Creativity for Chemical Engineers

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 4*

Price £235 + VAT


Creativity is at the heart of engineering, and is essential for developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to complex problems. Developing creative skills gives individuals and their organisations competitive advantage.

This online course will introduce you to the approaches and tools for creative thinking in engineering. It covers the importance of having a systematic approach, rigorous problem definition, generating new ideas, and selecting and implementing the most appropriate idea or solution. Factors that enhance and inhibit the creative process are also covered. The course will be tailored to delegates from the chemical and process industries.

What's included in the series

  • Four 60 minute digital recordings for your personal use
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

Course content

Module 1: An Introduction to creativity and chemical engineering

  • Creativity and engineering
  • Conditions and factors for creativity
  • Creative systems
  • Types of problem
  • FAQs

Module 2: How to define problems

  • The importance of problem definition
  • Critical thinking
  • Present state/desired state
  • Statement/restatement
  • FAQs

Module 3: How to generate solutions

  • Brainstorming
  • Lateral thinking
  • Organising and assessing ideas
  • Selling your ideas to others
  • FAQs

Module 4: How to optimise creativity

  • An insight into how the brain works
  • Creativity enhancers and inhibitors
  • Team creativity
  • FAQs

The modules, each around 60 minutes in length, are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1055 + VAT. Find out more>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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Jamie Cleaver


Jamie Cleaver

PhD, CEng, FIChemE, Consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey.

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended." UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with." SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential." Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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