work and personal lives.


This class highlights six facets of human thought that are simultaneously hidden and obvious. These easy-to-learn techniques will allow you to help employees to be more productive, efficient, creative, motivated and satisfied in their work and personal lives. Presented in a fast-paced, interactive format that combines presented material with situational team-based learning modules, this class is designed to transition the concepts into the participants' everyday thinking.

  • Tools for problem solving: find creative and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Maximizing your mind
  • The role of 3
  • Autopilot and creativity
  • Making connections
  • Using analogy and similarity
  • Active memory
  • Defining your goals
  • Understand how the mind tries NOT to think as much as possible, and how we can turn this knowledge to our advantage.
  • Capitalize on the fact that our thought and memory capacity is organized around three items at a time
  • Turn knowledge and understanding of causes into more powerful thinking
  • Train the mind to re-use old ideas to be consistently more creative
  • Improve the quality of what you remember by actively managing the quality of what you learn
  • Reach your goals by taking a ‘productive pause’ to think about how you will achieve them

Art Markman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology
John Burrows, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Management

Course Details

Price: $2,950.00

Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity


09/17/15 - 09/18/15

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705

Art Markman
John Burrows