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Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking
Unleashing your Creativity

In this 4-hour class, you will be taken on a journey to develop a mindset in which you can constantly learn, grow and progress. Learn how you can develop a growth mindset to impact the way you communicate with your friends, family, and colleagues, in work and day-to-day life. Finish the class with a better understanding of yourself and the power you have in influencing your own perceptions and behaviour.

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Part 1

Understanding Mindset

In Part 1, Derek will introduce you to the concept of Mindset and learn that mindsets are developed and can be altered given time and positive information.

Part 2

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

In Part 2, Derek will show you the differences between having a Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset, and how developing a Growth Mindset is the best way to constantly learn to grow and develop.

Part 3

The Power of Yet

 In Part 3, Derek will explain the concept “The Power of Yet” and how this concept can stimulate Growth Mindset behaviour. You will finish the class with a video of your takeaways from the class.

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Meet Your Teacher
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Derek Ariss

Derek is Head of Innovation Education at Lightbulb Capital and is responsible for building the education practice, focusing on creativity, grit, adaptability, change, design thinking, technology, culture and mindset conducive to innovation. He previously provided guidance to the company as a Lightbulb Capital Advisory Board Member.


Derek teaches Innovation Culture Catalyst and Mindset, FinTech and Innovation courses at Singapore Management University. In addition he delivers innovation and mindset training for a number of financial services organisations in the banking, insurance and educational sectors .He is an accredited trainer by the Institute of Banking and Finance ( IBF)


Derek holds an MBA in International Marketing and Strategy and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Windsor, Canada, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology (Honours) from McMaster University


For the past 3 years he has been a regular contributor to “Business Insights” a publication by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. His articles focus on human development and performance through mindset, resilience, and habit formation.

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