Texas Executive Education - The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas
skip main site navigation go to current site section navigation
Texas Executive Education | Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity

Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity

Designed For

  • Individuals
    For executives, professionals, new leaders and small business owners
  • Organizations
    For teams of managers with common developmental needs in specific areas


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


  • The Role of 3: Our thought and memory capacity is organized around three items at a time. How we can use this to our advantage.
  • Autopilot and Creativity: How the mind tries NOT to think as much as possible, and how we can turn this knowledge to our advantage.
  • Making Connections: Our best thinking comes from understanding causes, but we often fail to do this. How we can turn this knowledge into more powerful thinking.
  • Using Analogy and Similarity: The mind is constantly re-using old ideas in new situations. How we can train ourselves to use this natural skill to be consistently more creative.
  • Active Memory: Improving the quality of what we remember by actively managing the quality of what we learn.
  • Defining Your Goals: Most people fail to reach their goals because they fail to take a ‘productive pause’ to think about how they will achieve them.

Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity
March 24-25, 2015AT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterEnroll  
Two day course: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Art Markman, Gaylen Paulson
$ 2,560.00
$2,560 - Individual Course The program fee includes all materials, lunches, and refreshments during breaks. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.