Modern administration requires pretentious specialists with original way of thinking and bright imagination, as the society is not satisfied with a single right solution of any problem that it faces, but it seeks for alternative solutions. A creative person is demanded in all stages of development of the society. Moreover, it is the people with creative and flexible way of thinking who provides the changing tempo of the modern life.
Creativity is the cornerstone of professional activity. Thus, it is not accidental that the Chair of Psychology of Governance at Public Administration Academy of RA has included a new subject in its educational program. It is “Creative Administration”. Sona Poghosyan – PhD Psychology, assistant at the Chair of Psychology of Governance, has been training the Academy staff since September 28. The trainings has several objectives. Firstly, to develop the standards of creativity – the speed, flexibility and originality, workmanship, and ability to seek for unexpected combinations. Secondly, to develop the ability to make the creativity work in problem solving, and to improve the ability to gain individual and professional goals, as well as to develop skills of creative group work.
Sona Poghosyan told that the participants of the training have been given an opportunity to understand the essence of creativity in professional activities, coin individual definition of creativity, realize and understand the peculiarities of the creative person and group, acknowledge and overcome the barriers which hinder the performance of creativity, acknowledge the external and internal resources of creativity development, and to gain skill to direct the establishment of creative environment and creative activities as well.
The participants had an opportunity to advance their creative skills through exercises and tasks which demand alternative solutions during three months. They developed their creative skills through the techniques of creativity improvement, and also they were taught how to set alternative solutions, orientate quickly, and find ways out of uncertain situations.
On December 21, practical course of “Creative administration” came to its end. Sona Poghosyan summed up the outcomes of the tree month work. According to the results of the tests the participants have filled in the beginning and in the end of the course, there were positive progress in about all standards of creativity. The trainer stated that thanks to these meetings a group has been founded where every member has its peculiar degree of creativity. But there are still obstacles which do not let them perform.
The members of the training thanked their colleague Sona Poghosyan for very interesting and smart course, for discovering their hidden potential. They wished the trainings continues.
The participants were given certificates by the Rector of Public Administration Academy of RA Arsen Lokyan. He was happy with the effectiveness of the training. The Rector hoped that the outcomes will be useful in their professional activities and they will favor the welfare of the Academy.