Novel & Adaptive Thinking

Entrepreneur and Creative Thinking Guru CJ Mills is your guide in this fascinating journey designed to accelerate both your Novel & Adaptive Thinking skill set. Complete the program with a Novel and Adaptive Thinking Work Out Plan and flex those thinking muscles!






Overall Master Class Objectives

In these 3 x 20 minute lessons you will learn:

  • the importance of Novel and Adaptive Thinking
  • the contexts where Novel and Adaptive Thinking is most effective
  • tools and techniques for Novel and Adaptive Thinking

Lesson 1: Introduction to Adaptive Thinking


  • Introduction to Adaptive Thinking
  • When Adaptive Thinking is used
  • How Adaptive Thinkers operate
  • How to become an Adaptive Thinker
  • Step by Step Approach for Adaptive Thinking

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this lesson you will understand:

  • The definition of Adaptive Thinking
  • Why you need to be an Adaptive Thinker
  • Different types of thinking: Convergent vs Divergent
  • The key conditions in which Adaptive Thinking is powerful
  • The main characteristics of Adaptive Thinkers and how you can be one too
  • Select tools and techniques of Adaptive Thinking
  • The power and deficits of our brains – how bias can constrain Adaptive Thinking and how humans are superior to machines – we are the true Adaptive Thinkers!
  • A simple, easy to follow process to embody Adaptive Thinking every day

Lesson 2: Introduction to Novel Thinking


  • The defintion of Novel Thinking
  • Why you need to be a Novel Thinker
  • When to use Novel Thinking
  • What you need to know about yourself before you can truly become a Novel Thinker
  • Tools for Novel Thinking

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the lesson, you will understand:

  • What it looks like to implore a creative mindset
  • More about fluid thinking – the uniquely human capability
  • The traits of Novel Thinkers
  • How to use Novel Thinking every day
  • Tools for Novel Thinking

Lesson 3: Novel and Adaptive Thinking Workout Plan


  • Shake Self-Doubt and the Fear of Failure
  • Utilize Dispassionate Observance
  • Seek Alternative World views
  • Slow Down and Create Constructive Uncertainty to Eliminate Bias
  • Ask Better Questions
  • Utilize Ethnography
  • Using the Workout Plan to support your Novel & Adaptive thinking journey

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the lesson, you will understand that:

  • fitness for Novel and Adaptive Thinking is a life journey
  • your greatest potential and roadblocks lie within yourself
  • you need to bring yourself to a mindset before you can fully ulitize these two types of thinking
  • you have it in you to make this skill your own
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Meet The Faculty

C.J. Mills

Hi, I’m Cecilio ‘C.J.’ Mills  your Novel and Adaptive Thinking Skills Coach. I have a deep, deep passion for competition, giving knowledge, and helping increase self-sufficiency. I look forward to helping you create solutions, adapt process, and think strategically.

The Future Work Skills Academy Classroom

Academy Master Classes are delivered via the Velpic platform Learning Management System (LMS) . Once enroled you will receive details of your user name and password from Velpic.

Here you can view lessons either from your desktop or via the Velpic Learn Mobile app available on  Google Play and Apple App Store.  The app allows you to play lessons on your mobile device and is great for anywhere, anytime access. Upon successful completion of the module you will receive a certificate celebrating your accomplishment.  For those of you who are enrolled in a group and like to win,  you can also compete with your colleagues for Achievement Badges. Once you complete your lessons they will be available to you in your Academy Library.