Upon completion of this course, students will know:
• How to foster creativity and innovation
• Five factors for creative teams
• Types of innovation and the barriers to innovation
• Critical thinking and systemic problem solving
• Moving from ideas to practice and production
Price: $395.00

    Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their creativity and innovation toward organizational challenges and goals.

    This suite of courses, offered by our accredited school partners, will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Next, you are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.

    Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you apply your newly discovered creativity in the workplace.

    Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites. Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Module 1 - Creativity in Teams and Organizations
    • The connection between creativity and innovation
    • The five factors for creative teams
    • Team creative tools such as brainstorming, Discussion 66, anonymous idea generation, and visioning
    • The importance of diversity in team creativity
    • Techniques for prototyping new ideas
    • How to overcome creative barriers for teams and organizations
    • Ways to make teams and organizations more open to creativity and innovation

    Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Module 2 - Innovation in Teams and Organizations
    • Key factors for an innovative organization
    • Barriers to innovation
    • The differences between incremental, semi-radical, and radical innovation
    • Internal innovation tools such as idea champions, idea incubators, new venture teams and skunk works
    • The process of moving from idea to commercialization
    • Issues surrounding innovation in the public sector

    Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Module 3 - Introduction to Critical Thinking
    • Critical thinking, reasoning, and logic
    • Appropriate questions for critical thinking
    • The process of systemic problem-solving
    • Barriers to critical thinking
    • Common reasoning fallacies
    • Critical thinking as it pertains to the workplace

    Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Module 4 - Personal Creativity
    • The basis of personal creativity
    • Uses of creative tools
    • Vertical versus lateral thinking
    • Creative tools like SCAMPER, random input, mind mapping, and DO IT
    • Key characteristics of personal creativity
    • Issues surrounding measuring creativity
    "All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader"
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Professional Enrichment
    4 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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      Become Job-Ready: Career Training Programs ONLY

        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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