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Locations Dates Duration Tuition
Online (1:00pm EDT) May 21, 2024 4 hours $399
Online (1:00pm EDT) September 25, 2024 4 hours $399


Participants in process hazard analysis (PHA) studies must be able to think creatively about issues. PHA study team members identify hazard scenarios using a brainstorming process. Creative thinking is critical to ensuring the completeness of scenario identification, particularly when trying to identify rare, consequential events, which are of the greatest concern in PHA.

People are not required to think creatively for much of what they do in life. Routine thought works well for most activities and becomes habitual for many people. These habits interfere with the need to think creatively during PHA studies.

This course teaches attendees how to overcome habits of routine thought and to think creatively when needed. Attendees receive an electronic copy of the course materials.

What you will learn:

  • Types of thinking
  • Productive thought and creativity
  • Elements of creative thinking
  • Do's and don'ts of brainstorming
  • How to foster creative thinking
  • Overcoming obstacles to creative thinking
  • Vertical versus lateral thinking
  • Lateral thinking tools
  • Ways to develop creative thinking skills
  • Tips for thinking creatively
  • Framework for creative thinking
  • Guidelines and strategies for creative thinking


4 hours