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Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

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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 certificate program will help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation.

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.

Courses include:

  • Creativity in Teams and Organizations
  • Innovation in Teams and Organizations
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Personal Creativity

Note: Courses in this program can be taken individually but to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must finish all included courses.

CEUs: 1.8 (contact hours - 18)
Price:
$249 (USD)*

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*MindEdge prices their courses in US Dollars (USD). The actual CAD price at purchase may differ slightly. All courses on the MindEdge registration website are priced in USD.

Course descriptions

Creativity in Teams and Organizations

Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings.

Innovation in Teams and Organizations

Innovation can make or break an organization in terms of its ability to win and keep customers. This course looks at innovation in corporations and the public sector. It reviews the latest academic thinking on innovation, including Clay Christensen's seminal thinking on disruptive technology and the proper response to the disruption. This course also covers some of the more successful corporate innovators as a way of illustrating the principles of effective innovation in large organizations. 

Introduction to Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single-most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives. This introductory-level course is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills.

Personal Creativity

This course addresses Personal Creativity. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown's book, Creativity & Innovation, it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges.