Vinod Shah

Leadership for medical missions

The Impact of Creative Thinking

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 214/215
  • November 8 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • P, AAFP, DO, PA, NP, N, D

Medical missions are always under resourced and Doctors and nurses struggle to cope with the enormous need with limited resources.
This presentation looks at generating creativity to fuel innovation as a possible Christian response to this problem.
If medical mission work is important and if God has called us and if we do not seem to have obvious resources then what God is saying is “Get creative”.


The following will be described:
Biblical basis for creativity
Impact thinking generates creativity
Challenging all our assumptions as a necessary first step
Random word juxtaposition- a technique to generate new ideas
Provocation approach-a radical stimulus to get creative
6 thinking hats- an approach to evaluate a new idea
Focused versus diffuse thinking- how both are important
Brainstorming-deescription of
Quality of leadership is linked to creativity in a team